What do people think about when they think about fashion? It is possible that they think about expensive clothes. It is also quite possible that they think about shopping at their favorite stores. They might also think of models walking down the fashion runways of Paris and Milan. Moreover, they could think about their favorite fashion designers such as Vera Wang, Zac Posen, and Michael Kors. It would seem to be the case that after people thought about fashion that they could think about jewelry. This is because fashion and jewelry go together. Moreover, fashions of all sorts are accessorized with many types of jewelry such as rings, necklaces, and earrings. In fact, wearing fashion hoop earrings is fun. Let’s discuss the history of earrings.
It might be interesting to know that ear piercing is the oldest form of body modification. There have been both written and artistic references of earrings dating back to early history. Earrings are worn by both men and women. In fact, the early evidence of earrings worn by men can be seen archeological evidence in ancient Persia. Did you know that the carved imagines of soldiers of the Persian Empire that were displayed on the walls of the palace showed some of the soldiers wearing an earring? In addition, sailors have worn earrings too. Pierced ears on sailors meant that they had sailed around the world or that they had crossed the equator. In addition, it is a commonly held belief among sailors that a gold earring is worn as payment for a proper burial at sea if they should drown. It could have been the case that the gold earrings worn by sailors were fashion hoop earrings.
In the 1960s ear piercing became popular with men. This was due the fact that the hippie and gay communities were heavy into ear piercing. In addition, in the 1960s, teenage girls were known to have ear piercing parties. An ear piercing party could be the perfect place to wear fashion hoop earrings. This is because fashion hoop earrings are fun. In fact, men made pierced ears a fashion trend in the 1980s. Moreover, British men started wearing earrings in both ears in the 1980’s George Michael and Elton John are prominent examples of British men who have both ears pierced. In addition, Mr. T was known to wear earrings in both ears. However, this trend didn’t become popular with mainstream American men until the 1990s. People who don’t have pierced ears can wear clip earrings. However, many women claim that clip earrings are uncomfortable especially while talking on the phone. Therefore, it seems as if pierced earrings are more popular than clip earrings.
People can get their ears pierced for religious reasons. Did you know that in India that almost all girls and some boys get their ears pierced in a religious ceremony? This activity is done before they are five years old. When they are adults they will probably wear fashion hoop earrings. This is because wearing fashion hoop earrings are fun.