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What You Think About Piercing

There are a couple of polls on this site about body piercing, and here are some comments in response to those. Remember, there is no way of checking if they were telling the truth!

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  • Who on earth would pierce their genitals or nipples?!
  • That there are more people with their genitals pierced than lips or eye brows, is really gross.
  • Body piercing is a trendy thing – it will pass and then there will be all sorts of freaky people with infectious holes in their bodies. Gross-like tattoos.
  • I think that it is that type of closed mindedness that is the cause for ignorance and uneeded conflict. I among many other people love to peirce. I find it mentally and spiritually freeing. And it is not just a trend that will “leave people with infected holes” that is an ignorant statement! Peircing has been document as early as man has existed. Please do not stereotype people, I have peircings and am currently in my 6th year as a working anthropologist. Descrimination without knowledge equals ignorance. Please try not to look down on people simply  because they don’t fit into an extra small old navy pullover. I think that, with so many moms (and grandmothers) getting double piercings in their ears, it’s hardly radical for your teen to want earrings.
  • I had my ears pierced by my Mom with an ice cube and a needle!
  • I think that piercing is fun. How many do their own? I did two of my own
  • I have my hand web pierced (the area between the thumb and index finger).
  • Wow! more people have nothing pierced than I thought! Having nothing pierced is the way to be.
  • Wow! that just sounded really retarded. No piercings may be ok for you. But don’t speak for everyone else. Piercings have been apart of humans since we were on all fours.
  • I personally think that piercings are great. even tho people disagree with them i just like the idea of having them. i think that the more random and wierd the piercing is the better it lokks. in time im thinking of getting my web pierced for the simple fact that it is a really cool piercing and nobody in my town has it so it would be quite a new thing to get done.
  • I think nipple piercing and genital piercings are really cool. I have 4 genitals & 2 nipple piercings myself
  • Yeah I’ve got 5 piercings, I’ve done 3 of them myself. I double pierced my ears myself, with a needle and that’s it, didn’t hurt, and did my [private part]. I also did my belly button but took it out, I don’t know, for me its a rebellion thing because my parents were like no you can’t get your belly button or ears double pierced, so I did them myself.
  • I have to agree with the first comment on genital and nipple piercing as I have both nipples and two genital piercings. I think that piercings in these areas are a cool thing to have. Being a guy, I prefer them on ladies but see no harm in guys enjoying some of the body arts too.
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The Rich History of Body Piercing

Body Piercing : Almost as Old as Mankind

Although piercing parts of the body – other than the ears – may seem to be a recent fashion and lifestyle trend, body piercing actually has a rich history that dates back to ancient times. Whether as a means of personal expression, to designate societal standing, or as part of religious ritual, body piercing has been around almost as long as mankind.

Navel piercing: Although navel piercing is extremely popular today, in the ancient Egyptian civilization only the royal family was allowed to pierce their belly buttons – and anyone who broke this rule would be executed!

Nostril piercing: A passage from Genesis in the Bible’s Old Testament says, “…The man took out a gold nose ring….” Originating in the Middle East over 4,000 years ago, nostril piercing is still practiced by Bedouins today. Husbands present their wives with a ring at marriage, and the size of the ring denotes a family’s wealth. The practice traveled from the Middle East to India in the 17th century, where the type of jewel worn in the nose would designate social standing. Today, Indian women typically pierce their left nostril, in a spot associated with easing the pain of childbirth. Nostril piercing traveled to the West in the late 1960s, when young people searching for spiritual enlightenment in India returned home. Punk rockers and their followers adopted the practice in the 1970s, and it was revived again in the 1990s.

Tongue piercing: Tongue piercing was practiced by Aztec and Mayan priests and shamans, in the belief that it would help them better communicate with their gods.

Ear piercing: A passage from Exodus in the Bible’s Old Testament says, “He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl.” The oldest mummy ever found, dating back five centuries, had his ear pierced, and there is evidence that, over two centuries ago, people living on the Island of Cyprus pierced their ears. Tribes in South America and Africa would pierce their ears and stretch the holes; the larger the hole, the greater the person’s stature in the tribe. Everyone from the Romans to the Tlingit tribe in Alaska viewed ear piercing as a sign of wealth and stature. Even sailors pierced their ears, in the belief that it gave them better eyesight.

Lip piercing: Historically, Aztecs and Mayan men underwent labret piercing and wore ornamental gold labrets to distinguish themselves as members in high social standing. Among some African tribes, lip piercing carried religious significance, while others perceived labrets as beautiful body adornment, and for still others, it was part of the rite of betrothal.

About The Author
Chris Robertson is a published author of Majon International. Majon International is one of the worlds MOST popular internet marketing and internet advertising companies on the web. For more information and informative related articles and links about body piercing, please visit Majon’s Jewelry directory.

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Where Are You Pierced?

This poll asks what body parts do you have pierced? Piercings are not limited to just the ears, people now use a range of piercing locations on the body. You are able to vote for more than one, so this poll reflect the total number of piercing locations, as there are many people with multiple piercings.

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How Many Piercings?

How many piercings do you have? If you have both ears pierced, count that as one. Same goes for other pairs of things!

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