Hereof, when was ear piercing invented?
Ear piercing practice dates back to about 5,000 years ago. This is backed by evidence of a mummy known as Ötzi the Iceman, a man who lived during the 4th millennium. It was discovered that his ears had piercings on them.
Besides, who was the first person to get their ears pierced?
Ear piercing tradition is said to have started about 5000 years ago by the Europe’s oldest mummy named Otzi, who was found on the border between Austria and Italy with her ears pierced.
What does Bible say about piercings?
“You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord,” Leviticus 19:28. This verse is often used as an argument to tell Christians to abstain from tattoos. However, let’s look at this. It’s important to look at the context of this passage.
The very short answer is: yes, it’s definitely a sin to wear earrings. Earrings have never been accepted by the true Christians (nor the true Jews before Christ.) … It’s always been the custom of the pagans and idolaters to wear earrings.
In the late 1960s, the hippy movement made earrings on men a symbol of rebellion and non-conformism. … In the ’80s, wearing an earring in the right ear meant the wearer was a homosexual, but an earring in the left meant the wearer was straight.
The Catholic Church forbade the wearing of earrings since it deemed them as objects that spoil the perfect image of a man. In the Middle Ages, ear jewelry was spread only among pirates, gypsies, criminal personalities, and other underworld groups.
During the Victorian era, jewels were mostly worn by women. It was unconventional for men to wear jewels given jewels were considered a feminine object. Women that wore jewels were considered an object of beauty. Although men did not wear jewels, men commonly gifted jewels to a woman they admired.
For pierced ears, the traditional shepherd’s hook, post stud and hoops were used. The Victorian period as a whole saw many different types of earrings, from long girandole chandelier pendants, to yellow gold archaeological revival filigree drops, coloured stone clusters and simple diamond studs.