Glossary

Earring

Originally worn by men in ancient Asia, ear piercing is one of the earliest forms of body modification for adornment purposes. Hoop earrings were popular as early as the Minoan civilisation in 2000BC. Today, earlobes are the most common site for adornment, although a host of other piercings, including the rook, tragus and helix can be adorned with earrings.

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