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International Body Piercing Day


It always falls on June 28 every year.



Body modification has been used throughout the world for many purposes. It was about self-expression, ceremonies, values, religious ceremonies. The history of piercing is not entirely clear, but there are significant indicators that women and men have practiced since prehistoric times.

Already 5,000 years ago, there is evidence from many cultures where ears and noses were pierced. It was a way to keep wealth along with the dead in the next life and to honor them in their burial ground. Language piercing has been well documented in African and American tribal cultures. Ancient Romans pierced nipples and genital piercings in ancient India.

Piercing is a piercing or cutting part of a human body where a hole is created in which jewelry can be worn or an implant inserted. People do piercings for various reasons, such as religious, spiritual or self-expression, aesthetic value, sexual pleasure, adaptation to or against their culture.

Piercing is an invasive method with some risks, an allergic reaction, infection, excessive scarring, unexpected physical injuries. Preventive measures such as careful aftercare, hygiene, clean environment, tool disinfection are an important part of minimizing the likelihood of serious problems occurring. The healing time may vary by location.

The woman who has the most body piercings is Elaine Davidson from Brazil and holds the Guinness World Record. In 2000 she had 462 piercings and 192 had her around her head and face. Then, on June 8, 2006, she had 4,225 piercings, and in February 2009 the Daily Telegraph had 6,005.

The man who has the most body piercings was in 2009 Luis Antonio Agüero, who, having 230 permanent piercings out of which 175 decorated his face.

Piercing should be hypoallergenic and stainless steel, niobium and titanium are most commonly used. Platinum and palladium may also be used. Gold and silver should never be used for initial piercing because they are mixed with other metals that could cause allergies. An allergic reaction may arise when a stud or jewel clip is made of a different metal than the primary piece.

You can use hashtag #InternationalBodyPiercingDay or #BodyPiercingDay or Social Networking.






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