Since I’ve learned a few interesting facts over the years while talking to others who are pierced, tatted, and modified, I thought it might be fun to see what everybody knows, so here’s some modification trivia! (Look for answers at the very bottom, but no peaking until you finish!)
Question 1: When did the first piercing parlor in the Us open it’s doors?
Question 2: Which gender is the most pierced?
Question 3: When was the APP (Association of Professional Piercers) founded?
Question 4: Who is the most pierced person in the world?
Question 5: Who is the most tattooed person in the world?
Question 6: Which Native American tribe was originally named after a type of piercing they wore?
Question 7: What do the Maori tribe of New Zealand refer to their tattoos as?
Question 8: Sailors used to get an image of what tattooed on their foot to prevent drowning?
Okay, now look at the answer key and see how many you got right. Who did really good!? Let me know in the comments.
1) 1978, and it was called The Gauntlet, 2) women comprise nearly 3/4 of the pierced population in the US, 3) the APP was officially founded in 1994, 4) Elaine Davidson of the UK is the most pierced person in the world with over 7,000 piercings to date! 5) Australian native Lucky Diamond Rich is the most tattooed person in the world with literally 100 percent of his skin inked (and that includes the eyelids, insides of the ears, and a few other “sensitive” places you might be wondering about) 6) The Nez Perce tribe, so called because of their nose piercings 7) moko, or tā moko 8) sailors would get a chicken, rooster, or other bird tattooed on their foot, because according to superstition, the wings would help keep everything above the foot above the water if they fell overboard