Many Kings in India are known to wear them. I am secure in myself and it is my life. I got compliments on it. Lon...Really? I have stretched ears for 4 reasons. Men wore ear rings long before women. There is nothing wrong with peircings or gauges. The human body is perfect and beautiful the way it is. A lot of conversations were had about which ear is considered the right one to pierce if you had decided to come out to the world with news of your sexuality. I am a Petroleum Engineer, quite successful, educated, social, normal and definitely not insecure. I usually wear a stud earring, but on my creative days I like to wear a little hoop earring. I was ridiculed, beat up and avoided like the plague. I'm a 25yo straight male and I've worn earrings, specifically diamond studs, almost every day since I was 16. The 11 reasons will be shocking and they make you take them out. Earrings are removable, unlike tattoos. The reason is older men tend to choose the really small earrings and since your ears are becoming deformed with age already it looks like you stuck a small nail through your lobe. What a waste. People fight to be themselves, to be free to make their own choices. (History,Today&Future), 16 Popular Non Pierced Earrings for Guys in 2020. To the person high above who said they don't hire people with ponytails or earrings, you are a representation of everything that is wrong in the world. That i guess is a good reason for wearing ear rings. A nice bracelet and watch combination will distinguish a one man from the next. Anamika S. Jain has been a social media consultant for six years. There really is no limit to what is possible. I prefer small hoops or studs the majority of the time. If it looks good on you than do it. It so happens is a fashionable style in our country to do so, some people think its ghetto and some just dont know its more culturally traditional in … It’s not about the number of earrings though, it is about the confidence the guy carries himself with while wearing them that matters. I'm 6'3" 220lbs and stand out regardless of whether or not I wear earrings. Men also wear earrings as a form of status symbol. most guys who wear earrings don't really care about the negative comments, I find. For actors, some wear earrings so they could fit in the role of a gangster or outlaw, and then there are those men who wear earrings since the set of jewels was a gift from their significant others. To all those men who get piercings simply to "rebel against society", and "be different", how petty is that. I don't wear an earring, never have, never will. Also, some see getting their ears pierced as a rite of passage because it is rare these days to find a woman who hasn't got her ears pierced so fitting in would be a reason as well Oh, and I don't want to be a pimp either, Mr. President. I, as a man who has piercings, definitely wouldn't. I'm now 55 and getting them done again this weekend. Had I my way I would cut off the ear of every man wearing an earring. Consider the habits worn by Geisha girls. Why do you think most rappers or famous black men will spend millions of dollars in 1 article of jewerly? There is a lot of prejudice against men wearing earrings but I don't bother to take any notice. I am 57 and just got both of my ears pierced, I LIKE IT. John Chancellor from Tennessee on August 09, 2009: I think you left out one of the more important reasons - to rebel. To those of you who say certain men wear earrings for attention...well I'm sure if I put on a Burberry polo shirt, or a nice pair of cufflinks, or alligator shoes, or a $500 silk necktie, I will draw a lot more attention that a man with some studs in his ears. Before you go and judge anyone about something like this look at it this way. I don't understand why some people can be so judgmental, "The President" who commented above me especially. When I see my food coming ? Most men try to avoid accessories as they misjudged them for being feminine. These were the hippies and the homosexuals who took over the social construct of the American people at the time. On the flip side, others feel that it is inappropriate and emasculating for a guy to wear any earring at all. The Origin of the Wearing of Earrings and Jewellery According to the ERE, it is possible that bracelets, anklets and rings may have at one time been amulets and to have participated in the general tendency for amulets to degenerate into ornaments (Regalia,ERE, Vol. When a man wears diamond studs or golden hoops, it is a way for them to boast their wealth or even a safe way to invest of their money. I like how I look with them on when I look at myself in the mirror and I feel confident enough to brush of the negative comments I may get. I have both of my ears pierced, it doesn't have anything to do with being feminine, I just like them. One of the reasons i got it is cos i think it makes me look hard.When i was at school the hardest kids all had a stud in their left ear and i used to get really jelous of them. I am thinking about getting an ear ring just cannot decide to or not to where is the best place to get a ear pierced? Also factor in that, in recent decades, men choosing to live “alternative lifestyles” often chose to pierce their ears as a signal to others. Because in this time and age people try to fit into the crowd; go with out notice. A guy’s choice to wear one earring could simply be because he prefers one side to the other in terms of how he sleeps and which side he favors most. I am very open minded, Life is to short to live it with HATRED in your heart. Every time we take a few steps forward in acceptance, there is someone from past generations that tries to pull us back. As opposed to the past trends of men wearing one earring regardless of whether or not it was in support of the gay community, nowadays the new fad has been for men to spot two earrings. Well a lot of guys wear plugs and stretchers to stratch out their ears. Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on August 09, 2009: Thanks for adding value to this Hub. So I don’t think you should worry about the earrings - if you like them, wear them! Whether they wear it for fun, attention, rebellion or to keep up with a ritual or tradition, the best and only worthwhile reason for why guys wear earrings is because they want to. I am constantly amazed at the wide range of comments. I guess it all depends on what you want. How do you know that Jesus was totally secure? Think about Alpha and his moon tattoo that he thought he’d love his whole life. Rebellion is a big thing to me and so is my religion, I believe it was worth the pain of piercing and stretching. I had to remove them for survival. I like wearing earings, they suit me and I think its cool, yes because its fashionable today, I probably would not wear them if it wasn't fashionable. And if you aren't don't comment on this topic we don't want your negative talk on here! It may also be noted that Hindu gods are depicted with their danglers. Relegating piercing to the further end of the spectrum as vanity is definitely not done as has been done in some of the comments. I am straight forward, honest, and usually if it makes me happy and I can afford it, I will usually do it. The shell. I was looking for the possible reasons males wear earrings and found many questions related to the topic. Nowadays, earrings for men can be found in a wide range of styles to match the story you want to tell. In many ways, the earring is just like another piece of jewellery. Abraham had sent his servants out to find a wife … Many men wear rings as a fashion trend. 5 Reasons Why Men Should Wear Jewelry. It's funny how the 'righteous' seem to skip over certain scriptures. This phrase was coined in the 70’s when homosexual males decided to make their sexual orientations public. Is the trend of men wearing earrings over? To me, those are ok. ha. Would a straight guy have an earring in both ears? Im 35 i had my ear done 3 months ago ive had it done a few times in the last 10 years, i wanted it done for years and i finally gave in and got a diamond stud. There are several references in the Bible also concerning earrings. HandsomeBlackLaddieBrett1953 on December 09, 2011: Well,this boyishly handsome,58-year-old black Canadian lad's only, boy bling is my Western belt buckle adorned with an ersatz bull's head,so I DO NOT WEAR STUDS. Besides, I think it looks pretty cool. When men wear them there is a good chance he is saying something that you do not want to hear. My young adult children think it would look stupied and are actively trying to discourage me. When i first wrote down the points this point was in my mind too. Guys who are independent, confident and self-expressive will make a sober decision about which ear to put an earring in. Answer: Yes, there are several references in the Bible concerning earrings.One reference, where there appears to be nothing wrong with a woman wearing bracelets or earrings is found in Genesis 24. Is it because growing up you don't see much or any men wearing earrings, and only woman wearing them? BRENMI. i wore it for a few years and frankly got bored with it (my father passed away 3 months after getting the earring). Some people say it does not suit me but others think it looks 'cool'. Many young men wear ear studs or hoops as a style statement because they want to or find it attractive or stylish or to enhance their looks. Magnetic earrings use magnets to stay in place and do … Jewelry and Dress Codes. I like anything that enhances my looks, and I've got the freedom to wear whatever I like. ... Just like how men can find certain jewelry on women extremely attractive, women can also find men with jewelry the same. Primitive Indian tribes often wore jewelry in their ears that resembled hooks or large bars with a sharp end. Learn to judge people based on the content of their character and not their outward appearance. It's just that I think it would look 'stylish'. I think earrings and tattoos fall into the same category. I see a conformist. I'm a 33 year old man and I have both of my ears pierced twice. Here are some of them. A lot of these comments seem to be from close minded, judgmental and self righteous people. Everyone should be free to choose what they want to wear. Used to wear one when I was in a band, some years back. If you are secure in who you are you don't usually do anything to draw attention to yourself. I ask an old man the other day why some men wear earings, he said something was wrong with their head , and I agree . I've worn a hoop earring in each ear soon after I got married 15 years ago. Say your favorite thing to wear was a purple shirt and a black baseball cap. Do what u want to yourself and don't judge others for being themselves. on May 27, 2011: I think that you left out one reason why us guys get our ears pierced and that reason is just because we wanted to. There is no harm in wearing them and anyone who is derogatory about men who do should really look into their own soul. . That’s why both beautiful women and sexy men wear pearls and pearl jewelry these days. Because they look pretty & most women love the idea of wearing earrings. 