Call Me Queen:
How Did Nipple Piercings Originate?
Nipple Piercings, A Royal Beginning and Sexy History
There is a rebellious spirit in all of us, some people just show it differently. Nipple piercings communicate that you aren't afraid of your body! Individuals have the freedom to express themselves through fashion and modifications now more than any other time in history. From tattoos to piercings people are coming up with new and fun ways to show off their bodily décor.
While nipple piercings were typically for wealthy women, the trend has endured and grown for generations. Now the piercing can be found on people in all walks of life. From the soccer parent, to the corporate CEO to the celebrity, together we celebrate the early days of this titillating bosom bling!
The Victorian Era Mastered Forward Thinking Design
Piercing has had many renaissance moments. I’d like to take a trip to Victorian Europe. The Victorian era ran from 1837-1901, and the French were dressing in ways we can only dream of! Dazzling little secrets rested behind extremely low cut lace-lined dresses. It was common to have gold rings through m’ladies nipples and some more daring high society women had dresses made to show off both their boobies or just one!
The Nipple Piercing Jewelry Trend Crossed the World’s Oceans
American women at this time were said to cross the pond and get their nipples pierced as well. “Bosom Rings” were available at Parisian shops where only the wealthy could afford them. Avanti has a stock of nipple accoutrements so you can be a part of history!
What Culture Started Nipple Piercing?
Oh, you want more history? Ok, I got you. There is historical evidence that nipple piercings were prevalent in Ancient Egypt. However, the idea of these piercings being a part of fashion began later. Let’s take a look at the Queen who dripped herself in jewels. I know it’s hard to believe but we can trace the nipple trend all the way back to a single person in the late 14th, transitioning to the 15th centuries! The mack daddy (mommy?) of them all, Queen Isabeau of Bavaria. She had an eye for flare, gowns that were encrusted with jewels and necklines so plunging they reached her navel! (I wonder if that was pierced too) Queen Isabeau would connect her gold rings with delicate chains, sometimes adorned with pearls and other gems.
Modern Day Fashion Furthers the Nipple Piercing Trend!
Fast forward to now, a huge change in piercing fashion comes down to WHO is getting the piercings. Nipples were only seen on women, and today more men are spotted with the piercing, making it one of the most requested services around! Men, women, young, and old are asking for it.
Is it because this last year was so tough and people are going for what they really want? Without talking to everyone we won’t really know. All I know is that Avanti will keep you stocked in all the bosom rings you could want!
What Causes Fashion Trend Changes?
With the integration of technology into our lives huge groups of people can drive fashion trends every year, month, even day! Our favorite celebrities have the ability to influence trends from handbags to, you guessed it, piercings! Here are a few celebs who rock the nipple jewelry!
History is fun! Spread the word
Nipple piercings have had a long history as body art. From high society women to your school guidance counselor, anyone could have them! This trend has been traced as far back as the 14th century to a Queen! So next time someone notices your nipples, tell them to bow and call you Queen!