Ear Lobe Piercings
The Lobe piercing is by far the popular piercing in modern culture. Its origin is for the most part unknown. A great deal of folklore and history revolves around the lobe including sailors of the 16th & 17th century getting a lobe piercing each time they crossed the equator and using gold rings as a way to save up payment for their funeral.
In modern times until the late sixties, it was mainly performed on females as a sign of coming of age. then in the mid to late 60s Males involved in various subcultures such as the hippy and outlaw biker culture began to have the left ear pierced. it was used as a way of stating them apart from the main culture. In the late seventies and early eighties, the piercing began to spread into the main culture out of the punk & "new wave" movement.
Why the Left Ear? For the most part, it was believed that the left represented heterosexuality and the right homosexuality. No one is sure just where this started but maybe have something to do with the Gay S&M subculture uses of left for top and right for the bottom.
In this day and age often males get both sides done and borrowing from many primitive cultures the act of stretching the piercing and/or piercing at larger gauges.
- healing time is 8-12 weeks
- common jewelry 20g to 6g 5/16 to 3/4
- Axiom base with 18g surgical steel ring - $50.00 and $40.00 for each additional
- Pain level on a scale of 1-10 is between 2-3
For Aftercare information go to Basic Aftercare Instructions
For Additional Information on Jewelry Selection go to Ear Lobe and Cartilage Piercing Jewelry
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