International Body Piercing Day is observed on June 28 of every year. The day celebrates the birthday of Jim Ward, the man who is known for the innovations that he had brought to the body piercing industry. It is a day to be grateful for his work so that we can have our bodies pierced during this time. This day educates and spreads awareness about the culture related to body piercing and also the measures that have to be followed for a safe piercing. This day also celebrates body piercings, pierced people. and piercers from all over the world. This kind of body modification is done for many reasons like self-expression, uniqueness, self-decoration, fashion, shock value, religious tradition, etc., People have followed this tradition for centuries. Hence celebrate this day by getting a pierced done that you always wanted to do.
“Body piercing and baggy clothes express identity among black youth, and not just beginning with hip-hop culture. Moreover, young black entrepreneurs like Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs and Russell Simmons have made millions from their clothing lines.” – Michael Eric Dyson
History of International Body Piercing Day
International Body Piercing Day is observed on the birthday of Jim Ward. He established the world’s first-ever piecing studio in California. However, this day was initiated by one of Ward’s friends in a way to remember his achievements in educating about various piercing techniques and formulation of safety standards within the industry. Modern people still use his teaching. Jim Ward is also called the father of modern piercing or the granddaddy of the current body piercing movement. He was also an influential person for the new body modification movement. He was popular for introducing the barbell piercing style to the US, which is the internal threading style.
Other Celebrations on June 28
June 28 is also celebrated as
- National Paul Bunyan Day
- National Ceviche Day
- Insurance Awareness Day
- National Tapioca Day
- Log Cabin Day
How to celebrate the day
Celebrate International Body Piercing Day by getting a piercing done. Many piercing studios commemorate this day by giving discounts and offers to their customers, so use this as an excuse to try a new kind of piercing in your body. Body piercing is art in your body, so don’t hesitate to get one. The crazy body pieces will get together on this day to observe this day for paying tribute to Jim Ward. Post pictures and share your International Body Piercing Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #BodyPiercingDay.
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