4. People are people, there are a lot of men in prison that committed heinous crimes sporting conventional hair cuts and no earrings, just as there are professionals and business men who are very successful with long hair and earrings. Why do men generally not wear ornaments? He is a truly metal expert and he will share some information you are looking for. I was thinking of getting mine pierced. Im left handed and use the left side of my brain more then my right. It acst as a symbol of my happiness,perseverance,strength and love. Peter Dickinson from South East Asia on August 09, 2009: It used to be a tradition for British sailors to wear a single gold earring....or so I have always believed. i am studying to be an accountant and I currently have my ears pierced however I am thinking about taking them out because I fear if i don't then employers will look at me badly. I had to convince my boss that he would perform better than all other members in the team and he did too without cutting off his hair. This is what other men think. Girls love studs on men, its as simple as that. Hence,,, PIRATES. What Men are really saying when they wear it? I've made changes for the better. My opinion depends on the earrings, style, and appropriateness to the situation. I happen to think guys wearing earrings are cool. Guys, do you wear earrings? A post shared by ????? Camlo De Ville from Cologne, Germany on November 08, 2011: Just read through the comments here -- what strange ideas people have. I still get compliments. I tried wearing one earring (stud) in my left ear about 10 years ago. Wearing an earring back then was an indication of his parents wishing for him to live healthily. I think they look good, I found many girls do too, to improve my spirituality (buddhist), and finally to rebel. Plus, they give the wearer a sense of fashionable pride. The same with my hairstyle and three day beard -- I tried it out, liked it and kept it. The initial plan was to pierce in my nose, but since it would look way non-social, the alternative was to get pierced in the ear. you can say what u want but other than me acknowledging that you don't like earrings, nothing is going to change my mind about what I like. And right around the time I started dating my current girlfriend I began to gauge my ear. Larry Conners from Northern Arizona on September 16, 2009: I'm sorry, but when I was in business, if a guy showed up for a job interview with an earring or a ponytail, his chances of getting hired were slim and none...and slim left town... William F Torpey from South Valley Stream, N.Y. on September 16, 2009: I guess I'm old-fashioned, but I don't think earrings make anyone look better -- not women, and especially not men. Trying to control other people's actions needlessly is both cruel and unethical. I have both my ears pierced and the only reason why I did it was just because I wanted to. I as a person changed a lot since I've gotten it. But a lot of people have trouble just being themselves. So I figure why wear them especially if they're annoying danging on my ear the whole time. It all depends on where and how he grew up, things he did or didn’t do or wishes he could do and simply if he wants to or not. After getting, y second hole in my left ear I noticed more and more people doin it, I'm just trying to be leader not a follower, just try a do my own thing. Why not? That definitely is a valid question with no right or wrong answer. If asked why men wear earrings, the most common answers would be trend and tradition. Consider the kilts (skirts) worn by some men of Holland. They are not likely to draw much attention and could even go unnoticed. Aztec warriors wore them as a mark of honor. I wear earrings mostly because of reason 1 its nothing too deep I just like the way it looks :). Good thing she wasn't mad at me at the time or she might have used a rusty nail. In the early 1970s in the United States of America, a new culture emerged and its members loved to wear earrings. So you come to the conclusion of men with earrings isn't right? If you ask them, guys will tell you the reason they wear a pair of earrings is for the simple fact that they have two ear lobes, earrings come in a pair and quite boldly, they like it and that’s all that matters. There is no reason why he wouldn’t have an earring in both ears unless that is what he desired for himself. Consider the loin cloths worn by some men in very warm jungle climates. She thinks its sexy. This principle applies to earrings. People have become increasingly aware of their surroundings and there are so many new and progressive opinions or views on the world and mostly the society. I think a guy that has a feminine appearance is sexy. The one I remember (from some childhood book I read) that is not mentioned here is that ancient sailors wore an earing as a superstition that they would not drown if they had it on. Pierced ears started somewhere centuries ago, probably with ancient kings or warriors. And we are in fact taking control, weather the old farts like it or not! Since then, those who are concerned about sending the wrong message to their friends and family, will get a piercing in their left ear to be on the safe side. I'm an indian and for our community it is considered manly to pierce one's ear i'm a rajpoot and for us it is considered to be incomplete to not have both our ears pierced it goes the same way for brahmins represents spirituality knowledge and power. I want to be myself, and more importantly. maggs224 from Sunny Spain on August 10, 2009: Interesting hub some men look great with or without earings but some men don't suit earings but they are usually the ones that don't know that lol. but if they insist people think guys should have 1. i am proud to say i am a guy and i have both my ears pierced and i enjoy them very much and i don't really care wherther it pleases other people or not. MEN TELL WHY THEY WEAR EARRINGS. Over the centuries, men