All piercing lovers know it that piercing is a very old custom throughout the world among different communities. People of some communities used to do piercing for different reasons, some of the interesting facts regarding this are -
- The Romans used to do nipple piercing as an indication of bravery, besides, the use it as a way to attach cloaks.
- The Carafa Indians wear a slim cane on their upper lip, which denotes the wearer as being in their prime of life.
- A trend similar to Carafa Indians is found among the African women but they use huge ones that are stretched. The reason behind this kind of piercing is probably to discourage slavery.
- The Egyptians also used to do piercing; it is believed that they loved to beautify themselves ornately. In the Egyptian community, some sorts of body piercing were even restricted to the royal family. In effect, just pharaoh had the right to have navel piercing- if any other person tried to have a navel piercing, they were executed as a penalty.
Nowadays, people of modern time usually do piercing only for beautification. Many of them do not even know the history of piercing or how old the tradition is. Whatever the reason may be for your tenderness about piercing, I think these facts about piercing will interest you.