Pierced ears go back to biblical days and Moses. Wearing pierced earring loops was a sign of being a slave in the Bible!
In India when girls pierced their ear lobes it was a symbol of a religious act.
To insure a proper Christian burial sailors wore a pierced earring of gold. Wearing the earring loop of gold indicated they sailed around the world and if perished in lands unknown the earring would insure a proper burial!
These present days pierced ears are for embellishing the ear. In a few years down the road I had each ear lobe pierced with another hole insuring to give the other a rest. In the eighties earrings were long & weighted heavy. I saw too many drooped and split ear lobes in my day & it was not going to happen to me! I also may wear clips now and then as a preventative measure. Getting my first pierced ears were the first sign of growing up to become the glamour gal I proudly am today! So many styles for every mood can make a beautiful outlook with just a few ear bobs to frame your face fashionably so!
Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America! Wishing one and all a happy, healthy New Year for 2014!
--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull
Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.