Piercings are cool, sexy and in today’s society indicate a form of rebellion, but of the times when a piercing was a way to social acceptance, status and connection with higher powers.
From Bones and wood, to steel a [...]
Probably the most common type of all, this is often not even perceived as a statement of rebellion or alternative aesthetic. It is also the only piercing practice that stayed in human cultures consistently through all hi [...]
Another popular, and generally socially accepted form of piercing is that of the nose. Well, socially accepted as long as it is on the side of the nose… the septum piercing – that of the cartilage dividing the two nostri [...]
The most mystical of them all, tongue piercing has been connected with altered state of mind in many cultures. A way to enter a trance, or in Dervish tradition and indicator that a trance and been achieved.
From swords [...]