Body Piercing History

Lets take a step back in time and look briefly at the history of Body Piercing

I just want to take a look at the history of body piercing and its evolution, no matter where you were in time one thing is for sure the body jewelry that was worn from body piercing is considered beautiful.

mummytutBody Piercing has been practiced in many forms by both sexes, since ancient times throughout the world

Ear piercing and nose piercing have well documented historical records, the oldest mummy wore sporting earrings, dating the existence of piercing to more than 5,000 years ago.

Nose piercing can be traced back as far as 1500 BC. These piercings are documented globally, while lip and tongue piercings were historically found in African and American tribes.

Nipple piercing date back to Ancient Rome, while genital piercing is dated back to 320 to 350 CE in Ancient India images-1although navel piercing is less clear.

Body piercing in Western culture increased in popularity around the II World War with other body parts other that ear piercing gaining popularity in the 1970’s in subculture and entering into mainstream in the 1990’s

Reasons for piercings are varied, some pierce for religious or spiritual reasons, while others pierce for self-expression, aesthetic value, sexual pleasure, conformity or rebelling.

elaine-davidsonPiercings remain controversial especially when it comes to youth restricted by schools, employers and religious groups.

Some people practice extreme body piercing with hundreds of thousands of permanent and temporary piercings making World Records and entering into the Guinness Book of Records

Modern piercing practices use specialized purpose built tools for safe body piercing minimising the risk of infection, scarring and healing time.

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