The ancient symbolism behind the male ear piercing has been overshadowed in the last few decades by misconceptions in pop culture and the theory of rumors. Just ten years ago, it was a common perception that if a man pierced one ear, he was gay. Like most perceptions, however, they rarely mimic reality and this is true for the male ear piercing as well. Men have been piercing their ears since before recorded history. In fact, men have been piercing their ears for much longer than women.
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When did men start wearing earrings anyway? What if men have earrings in both ears? I asked someone one time this very same question. The answer I got was. Left is right and right is wrong. So I assumed that if the earring was in the left ear u were gay. Has anyone else heard this?
Today our attention was directed to a delightfully insane Philadelphia op-ed about how men are sissies these days because of things like skinny jeans. Yes, tight jeans are on the official limp-wrist list. What else is on the list? First let's give you a delicious sample of the tone of the editorial, so you know what we're talking about here. Take it away, Jane Gilvary:.
Earrings were worn for a number of reasons, including religious beliefs, country of origin and the era. There are also many myths surrounding the practice, such as wearing an earring in the right ear denotes homosexuality. There is evidence that shows the practice of men wearing earrings predates biblical times. Otzi the Iceman, the oldest European mummy known to date and who was thought to have died in BC, was discovered wearing an earring. Carvings from the ancient city of Persepolis show men wearing earrings at the time of the Persian Empire.