Body piercings have become a common thing to many people in the 21st century. Whether it’s a stud on the nose, or the ear lobe, or a flashy one in the belly button, this explosion of body piercing popularity has put body art at the forefront within the last few decades, and their perceptions keep differing.
There are a couple of reasons as to why this body art is very common. One reason as to why people get piercings is to express their beauty, and the other reason is because they want to express their individuality. The art of body piercing has really grown within the mainstream culture. To some people, it’s a form of culture or family tradition, and to other people, it’s a form of identity and self-expression.
Nowadays many girls get ear piercings at a very young age which may help and allow them when they become teenagers to feel more confident about themselves, and express their individuality. Body piercings in general require maintenance more than just the beauty that comes with it. People get piercings for various reasons as it helps them relate with other individuals with similar piercings as theirs.
Some people view body piercings as distractions more so in workplaces, and they often stereotype people with piercings as rebellious, unintelligent, and untrustworthy. Some schools also impose strict regulations in their dress code and have rules on piercings since they portray them as rebellious and uncivilized.
Piercings generally hurt and bring some kind of discomfort, but everyone has different pain levels and experiences making it difficult to measure how much pain a piercing can produce. Ear lobes and lips are considered to be the least painful and have the fastest healing times usually taking around 4 to 6 weeks due to their high blood flow if carefully and responsibly taken care of.
It’s very clear that piercings have made a significant mark on the society and are quickly becoming a norm for the younger generations.