Piercings. December 15 2015
Piercing and body adornment has been consistent throughout history as a form of self expression.
From men of great wealth and status wearing gold hoop earrings, primitive tribes embellished in piercings to prevent demons entering the body and early punk subcultures expressing rebellion by wearing multiple piercings, piercing has been THE way to express yourself.
Shakespeare with his gold hoop bling c.1600
Traditional Tribal Jewellery
young Swedish punk, 1977. Keystone/Hulton Archive / Getty Images
In fashion, piercing continues as a styling focus. Multiple piercings and septum piercings continue to feature highly. High fashion label Givenchy 2012 collection mixed haute couture with an oversized embellished punk edge and their most recent fall collection is adorned with pearls and gothic stones. Think Victorian-Chola girl.