Do you think that nose piercings are something new? Well, since the 1960s nose rings have been worn by many young people—but they have been around much longer than that. In fact, the practice of wearing nose rings dates back at least 4,000 years. It’s even mentioned in the Old Testament! Nose piercing has a long and interesting history. Here at Body Jewelry, we have a variety of unique nose rings to make your nose piercing something truly personal. But let’s take a look at how nose piercings have evolved over time.
Nose Rings in History
Like we said before, nose rings have been around for at least 4,000 years. In the Bible, Rebekah, the wife of Isaac, is given a nose ring as a gift on her birthday. Nose rings gained popularity in the Middle East, and they spread to areas such as India, where women have been wearing them since at least the 16th century. Women in India usually wear a stud or ring in the left nostril and often join it to the ear with a chain. On top of that, nose rings are also a tradition in African cultures where they are often given to women by their husbands when they get married.
Nose Rings Today
As a modern fashion accessory, nose rings really rose to popularity in the 1960s. By the 1970s and 1980s, punk rockers adopted the style as a symbol of rebellion. Currently still popular in many parts of the world, nose rings are quite the fashion statement! Second in popularity only to ear piercings, nose piercings really let you express your individuality.