10 Facts About Body Piercings That You Did Not Know
Author: Admin Date Posted:9 July 2018
In the 1990s, body piercings were one of the most popular trends. Nearly three decades later, body piercings continue to be a bold and unique way of expressing oneself.
Today, there are several different types of body piercings and licensed piercers are given high regard in their profession.
Body piercings have some very interesting facts about them.
Here are some of them.
- Ear piercings started as far back as in 2500 B.C. Ear piercings were also among the first body piercings to become highly popular. Even rulers like Julius Caesar and poets like William Shakespeare got their ears pierced as an expression of their personality.
- Even today, ear piercings are one of the most common body piercings compared to all other piercings.
- Ear piercings are also considered to have medical benefits according to acupuncture. It is said that there are certain points in the earlobe that are linked to both the hemispheres of the brain and the stimulation of such points helps in the proper development of the brain.
- Elaine Davidson earned the title of the "Most pierced woman" in the Guinness Book of World Records. She has over 9,000 piercings on her body despite how unbelievable it sounds.
- Also, Elaine Davidson hails from Scotland which, according to the Guinness Book of World Records is the country with the highest number of piercings in the world.
- People who get their tongue pierced can sometimes develop a gap between their front teeth due to the metal constantly touching the space between the teeth.
- In many Asian cultures, piercings are a way of self-cleansing. In such cultures, piercings that cause extreme pain are done in hopes that the pain experienced by the person will free them from their bodily desires.
- An ancient Sanskrit text titled Shushruta Samhita even says that certain piercings can help avoid mental disorders like obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and even depression.
- In India, nose piercings are rather common, and a large fraction of the womenfolk have their nose pierced. Although the youth today see it as a fashion statement, in the earlier days, nose piercings were thought to have medical benefits and even believed to reduce menstrual cramps in women.
- Navel piercings became increasingly common in 1993 after the release of a video by Aerosmith featuring Alicia Silverstone. The video showed the actress getting her navel pierced, after which navel piercings were all the rage.