January 29, 2015
Ear piercing is one of the oldest known forms of body modification,
with artistic and written references from cultures around the world
dating back to early history.tiffany sale One of the early signs of earrings worn by men are from Persepolis in
ancient Persia, the carved images of the soldiers from various parts of
the Persian Empire which are displayed on some of the surviving walls of
the palace showing the soldiers wearing an ear ring.
Another equally early evidence of earring wearing took place in the Bible record of Exodus written by Moses in the wilderness;cheap tiffany sale australia the second book of the Bible.www.sportsyy.ru In Exodus 32:1-4 Moses is still up in the mountain, so the complaining Israelites demand that Aaron make a god for them. So he tells them to bring their sons and daughters earrings to him so that he may comply with their demand. (Written in 1532 B.C.E.) [william crockerham] 15:18 29, July 2009
Pierced ears were popular in the United States through the early 1900s, then fell into disfavor amon g women due to the rising popularity of clipped-on earrings.tiffany australia Nevertheless, a small male following continued to exist, particularly among sailors, for whom a pierced earlobe often meant that the wearer had sailed around the world or had crossed the equator. In addition, if a non-service member sailor was involved in and survived a sinking ship, they were often seen wearing an earring in the left ear.cheap tiffany bracelets sale There was also a long-held belief that puncturing the earlobe was beneficial to increasing the acuity of eyesight (see acupuncture) or of hearing. Also, it was a common belief amongst sailors that if their ship wrecked and their bodies washed up on a shoreline, the person to find them would take the earring as payment for a proper burial. www.buyshoesclothing.cn This practice predates Christianity, albeit later adapted to "a proper christian burial", and dates to ancient Greece where the gold paid the ferryman (Charon) to provide passage across the river Acheron into the realm of Hades, since a sailor might lose his coins when washed overboard at sea. It is because of this belief that many sailors invested quite a bit of money on gold earrings, as they were very superstitious.
At that time, the practice
re-emerged, but since a large commercial market for them did not exist,
most ear piercings were done at home. Teenage girls
were known to hold ear piercing parties, where they performed the
procedure on one another. cheap tiffany necklaces Such an event is depicted in the 1978 motion picture Grease (set in
1959), where Sandy (Olivia Newton-John), the leading lady, is pierced by
Ear piercing became commonly available in physician offices. Some of the earliest commercial, non-medical locations for getting an ear piercing appeared in the 1970s at Manhattan jewelry stores, although the overall commercial market was still in its infancy.www.shoes-bags-china.ru the 1980s, ear piercing was common among many women, thus creating a broader market for the procedure. Department stores throughout the country would hold ear piercing events, sponsored by earring manufacturers. At these events, a nurse or other trained person would perform the procedure, either pushing a sharpened and sterilized starter earring through the earlobe by hand, www.tradingspring.cn or using an ear-piercing instrument modified from the design used by physicians.
In the late 1960s, ear piercing began to make inroads among men through the hippie and gay communities. In the late 1970s, amateur piercings, sometimes with safety pins and/or multiple piercings, became popular in the punk rock community. By the 1980s, the trend for male popular music performers to have pierced ears helped establish a fashion trend for men. This was later adopted by many professional athletes. British men started piercing both ears in the 1980s; George Michael of Wham! was a prominent example. The heavily jeweled Mr. T was an early example of an American celebrity wearing earrings in both ears, although this trend did not become popular with mainstream American men until the 1990s.
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