What is Piercing?

Piercing is a procedure in which a hole is made in specific areas of the body. Popular piercing areas include the ears, nose, lips, tongue, cheek, upper lip, nipples, clitoris, navel, vagina, penis, and scrotum. The person wishing to get a piercing will use a suitable tool and needle to create a hole in their body. It is recommended to have the piercing done in a reliable place and by a professional. Sterile materials should also be used during the procedure and proper aftercare is important.

The healing time and aftercare methods for a piercing can vary depending on the location of the piercing. The healing time for a piercing is typically 2-6 weeks. After getting a piercing, it is important to keep the area clean, avoid the area during healing, and follow the doctor's recommendations carefully. People considering a piercing should inform their doctor of any health conditions or allergies before the procedure.

The History of Piercing

The exact history of piercing is not known, but the practice of making holes in certain parts of the body has a history that dates back to ancient times. In cultures such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and China, similar procedures to piercing have been known to have been performed. In Egyptian culture, piercing was particularly done to symbolize social status.

Additionally, with the Europeans' discoveries, it was seen that piercing was also established in other cultures discovered by them. During these discoveries, Europeans saw that piercing was done for reasons such as health, social status, fashion, or beliefs, just like in the cultures where it was already established.

The history of modern piercing procedures dates back to the early 20th century. In the 1950s, modern piercing procedures began to spread among subcultures, particularly in areas such as New York City and California in the US. During this period, the spread of piercing was accepted as an expression tool among young people.

During the 1980s and 1990s, piercing became more popular in popular culture and continued to spread. During this period, piercing was done for reasons such as fashion, personal preference, or beliefs.

In recent years, piercing is widely done in many cultures and can be done in many different parts of the body. Also, piercing procedures are now done in more professional and sterile conditions and various tools and needles are used.

Finally, piercing is done for personal preference, fashion, beliefs, and it is widely done today.