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NATIONAL PIERCING DAY – May 16

NATIONAL PIERCING DAY – May 16

NATIONAL PIERCING DAY

National Piercing Day on May 16th Day promotes piercing as well as its history and culture. While body piercing has had a popular resurgence in recent years, its history dates back to biblical times.

Piercing the lobe of the ear is thought to be the oldest form of body piercing. However, it is by no means the only form of ancient body piercing art. Not only is it considered artistic expression but in many cultures, piercing holds great meaning in religious ceremonies. The practice of body piercing also has shown to be an effective medical treatment for some ailments, such as migraines.

Some facial piercings include:

  • eyebrow – vertical and horizontal
  • bridge of nose
  • anti eyebrow or teardrop
  • nose – septum and
  • septum
  • Monroe/Madonna
  • dimple
  • labret

Body piercing also extends to other parts of the body. From head to toe, humans have been adding jewelry and other decorations by puncturing their skin. They add chains and other ornamentation as well. The procedures are often painful, though temporarily. With proper care, the wounds heal without infection.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPiercingDay

Explore the world of piercing. Share your experiences with body piercing. Some salons offer discounts during this celebration. Give a shout out to your favorite salon. Use #NationalPiercingDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL PIERCING DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this body art holiday.

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