Ear Lobe Piercings
The Lobe piercing is by far the popular piercing in modern culture. It origin are 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 preformed 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 main culture. In the late seventies and early eighties the piercing began to spread into 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 sub culture uses of left for top and right for 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 - $45.00/2x=$80.00
- 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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