Your nose may be the most important part of your face. Okay, maybe that’s your eyes. However even if your eyes are the most functional part of your face, your nose is the most prominent. It’s the most obvious of them all. It is your nose that sets the character and defines your entire face. It is no surprise that a nose piercing can accentuate your face positively. Nostril piercing can be one of the most attractive of all the facial piercings. You’ve probably considered a nose piercing before but have you ever wondered what the history of nose piercing is? Well, it’s time for a short history lesson!
Nose piercing is over 4,000 years old. It started in the middle east and was even mentioned in the Bible. Over time, different people from around the world have graced themselves with beautiful nose rings.
Nose bones were used as nose piercing jewelry in ancient times. It was a part of the nomadic tribes of Barber and Beja. Barber was an African tribe whole Beja was an ancient tribe of the Middle East. Nose rings were used by families as gifts, and the size of the ring usually represented the wealth of the family. The husband gives his bride a nose ring after their marriage. This ring was said to represent financial security in the event of divorce.
During the 16th century, the tradition was brought to India all the way from the Middle East. The Mughal emperors were responsible for introducing the culture to India. It was either a stud or ring in India. This stud nose ring was worn in the left nostril even if both nostrils were pierced. The left nostril was preferred because it is associated with the reproductive parts of the female body…
The Punk movement adopted the tradition in the year 1970 to symbolize rebellion against conservative values. (Conservative people being the establishment who didn’t support their faux-anarchist attitudes.) Early on, there were so many things that a person should consider before getting a nose ring – things like potential employment and parenting choices affected people’s decision to get a nose ring.
In recent times, nose piercing has gradually become more socially acceptable than it used to be. Many members of society have embraced nose piercing. It is no longer considered deviant in many parts of the developed world. Celebrities like Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Slash from Guns and Rose, Sinead O’Connor and so many others have nostril piercings. More people are seen with little gem-topped hoops, studs, and many other beautiful piercings in different parts of society from hospitals to shopping malls.
Nose piercing has changed over the years as people have changed their views about nose piercings. Thankfully society can now begin to accept more and more styles of piercing as we become more open.
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