have worn amulets, earrings, headdresses, necklaces, body piercings, rings, bangles, brooches and medallions. So much so, now feel most uncomfortable without them. A man wears an earring in whichever ear he pleases. Well, we are made in his likeness, but as human beings we are unfortunately plagued with insecurity, which makes us normal. As a 27 yo sporting an earring I have to say getting your ear/s pierced is almost as much of a fashion statement as wearing a white shirt and jeans on a fine morning. One of the main reasons is that the earrings help men look confident. Following … NO. It is nothing to do with gender or sexuality. I am now 60 and just got my ear pierced after thinking about it on and off for some time. In the business world, company dress codes can severely restrict male jewelry. The funny thing is that many people try to get tattooed and pierced to be 'different' but in reality they are just following the crowd that gets tattooed and pierced. Has anyone had any problem during interviews because of having your ears pierced? ... Now it has been cast in 18-carat yellow gold, ready for you to wear on one ear. Guys who wear earrings are considered edgy, “bad-boys”, rebellious, different and mostly attractive or in the least bit, intriguing. I'm also proud to say i'm an 18 year old male who just got his ears pierced! In the earlier times, there was a tradition of men wearing ornaments; however, in the present Era, most men generally abstain from wearing ornaments. Gauges are a trend that is body modification that will require surgery to repair. I'm not trying to be a rebel or anything -- I just they just look good on me, simple as that. i have 2 holes in each ear so i can put mathcing colors of my outfit in its kind of tradition were i come from to get both ears pierced but i did both double to stand out a bit in the family. so think twice before you judge. Given below is a list of top 10 reasons why Men get their ears pierced. Some women believe that a man who wears an earring feels confident in his masculinity (because he has other ways to prove it than just a rejection of the jewelry). Hi Anamika, great hub...however..i think man wear earring is due to their tradition... Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on August 27, 2009: i like this reason It is believed that long ear lobes like Buddha are a sign of spiritual development and superior status. No man /woman is better then the next. but that's my opinion and everyone is entitled to their opinion. I think it looks good.I don't wear it all the time now just when it takes my fancy. Does that make you a bad person?. Get over yourself it's a new generation! They appear dirty and slimy to most men and one who you could catch a disease from, or one who could violate your family and friends. Especially nowadays with all these wannabe-pimps that, as a matter of fact, are usually dirt poor, smell like shit, and look dirty and scruffy, who wear fake diamond studs to make people think they have money. Most guys don’t like flashy or big earrings and frankly, the larger population think that it is a bad idea for a guy to try this. Consider the wigs worn by the men at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. I recently decided to do it again. i hope that this is not a silly question because a lot of the muslim men that i associate with wear earrings. There are hundreds of fashion accessories and jewelry for men out there. I did not do it to fit in to stick out or religion. Which is why I stopped wearing earrings, 1) because they're annoying 2) I'm always loosing them thus waste of my money 3) they don't even care. The normal male wants nothing to do with this type of guy. I did not do it because I am insecure and need attention, I did it for the opposite reason. In essence, I think that is my real dilemma: I would like to try wearing an earring again, but I am concerned what others would truly think of me. Gone are the days when men had to carefully search women’s earrings for one they want to wear. #portraitphotography #waitingforfood #menjewelry #menearrings #crossearrings #beardstyle #menstyle #hortusbotanicus #amsterdam #plants, A post shared by SERVAAS STEENBERGEN (@servaas.steenbergen) on Mar 4, 2020 at 8:20am PST. Stray away from confirmation bias and know that if you never take the time to challenge your own preconceptions you may live the rest of your life in ignorance. . Should Guys get both ears pierced or one? I wear a diamond stud in both my ears. Consider the topless women of some African cultures. More than just studs, now guys have a variety of dangly earrings of varying lengths and made in unbelievable designs. Did not hurt a bit. I think everyone that has posted negative comments towards guys with pierced ears should take a cold hard look at themselves in the mirrior! Since down through history earrings have been worn by western and eastern women but rarely by western and eastern men, this means that earrings are strange wear for western and eastern men. There may be tons of personal reasons as unique as the next guy to satisfy the question about guys and their earrings. (5 Reasons Found), Is White Gold Good for Engagement Rings? Why? Everyone who has posted negatively towards men who choose to wear ear rings need to do some serious soul searching. Most guys will ask why they would wear an earring in one ear only while they have two ears. Also, for those guys with awesome employers who allow them to wear what they fancy, black studs would be the most professionally acceptable type of earring. They are afraid to be totally transparent, therefore they resort to other means to try to stand out. 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