Piercings have been practiced throughout history, the earliest evidence dating all the way back to the 9th century BC as a stone carving of a man with an ear-piercing!
In ancient Egypt, gold belly rings were worn by the rich to show their wealth, and one of the oldest mummified bodies had stretched lobes! Now, it's not only the wealthy that can adorn their bodies with beautiful jewelry- anyone can! It is estimated that around 50% of the population has at least one piercing, a number that is steadily rising as the popularity of body mods increase.
Today we see many celebrities and influential people with piercings, including Rhianna, Chloe Grace Moretz, Miley Cyrus.
Many jewelry companies have emerged in the last two years, keeping the increasing number of piercings filled with beautiful jewels, and inspiring even more piercings to be done.
In spite of all of these great advances, there are still many (especially in the workplace) that are still unaccepting of piercings. It is only a matter of time until they change their stance! In the future, I believe we can expect the popularity of piercings to continue to rise, and with this rise, we should see an increase of open-minded individuals who allow each other's personalities and tastes to be expressed fully and unapologetically!
In short, piercings are rising fast out of the stigma that once surrounded them in Western Culture and worldwide, and we can't wait to see all the wonderful piercings & personalities that are expressed ✨
Thank you all for being on this journey with us,
Have a great week,