History of Piercing Art
Nov 2022



History of Piercing Art

The art of piercing has a long history, earrings have been found in mummified remains, nose piercing has been recorded in 1500 BC, and lip and tongue piercings have historically been found in African and American tribal cultures, and nipple piercing can be traced back to at least ancient times. Roman period.

After the 1970s, body piercing locations other than the ears became more and more popular and spread to the mainstream in the 1990s. Let's talk about piercing locations.

Nipple Ring

A nipple ring is a ring ornament worn on the chest. Men began wearing ornaments on their nipples as early as among the Native American Indian tribes. The custom of women piercing and wearing accessories has existed in Algeria, Africa.

In the 1990s, more and more maverick stars would wear rings for themselves.

In recent years, more and more celebrities will wear a nipple ring for themselves, and wearing a sling or a white T-shirt without wearing underwear is photographed on the street, making it easier for everyone to accept piercing in this area.

In the 14th century, many Western women were popular in wearing ultra-low-cut clothes, and half exposed their breasts with nipple rings. This type of female nipple ring had a brief popularity in the 1890s.

Until now, nipple ring piercing has always been inseparable from the BD SM sexual abuse culture, and many people use nipple rings to express their M identity. If you live in Australian or American BDSM culture, there is a hidden code. The piercing on the right is submissive and the left is master. In Europe, the opposite is true.

According to the feedback of many people who have pierced nipples, this part can indeed trigger greater desire and make the body particularly sensitive. In particular, the location is hidden and can only be seen by the closest people.   

A word of caution: any open wound is susceptible to disease or infection, and piercings are no exception. Nipple piercing is a difficult part to care for, and it usually takes several months to fully recover. Don't choose a ring at the beginning, usually wearing clothes can easily cause pulling and affect recovery. Sore nipples are no joke if poor maintenance leads to infection.  

Navel Ring

In ancient times, piercing was a symbol of masculinity and courage. Egyptian pharaohs believed that the ring on the navel was a sign of the ritual transition from life on earth to eternity.

A navel piercing is one of the most common body piercings out there today.

Popular culture played a big role in the promotion of this piercing. The first time navel piercing hit the mainstream was in 1993, when model Christy Turlington showed off her navel piercing at a fashion show.

After that, big and small stars followed suit, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba and others couldn't wait to add points for their sexy.

Belly button ring by Britney Spears

Jessica Alba's healthy complexion and a small waist with a navel ring are more sexy.

It should be noted that when a navel piercing is performed, the actual navel is not pierced. The most common form of umbilical cord piercing is through the upper edge of the umbilical cord and wearing accessories. This area is less painful than the nipple ring. The degree of pain varies from person to person, depending on the depth of the belly button.

Healing usually takes 2-6 months, and it usually heals well as long as you clean it up and don't wear high-waisted pants or tight clothes.

tongue piercing

Tongue piercing has a long history in religious and performance practice.
Aztec and Mayan cultures had illustrations of priests piercing their tongues and then drawing blood or passing through rough ropes to inflict pain. Mesoamericans like the Aztecs practiced this and other piercings as part of offering sacrifices to their gods.

But modern young people get pierced mostly for -- to look good.

Although tongue piercings have been all the rage for a while, in the U.S. since their popularity declined around 2011, I don't think it's a cool thing to do. But it has recently seen a boom, becoming the second most popular piercing procedure among young women aged 18-25 in 2019.

A standard tongue piercing, which is a hole in the center of the tongue, is the most common and safest way to perform a tongue piercing.

Nursing tips:

Don't talk too much for the first week, as longer tongue rings can irritate your teeth. Avoid kissing and certain tongue movements for at least two weeks.

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