For many years, people assumed tattooing was just a fad, destined to become a thing of the past. Now, tattoos have established themselves as ‘mainstream’ and are considered to be a normal expression of one’s individuality and accepted by most people in society. Body piercing began surfacing in the late 80’s and early nineties, and was considered extreme by most people.
Now, body piercing of the ears, tongue, navel and other parts of the face has become so commonly practiced that it is now embraced by society as no longer a fringe activity, but a normal way to adorn oneself. In fact, the exploding popularity of body piercing has created a demand for professional body piercers that is going unfilled. It appears that body piercing, as with tattooing, is definitely here to stay 🙂