Celebrity pop star, Britney Spears, had her navel pierced while on a trip to Hawaii. According to Waikiki locals, the celebrity took time out from her busy schedule to visit one of the island's best body jewelry and piercing stores to have her belly button pierced. Waikiki local Dennis Oda says, "Britney had her stomach pierced while she was in Hawaii.
"She was wearing a stomach ring and it looked a bit sore but kind of cool. A lot of people get piercings done on the island. I think, maybe, it is because they are wearing bikinis and their bodies are showing."
Check out Britney's Choice of BELLY BUTTON RINGS:
Christina Aguilera has 11 body piercings. Aguilera has five piercings
in her ears and one piercing each in her nose, her lower lip, and right
nipple. As for the rest of her body piercings, this celebrity said one's
in a place known only to her doctor and her boyfriends. Aguilera said
it's diamond-studded, "really beautiful and expensive." She
said she's gotten a lot of compliments on the piercing and it's "in
a place that most people wouldn't have the guts to do it."
Known to the tabloids as "Paris the Heiress," Hilton made a
name for herself as a party-hopping socialite early in the 21st century.
She is the great-granddaughter of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, granddaughter
of Barron Hilton, grand-niece of Nicholas Conrad "Nicky" Hilton
(the one-time husband of Elizabeth Taylor) and daughter of real estate
magnate Rick Hilton. An occasional model, she also has had a few small
film roles, most notably appearing as herself in the hi-fashion satire
Zoolander (2001, with Ben Stiller).
Check out Paris' Choice of Belly Button Rings:
David Draiman, the lead singer of the band Disturbed, is famous for his 'tusk- like' labret lip rings. He sprots, not one, but TWO labret piercings, along with his 8 Gauge ear plugs as seen below.
Tommy Lee - Eyebrow Ring
Piercing and Ear Plugs
The Black Eyed Peas vocalist is the proof that eyebrow piercings are HOT! Looking sexy at the MTV Music Awards with her eyebrow ring (below left).
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The Former Jane's Addiction guitarist, and current host of TV reality show "Rock Star:", Dave Navarro, is also reknown for his sexy body piercings. His body jewelry collection stretches from nipple piercings to large gauge ear piercings.
Check out Dave's Choice of Nipple Rings:
Professional basketball star Dennis Rodman is as well known for his colored hair, tattoos and piercings as for his playing ability.
Labret Lip Rings:
As far as body piercings go, Janet Jackson has both her ears pierced, one nipple pierced, her septum, her navel, her tongue and a genital piercing.
You too can own The Janet Jackson Nipple Rings! Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the Superbowl half-time show with Justin Timberlake, exposed her body piercing to the world. This celebrity's piercing was no fake. She was indeed wearing a sterling silver sun nipple shield as seen below. Jackson's nipple was almost fully visible, covered only by a nipple shield. Nipple piercings continue to be one of the most erotic forms of body art worn by women. Paired with an exotic piece of jewelry, the nipple piercing can be a source of sensual arousal. As far as body piercings go, Janet has both her ears pierced, one nipple pierced, her septum, her navel, her tongue and a genital piercing.
Belly Button Rings:
This famous party girl and actress loves to show off her perfectly scuplted navel. Linsey Lohan's taste in navel jewelry is esquisite; she only wears the best styles to flatter her flat tummy.
Check out Linsey's Choice of Belly Button Rings:
Body jewelry and body piercing practices have been observed by various groups of people all over the world throughout the centuries. For some tribes it is a rite of passage, for others it is an indicator of social status. For many, body jewelry is used to enhance personal beauty and as devices to rise above the rest of the pack. Today’s celebrities have been at the forefront in making body jewelry much more mainstream and acceptable – even desirable.
“What’s a little pain if it’ll make me look hip” seems to be the prevalent thought among the young and the old who are turning out in increasing numbers to participate in the body jewelry trend. Not so long ago, only punk rockers and those with ‘bad boy’ images, such as former NBA star Dennis Rodman, were seen sporting body piercings in mainstream media. Today, body jewelry is endorsed by pop celebrities with mass followings, including Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Fiona Apple and Lenny Kravitz. Britney Spears has an extensive collection of navel rings, and Christina Aguilera is said to wear the most interesting body jewelry in areas that are covered by her clothing.
Some celebrities with an otherwise ‘serious’ image are nevertheless fans of body art. Actress Camryn Manheim of the television drama ‘The Firm’ sports multiple earrings on the cartilage of one ear. Gillian Anderson, who played the cynical and skeptical FBI agent Dana Scully in the television series ‘The X Files,’ has a pierced belly button. Performers with tongue piercings include former Spice Girl Melanie Brown (Scary Spice) and dancer Jimmy Gulzar, while supermodels Christy Turlington and James King are proud of their piercings. Some sports celebrities also wear body jewelry, including WWE wrestlers A-Train and Billy Gunn, as well as football player Ricky Williams.
Body jewelry has also been used throughout the ages to enhance sensation, and by extension, sexuality and sexual performance. Genital and nipple piercing in both men and women, while not as widespread as nose, ear, tongue, navel and eyebrow piercing, still has its own following. Singer Janet Jackson has stated on the Oprah Winfrey talk show that she likes the sensation that her pierced nipples give her. Other celebrities with pierced nipples include rock musicians Axl Rose and Tommy Lee, Icelandic singer Bjork and rapper Lil Kim. Pop princess Britney Spears likewise has a pierced nipple.
Celebrities, whether they like it or not, are oftentimes looked up to as role models and the influence they wield over their fans is considerable. Fans emulate their idols’ preferences: from clothing, mannerism, even to the wearing of body jewelry. More and more, they are playing a leading role not only in the direction of today’s fashion trends but also in the shaping of modern pop culture.
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