Philosophy, body jewelry and piercings, have gone together since the beginning of time it has a deep connection for many people, from all cultures. One of the most popular philosophical symbols today is Yin Yang there are many types of Yin Yang jewelry for all parts of the body. It is the black and white circle that represent the dualities of our world: Night and day, death and birth, cold and hot, moon and sun, both need each other to exist that is represented by the small dot on each segment of the opposite color. This philosophy was adapted by Buddhism in India from the Taoist Philosophy of China.
But this is not the only symbol people consider for body jewelry, there is also the Hasma another symbol that has jewelry for all parts of the body, It’s unknown where Hasma origins are, but it is widely used by many religions. The Islam religion believes that Hasma is the Hand of Fatima, who is the prophet of Muhammad, the Jewish religion also believe this, after much influence from Islam. Hasma is believed to ward off the Evil Eye and protect anyone who bears it.
Today, both of these philosophical symbols and many more are still included in a lot of everyday body jewelry. Different households often display these symbols to protect their home, and body jewelry has also expanded to incorporate them for personal protection and style. Everyone can now get belly rings with the Hasma symbol, and tongue rings with Yin Yang, displaying its magical beauty and philosophical meaning.