Body Jewelry: Semi-Permanent Self Expression

September 2nd, 2010

In today’s individualistic world, people are expressing themselves in many unique ways which were not as common 30 years ago. Of those individualistic trends, body jewelry is one of the most popular. Body jewelryis essentially piercings on one uncommon places on the body.  A few of the now more common body piercings are:

  • Earrings: Earrings are the most common and social acceptable forms of wearing body jewelry.  The oldest and original ear piercing is at the bottom of the lobe but individuals have become more creative and daring and now pierce up the sides of their ears and even on the inside.
  • Navel: Navel piercings, also known as belly button rings have become nearly as popular and acceptable as earrings. As girls (and guys) wish to draw attention to their midsections, wearing an eye-catching piece of body jewelry around the naval has become extremely popular
  • Nose: Nose piercings were once thought of to be only for the rebellious teens of the 1980’s, they are however, becoming more acceptable depending on the type and the placement. Wearing a small ring in the side of one’s nostril is less daring than it once was and it’s now becoming socially acceptable, even in the corporate world.
  • Eyebrow: Another common way to wear body jewelry, the eyebrow piercing is popular among those in their late teens and early twenties. Barbells and hoops are common pieces to wear in this piercing.
  • Tongue: Tongue piercings are another way to wear body jewelry that has gain popularity due to the ease in which you can hide the piercing.

Body jewelry is a popular way to express one’s self in a non-permanent matter. Many piercings are easily coverable, allowing a person to express themselves outside of the workplace while remaining professional during business hours.

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