According to the New York Times, in the 1960s, gay men often pierced only their right ear as a covert statement of sexual preference. However, by 1991, ear piercing was so common for men that it had ceased to have any relationship to sexual orientation.
Ear piercing became extremely common for women in the United States by the 1970s. Multiple ear piercings grew popular in the late 1970s, primarily in the punk rock community. When male pop music performers and professional athletes began wearing earrings in the 1980s, piercing took off as a fashion trend for men. Piercing of both ears took hold with British men in the 1980s as well.Learn More
It is not necessary to go to a tattoo parlor for a third ear piercing. However, in terms of sterile equipment and experienced piercing technicians, tattoo parlors are a good choice.Full Answer >
It takes at least six weeks for an earlobe piercing to heal and soreness to disappear. An ear cartilage piercing may take anywhere from several months up to a year to heal completely.Full Answer >
In order to find the best place to get a lip piercing, it's best to check a local directory for an oral piercing studio. Because oral piercings can be serious business, it's also a good idea for an interested individual to ask friends who have successful piercings where they had the piercing done.Full Answer >
In Western culture, which side of the nose that's pierced has to do largely with personal preference, while in traditional nose-piercing societies, such as India and Nepal, the left nostril is typically pierced. A symbol of social standing and marriage, piercing the left nostril is thought to ease child-birthing pain.Full Answer >