Body Piercing

@LindaOHio (10276)
United States
September 10, 2019 10:51am CST
It is common practice for women to get their ears pierced these days; but it is interesting to find out a little bit about body piercing's history. Mummified remains have been found with pierced earrings dating back to more than 5,000 years ago. Nose piercing is documented as far back as 1,500 B.C. The popularity of body piercing has come and gone in the Western culture. After World War I clip-on earrings were in vogue; while after World War II pierced earrings again gained popularity. Body piercing in certain subcultures peaked again in the 1970s and became more mainstream by the 1990s. Some piercings are cultural such as lip piercing and stretching and tongue piercing. Do you have your ears pierced? Do you have piercings in any other parts of your body? Photo Credit: Free Images
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@erictsuma (857)
• Mombasa, Kenya
10 Sep
I don't like piercing but in my country it is religious to do so.
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@LindaOHio (10276)
• United States
10 Sep
Tell me more about that, please.
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• Rupert, Idaho
11 Sep
Very interesting to know! I do have mine pierced, have since I was a kid. I had my lip pierced at one point, but it was a pain to keep up with.
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@smileyhema (4500)
• United States
11 Sep
Yeah, I have my ears pierced and I have at two(2* 2 ears) points. I also have my nose pierced. These are part of my culture and we so believe that those are trigger points and it connects to the nerves. I also see that as a way of accumulating jewellery(gold) .. haha kidding!
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@Lolaze (4309)
• St. Louis, Missouri
11 Sep
I have my ears and nose pierced. The nose one hurts like something else to get done, but only for a minute. I want to get a new ear piercing but there is a chance I may need an MRI soon so I’m waiting (you can’t wrar metal while having an MRI).
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@wolfgirl569 (22073)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Sep
My ears were pierced. But have mostly closed back over now.
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@nanette64 (19391)
• Fairfield, Texas
10 Sep
Nope and I think 99% of it is all ugly @LindaOhio .
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Sep
I only have my ears pierced from when I was a baby. =)
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@Corbin5 (155681)
• United States
10 Sep
I just have my ears pierced. Piercings elsewhere are not to my liking.
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@CarolDM (40806)
• United States
10 Sep
Only my ears. Cannot tolerate anything else.
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@andriaperry (89774)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Sep
My ears and I could only get them done when I turned 13.
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@ShyBear88 (29748)
• United States
10 Sep
I have double ear piercing and my belly button is pierced as well.
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@marlina (85079)
• Canada
10 Sep
I had my ears pierced in my twenties. I hate the other body piercing.
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