NATIONAL PIERCING DAY | MAY 16
National Piercing Day on May 16th Day promotes piercing. In times past, pierced ears were about the limits of what we once saw; today the number one type of piercing is the nose/nostril, and quite common. Yes body piercing has increased in popularity, 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 an artistic expression but in many cultures, piercing holds great meaning in religious ceremonies. The practice of body piercing also has been 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
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 National Piercing Day
Explore the world of piercing. Share your experiences with body piercing. Some salons offer discounts during this celebration. Don’t forget to give a shout out to your favorite salon.You can even consider getting a new piercing. Use. #NationalPiercingDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL PIERCING DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this body art holiday.