The piercing: origin, history and meaning

According to the ancients, the piercing to the left side of the nose, connects spirit and physical body. In History, more than 4,000 years in the Middle East, the Bible is mentioned in Genesis (24:22) when Abraham gives an “SHANF” which in Hebrew means nose ring, to which he will be the wife of his son.


In the West it is a fad, but in the East it has medical uses

Cultures such as Berbers in Africa and Middle Eastern Bedouins continue this tradition, symbolize family wealth and husband offer piercing to his wife.

The spiritual connection of the piercing to the left of the nose is of Ayurveda wisdom, ‘life’s duration’ and veda ‘truth, knowledge’; this traditional Indian medicine studies the 4 elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Ether.

As piercing is an energetic point at which the woman activates a connection to her genitals to reduce pain in childbirth, menstrual period and increase the perception of the sixth sense characteristic of the woman, because the brain waves are located at the tip of the Nose. The nose is connected to romantic, emotional and sexual feelings, so Hindu brides wear valuable jewels paying homage and connection to their keen perception.

In Vedic texts, the sacred books of India are mentioned the rings on the nose, in India the nose not only breathes and perceives smells, it is a relevant and sacred place for spiritual evolution and more if it is perforated and decorated.

In the West, nose piercing is an aesthetic tendency and sometimes as a symbol of rebellion, forgetting its wise origins of spiritual and physical benefits.

The piercing: origin, history and meaning
Source: curiosities  
August 14, 2019


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