History of Piercing


   Piercing has been a form of self-expression and body adornment for centuries, with a rich and fascinating history that spans across cultures and continents. From ancient civilizations to modern times, piercing has played a significant role in human culture, symbolizing various meanings and serving as a powerful form of personal expression.

   The origins of piercing can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as Egypt, where it was practiced by both men and women as a form of beauty enhancement and a symbol of social status. The Egyptians believed that piercing certain parts of the body, such as the ears and nose, could ward off evil spirits and bring good luck.

   In ancient Rome, piercing was a common practice among soldiers, who believed that it would make them braver in battle. It was also popular among women, who adorned their ears, noses, and even nipples with intricate jewelry as a sign of wealth and beauty.

   During the Middle Ages, piercing fell out of favor in Europe due to the influence of the Church, which considered it a form of paganism. However, in other parts of the world, such as India, America and Africa, piercing continued to be an integral part of cultural and religious traditions.

   In the 20th century, piercing experienced a resurgence in popularity, thanks to the influence of the lgbtq+, punk and goth communities. These movements embraced piercing as a form of rebellion and self-expression, with individuals adorning their bodies with multiple piercings and unique jewelry.

   Today, piercing has become mainstream and is embraced by people from all walks of life. It is no longer limited to specific body parts, with individuals getting pierced in various areas such as the eyebrows, lips, tongue, and even intimate areas.

   Modern piercing techniques have also evolved, with the introduction of safer and more hygienic practices. Implant grade Titanium, like the one uses we use at ARAKNA Body Jewelry, has become the material of choice for many piercers due to its biocompatibility and durability.

All of us here at ARAKNA Body Jewelry understand the importance of quality and style when it comes to body jewelry. Our range of stylish and comfortable options, such as the Round Claw Opal/Stone Threaded Ends by People's Jewelry and the 16g Titanium Threadless Labret Posts by NeoMetal, are designed to enhance your piercing experience.

   Whether you are a history enthusiast or simply fascinated by the art of piercing, exploring its rich and diverse history can deepen your appreciation for this ancient practice. From its mystical origins to its modern-day popularity, piercing continues to captivate and inspire individuals around the world.

  Embrace the power of self-expression and adorn your body with our beautiful and unique body jewelry! Discover the perfect piece that reflects your style and personality, and join the centuries-old tradition of piercing.