Ranging from the lip and tongue in ancient African cultures, the nose and ears in Israel, and the nipples in Rome ouch , the history of putting sharp objects through the body is dated back almost to 5, years ago. Piercings in ancient times could have signified multiple things such as marks of prostitution, the wealth of the husband gold means ballin', silver means squalin' , and also so demons couldn't enter your brain yeah, it was a thing. Hairstyles that exposed the ears became popular, which gave way to the adornment of the ears. Pictured above is Johannes Vermeer's famous painting "The Girl" circa , sporting a popular drop-earring style at the time.
Facial Piercings - Piercing Aftercare and Body Jewellery Advice
The Prince Albert PA is one of the most common male genital piercings. While some piercers may choose to avoid the nerve bundle that runs along the center of the frenulum altogether, others may choose otherwise. Otherwise, the piercing must be done off-centre so that the surrounding skin can reposition itself. The Prince Albert healing time can take from 4 weeks  to 6 months. Some PA wearers report it enhances sexual pleasure for both partners. As with many piercings, there is risk of the jewelry becoming caught on clothing and being pulled or torn out.
Face Piercings – 30 Most Beautiful and Breathtaking Photos
Surface anchors sometimes called microdermals or dermals are a relatively recent invention. Based on a miniaturized transdermal implant, the first prototypes were introduced at the Association of Professional Piercers Conference and Exposition. They quickly gained popularity as evidenced by this article in The Point and have been a staple of piercing studios ever since. Surface anchors can be placed anywhere on the body, but not everywhere on the body is suited for healing an anchor.
Body piercing , a form of body modification , is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelry may be worn, or where an implant could be inserted. The word piercing can refer to the act or practice of body piercing, or to an opening in the body created by this act or practice. It can also, by metonymy , refer to the resulting decoration, or to the decorative jewelry used. Although the history of body piercing is obscured by popular misinformation and by a lack of scholarly reference, ample evidence exists to document that it has been practiced in various forms by both sexes since ancient times throughout the world.