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 and needles run through it, to fluorescent plastic pieces of today, t[...]
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 nostrils – is yet to be fully recognized as something unorthodox by the society.<[...]Read more...
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 historical changes our species have seen.
But what are the ori[...]
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 and plastic, from Africa and India to Asia and South America, th[...]