Body piercing can tell you many things about a person, but people should never be judged simply by what they have pierced. There are many places that can be pierced such as the navel, nose, eyebrow, lips, tongue, as well as the genitals. Some places are more painful than others and they also all differ in risk. A piercing is not just a statement in the current time, it was known to be a form of expressing oneself through art. Body piercing began all the way back into the Egyptian era. Egyptians believed that they could announce their beauty and social status by piercing a part of their body. Lori Wilkerson tells us that the oldest form of ear piercing is to use a plug in their ears. The Egyptians had a law that the only people who could pierce their navel were pharaohs’ and if anyone else had done it they had orders to be killed. Piercing basically showed wealth, social class, beauty and also control.
Everyone sees body jewelry as a way of decorating oneself, however it can also be a way of making a statement, either religiously or otherwise. Decorative body jewelry is also available for children, as they can purchase clip on body jewelry. Depending on your body type, face shape, or style , it can help you decide what piercing you would look the best with. Many Romans pierced their nipples as a sign of strength, power and virility. They also did it to prove their dedication to the roman empire. Women had their nipples pierced in order to compete with the men’s’ decorative adornment and so they would wear long chains in- between their breasts as well. They felt that they needed to be more decorative than their men, and some went as far as barely covering the top of their body with clothing.
Naval piercing is considered relatively safe to have done, however it needs to be kept clean at all times. People should take into consideration the physical and emotional ramifications regarding such a piercing. Are you mentally ready to handle this piercing? There are a few things to watch out for after the piercing is finished, that includes redness of the site, swelling, scarring, as well as infection. For those people who are not adventurous, it may not be the best piercing for your personality. The labret is another style of piercing and that consists of a lip piercing, such as snake bites. These piercing look cool and are quickly becoming more and more popular amongst teenagers and young adults. There are three labret piercing that are called snake bites, spider bite, and viper bite. The snake bite consists of two piercing, one on each side of the mouth through the bottom lip. The spider bite piercing and the viper bite piercing are extremely similar in style however the only difference is the distances between them when placed on the lip.
The Nose had been pierced in the past by tribes, such as the Aztecs, Maya and American Indians. They would pierce the septum and place pieces of bone, tusks or feathers through. While in today’s day and age, people do not see someone walking around the streets with such jewelry, there are still some body jewelry that is worn, such as the barbell. The barbell is available in a variety of gauges also. There are three types of nose piercing, they are nostril, nasal septum and bridge piercing. These piercing have been done and there are ways to have a greater success with no infections. The tongue had also been pierced by the American Indians in regards to their belief that it pulled them closer to their higher being. Religion was a huge spiritual relationship and they took it very seriously.
Pierced genitalia was practiced by gladiators for a couple of reasons. They were mainly slaves and in order for their owners total control, they would pierce the head of their penis. They also pierced the head of the penis in order to tie it back against the testicles to ward off injury to the organ. There are many reasons in the present day of why people pierce their genitals and most of them are to enhance their sexual pleasure. While many men and women are getting their genitalia pierced, there are side effects that can turn ecstasy into utter horror. There are women’s health issues that are always taken into consideration such as infections due to not being able to properly care for the piercing. There is also a risk of transmitting hepatitis B or C.
As Lori Wilkerson explains that body piercing has a history and that it holds many different meanings or translations, in today’s age many people do it without even thinking of the ramifications that follow. In many tattoo parlors, they will pierce someone however depending on the age of the person, they may or may not require an adult present. They are beautiful when done correctly, however can add severe health risk if not and possibly do damage to your body. If a tongue is not pierced correctly, not only can you have scar tissue or physical damage but the sensations can also be damaged in your tongue as well. The healing times range anywhere from the minimum of four weeks for the tongue to the maximum heal time of a year for various other piercing sites. The healing time also varies depending on your health and whether or not you have diabetes, or another disorder that entails you take longer to heal. It’s also important that you watch the artist while he gets his supplies in order, because they should always have clean utensils.
Health concerns should always come first when thinking about a body piercing or even something as simple as getting your ears pierced. Infections can spread rapidly without any warnings. If you have a warm sensation or pain, call your doctor or go back to the person who did your piercing, it may be infected. Body Piercing is a fun, beautiful source to make a statement, however keep in mind that just because all your friends have them is not a good enough reason to feel that you need to do it also. Sometimes being different is a statement all in its own and can speak louder to other people.