6 Awesome Facts About Body Piercings
Nose, ears, eyelids, nipples, belly buttons, tongue, eye brows, lips, septum – you name the body part and you have it pierced. Body piercing has come a long way from being just for rockers or hippies. It is now becoming increasingly popular as a form of body art. Everyone who gets pierced more than once do it for variety of reasons. If for some people, body piercing is an extension to the way they are as a person, for some others, it is a fashion statement. While body piercing is very common these days, there are very few people who know these awesome facts that make this art all the more interesting. Read on to find out more.
1. It is a well-established fact that everyone who thinks about getting pierced gets it done in their ears first. Ear piercing can be dated back to 2500 BC, when people started using body art as a form of personality and expression. Although it seems more like a thing for women, many famous men like Julius Caesar and Shakespeare also flaunted earrings.
2. As per the survey conducted in UK, 10% of the girls over 16 years of age had pierced themselves at places other than the ear lobes. Scottish women, on the other hand, hold the highest record for the number of piercings. Elaine Davidson is the “Most Pierced Woman” according to the Guinness World Records. Believe it or not! As of March 2012, she has over 9,000 piercings. Another interesting fact is that Elaine has more piercings in her genitalia than in any other part of the body!
3. As per the well accomplished Hindu sex manual, Kama Sutra, if men and women get their genitals pierced, sex becomes immensely pleasurable for both of them. However, the infection after piercing has accounted for at least 1% people seeking medical treatment after getting pierced with unsterilized needles.