Ear piercing and earrings in multiple places has now become the latest hot trend among the youths especially the males. The boys adopted this style of fashion after the girls started multiple piercing of the ear and skin.
Ear piercing often refers to the normal earlobe piercing, whereas piercings which occurs in the upper part of the outer ear are referred to as cartilage piercing. Ear piercing is one of the oldest known forms of body modifications, with artistic references from cultures around the world dating back to early years of history.
Earrings on the other hand are pieces of fashionable adornments worn on the ear and its components are made from materials ranging from gold, silver, brass, metal, to plastic, glass, precious stones, beads and other materials. The types of earrings include helix/cartilage, industrial, rook, daith, tragus, snug, conch, anti-tragus and lobe.
The early evidence of earrings worn by men was seen in archeological evidence from Persepolis in ancient Persia. The carved images of soldiers of the Persian Empire, displayed on some of the surviving walls of the palace, show them wearing an earring.
Another early evidence of earring-wearing is evident in the biblical record. It was recorded that while Moses was up on Mount Sinai, the Israelites demanded that Aaron make a god for them. It was recorded that he commanded them to bring their sons’ and daughters’ earrings to him in order that he might do what they asked.
Earrings became fashionable among courtiers and gentlemen in the 1590s during the English Renaissance. Among sailors, ear piercing was a sign that the wearer had sailed around the world or crossed the equator.
According to the history above, ear piercing was once popular among men, it appeared to have gone extinct but it has now been awaken by the escapades of fashion. Men nowadays now wear multiple piercings, even more than women do, for fashion, especially celebrities.
Ear piercing can be attractive and fashionable when moderate but can also be insane-looking if it becomes too much.
With the way it can be fashionable and enticing, ear piercing really have dangers, apart from it being painful, that people don’t talk about. Side effects like abscess, perichondritis, allergic reaction, keloid scarring, traumatic tearing, embedded earrings and infections. People only hype the beauty and hide the side effects which can be dangerous.
Maybe if people learn more about the side effects, there would be a considerable reduction in the rate at which men pierce their ear lobes and external ear in multiple places.
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