Introducing a Counter-Culture Movement
One of the famous trends today in the Millennials is the body piercing. There are some countries, such as Europe, USA, and United Kingdom, wherein body piercing is considered as a fragment of the country’s counterculture Punk Movement. This was said to arise during the late 1970s.
Based on some literature, the existence of the body piercing is said to be a manifestation of rebellion. Moreover, this counterculture movement is characterized by multiple hoops and studs around the person’s nostril, lip, tongue, ear, and eyebrow. In addition, aside from body piercing, the Punk Movement also featured torn and black clothing, metal cuffs which usually have spikes, and a leather choker.
During the 1990s, the concept of Punk Era as a counterculture movement was changed to an expression of individuality. It became widespread in many countries and somehow evolved. Now, body piercing may also apply to erotic parts of the body, such as navel, nipples, and other erotic parts of the body.
It was found out during the year 2005 that over 10,000 individuals aging above 16 have to pierce in their body. The 10% of these individuals have the piercing located aside from their ears. On the top of that, it was found out that most men try to put their body piercing, such as in their:
After some survey, it was found out that one of the main reasons why most people try to do piercing even though septum piercing hurts, is because they wanted to show other people their individuality. The existence of body piercing has become notorious in expressing oneself. For them, it emphasizes freedom of expression and freedom to show their own individuality to the public. Of course, doing deviant or out-of-norm activities usually, introduce disagreement and disappointment. However, like modern technologies, change has never been bad. Change is also a necessity in improving our civilizations and culture.