Here's to 50 beautiful ears
: November 15 2014
Poking holes into the body for various reasons is as an age old practice and dates back to ancient times. Studies by anthropologist and historians prove this. Piercing the ears is an integral part of this ancient school of thought.
Trivia: The oldest mummy ever found has pierced ears.
Ear piercings, though, are not just about beauty. They have much to do with religion, politics, culture and other markers of society.
Trivia: Elaine Davidson is the "Most Pierced Woman" according to the Guinness World Records. As of March 2012, she has over 9,000. On June 8, 2011, Davidson married Douglas Watson, a man with no piercings.
Forget Elaine, for now. Let's focus on the most common forms of ear piercing
Ear Lobes piercing - Least painful and the most popular form of ear piercing
Helix piercing - Fashionable, elegant and eye-catching
Tragus piercing - Tricky, should be performed only by experts
Anti-tragus piercing - Most painful and most fashionable
Our favourite piercing - Most entertaining and most seductive
And now that we've got ear attention, perhaps you'd like to take a closer look at our range of fashionable and funky ear wear, some of which you can wear even without going through the pain of getting your ears pierced.
Exhibit 1 - Purple Daze
Exhibit 2 - Beautiful Blue
Exhibit 3 - White Magic
Finally, some food for thought: “The ears are the last feature to age.” ― Malcolm de Chazal
PS: Oh, and for a deeper look at the 50 kinds of ear piercings we touched upon at the top of this piece, start here.