There are some fashion trends that come and go, and others that endure. When it comes to body art there is a genuine split between those who love it, and those who hate it. However, it should be said that tattoos are very much in-vogue right now with both men and women, and there are some quite stunning examples of the tattooist’s art on every high street. As for piercings, what are they all about, and where does the idea come from?

It’s said that body piercings were a sign of status in Ancient Egypt: the more you had and the more complex, the higher up the social ladder you were. Hence, the Egyptian kings and queens would often be adorned with piercings, their underlings not so. 

When we talk of body piercings we are talking not just of the humble earring or stud – ubiquitous these days and still very fashionable – but also nose and lip piercings, and many more in more exotic areas of the body! Why do people wear piercings, and who should you talk to if you want one yourself?

Body Piercings as Art

There are people who take it to the extreme and get piercings all across their bodies, hundreds of them in the wildest cases. The more popular choice is to have one prominent piercing or perhaps a couple, or a few in discreet places for your more intimate friends to see. One thing is for sure, and it’s that body piercings are art. No two piercings are the same so whether you choose to have an elaborate ring or decoration or a simple stud, you’ll be wearing your own unique artform that is not replicated anywhere else, and that’s something to be proud of!

Body piercings are indeed a modern fashion statement. More than any item of clothing or footwear, and more than other jewelry and adornments, a body piercing is a statement that you are ahead of the curve when it comes to fashion trends, and that you have your own mind and understanding of how you want to look and feel. 

One thing we will say is that if you’re new to body piercing you need to make sure you find a reputable and experienced outlet at which to get it done. We – and many satisfied users – can happily recommend The End is Near Brooklyn as one of the leading providers not just in New York but in the world, with unrivaled expertise and a great choice too. 

Choosing a Piercing

It can be hard to make up your mind with so many ideas to choose from, and we recommend that if you’ve seen something you like in a magazine, TV programme or on a film, take a copy to the shop and show them. Visit this piercing shop in person and talk to the knowledgeable staff, and they’ll be happy to advise you on what is best for your specific requirements. They’ll most likely have something similar or even identical and will be able to advise you on the best way to get that look.

Piercings have even entered the mainstream fashion styles – check out this article about how piercings are in trend from the New York Times – and are accepted in society these days. Yet, they are still exclusive to you and remain very special for a lifetime. By choosing a reputable practitioner you’re also making sure your piercing will be done professionally and carefully, and by someone who cares, with all the health and safety points attended to in full.

Check out the shop we mentioned if you’re in New York as they really are the number one name in the piercing business, and you’ll be sure to find something you love!

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