The tradition of decorating your body goes back to the beginning of humanity as a species. Contrary to popular belief, many ornaments were initially introduced as male mandatory attributes.
And only the history has made its own corrections.
However, even today, men do not shy away from beauty, sometimes not understanding the true meaning of what this or that decoration means.
Wear earrings were the first time it was men. And it happened already seven thousand years ago in Asia. According to other sources, it was ten thousand years ago in the Mesopotamia. And people of noble birth did this to emphasize their status in society. Over time, men's earrings spread throughout the world and acquired a different meaning.
What did men's earrings mean in the past
If you look at the history of ancient Rome, hereOnly the slaves could have worn the earring in the right ear, which highlighted them according to this sign. Among the notable citizens such a fashion was not very common, but sometimes there were exceptions. Then the decoration was made very refined, from precious metals and with precious stones.
The Roma tradition of wearing men's earrings also had its own meaning. Earring boy was committed, if he was born after the death of the previous child.
At seamen, the custom of wearing an earring in the ear also had and has its own symbolism. It is believed that the captain who could safely pass Cape Horn.
In Russia, the Cossacks pierced their ears, if the left -The only son of a single mother, and the right one is the only son in the family. If both ears are pierced - the only breadwinner of the parents, who was not supposed to endanger the death risk in the war.
Earrings in the ears were worn by thieves. For them it was a kind of challenge to public opinion, contempt for the laws of man and God. According to one belief, they all had the right to wear, and on the other - only the gang leader had such a privilege.
Earring in the modern world
Modern life has made its own adjustments to the symbolism of wearing earrings in the ear. Today it is difficult to say for sure what this decoration means in the left or right ear of a man.
On the other hand, the version is more or less common, that on the right side it symbolizes the non-traditional orientation of the man.
On the left side is just a decoration of the stronger sex.
And if the earring is in two ears, then there is no clear interpretation of this fact.
Nevertheless, all this is relatively arbitrary andTherefore, you can wear earrings, as you like and most like. After all, the fact that you put on an ostensibly feminine attribute already speaks of originality and outstanding qualities.
Among the famous personalities who wore and wearEarrings: Will Smith, Hugh Jackman, Harrison Ford, David Beckham, Boris Grebenshchikov, Andrey Krasko and others. As you can see from the list, these people can not be accused of non-traditional orientation, so ... decide for yourself, wear or not to wear.