11. Learning About Body Piercing

Oct 27, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The earliest known evidence of body piercing is a stone relief from Nimrud, Iraq that depicts a man with a pierced ear. This is around the 9th century BC. The world’s oldest mummified body actually had an ear piercing from 7-11 mm in diameter. Rooted in deep history, what are the current practices and expressions of this art form?

Speaker: Chris Gauthier