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Some things aren't as new as they seem. [Oct. 15th, 2005|06:41 pm]
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In the late nineteenth century, it was the fashion among many English women to wear gold rings through their nipples. In an 1899 edition of the British Journal Society, fascinating details are given about thiws fad. The woman who wished to wear such ornaments, the magazine said, had holes bored through her nipples and thin golden rings threated through the holes. It was believed that wearing such rings made the breasts fuller and rounder, and that the rings were a stimulating sight for men when exposed. The operation was performed by jewelers just as ear piercings are done today.
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2005-10-15 04:41 pm (UTC)
and the youngins think they are sooo hip :P
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-15 04:46 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I personally am entirely too fond of my nipples to damage them in such a way. *considers getting a thicker bra for protection*
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[User Picture]From: barcodegurl
2005-10-15 05:09 pm (UTC)
does that make my nipples... retro?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-15 05:39 pm (UTC)
Most definitely!
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From: nyguen9
2005-10-15 05:11 pm (UTC)
So now I have another reason to add to the list of why everyone back then was an opium addict.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-15 05:40 pm (UTC)
I don't know if that has anything to do with Opium...
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[User Picture]From: theslaughtered
2005-10-15 05:30 pm (UTC)
Everything happens in cyles, history repeats itself. I want to be the person who restores class to the world, bring that phase back.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-15 05:40 pm (UTC)
Good luck with that. I think it's gone for good for society as a whole. Individual people it still exists in, but society as a whole... not coming back.
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From: hymn
2005-10-15 06:04 pm (UTC)
gonna steal this info! its too good NOT to share
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-15 07:28 pm (UTC)
Agreed! =) Feel free!
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[User Picture]From: boiledhamster
2005-10-15 09:26 pm (UTC)
Gotta love the Brits.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-16 08:42 am (UTC)
True that. ;)
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[User Picture]From: _fabulae
2005-10-15 09:45 pm (UTC)
oh, pain, pain, paaaain.
my breasts would rebel.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-16 08:43 am (UTC)
Mine too. *nod* I don't want to put any extra holes in my body. I'm happy with the ones I got, thanks. ;)
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[User Picture]From: imperfect
2005-10-15 09:54 pm (UTC)
Well that doe smake sense that it made them look fuller and rounde rin a way, cause when your nipples are pierced they always stay hard.
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[User Picture]From: imperfect
2005-10-15 09:54 pm (UTC)
sorry excuse my typos i just got home from a 9 hour work day!
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2005-10-16 08:35 am (UTC)

Ow!!!

I can NEVER do that.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-16 08:45 am (UTC)

Re: Ow!!!

I'm with you. It's simply not gonna happen.
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[User Picture]From: bloody_kisser
2005-10-16 10:35 am (UTC)
I had my right nipple done but someone bit it and it hurt so bad I had to take it out. >.<"

I was thinking about putting it in again. I could be "Goth" and "retro". :D
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[User Picture]From: phobia2001
2005-10-16 10:57 am (UTC)
ACK!! VINCENT!! ::loves your icon::
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From: greensmock
2005-10-16 11:01 am (UTC)
Good for the fashionable Victorian ladies... but according to some research we did a while back, before them nipple piercing was all the rage for manly Roman soldiers. So I guess both the guys and the girls have some historical precedent. I think I will remain happily unpierced though.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-16 07:07 pm (UTC)
Me too -- but that's very interesting. I've never read anything about that before, I'm impressed. Thanks for the info!
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