It can be dated back to the 19th century, when carved images showing mens earings, mainly of Persian descent, were displayed on palace walls. Even in other parts of the world like India and Egypt, you can see pharaohs sporting earrings.
In order to increase the glamour of the female body, wearing earrings was thought to have been traditionally a female activity. In Western Europe, earrings were first popularized for female use in the 1920s. Ear piercing became more popular among males in the latter half of the 20th century. Before that, ear piercing was done using a safety pen to make holes in the ears. But now it is possible to use ear guns to place the earrings inside the ear. The 1980’s saw the rise of men wearing earrings. This was when athletes, musicians and performers were able to wear them during gigs and shows. You can find many men wearing earrings to complement their look. Hoop earrings and stud earrings are the most common type of earrings men can wear.
Popular among musicians are stud earrings. It is a stud earrings that appears to be glued on to the ear. There is no connection visible from the back. This is because the stud attaches to the ear via a post at one end. These stud earrings are considered more sophisticated because they feature a diamond as the stud. This type of stud earrings is extremely popular in the community because it can be worn with casual and formal attires.
Hoop earrings are second in popularity among men’s earrings. Hoop earrings are designed to look like rings so you can expect the hoop earrings will be circular in shape. Hoop earrings are typically made of thin wire that penetrates the ear using metal tubing. Hoop earrings can be fastened so that the metal tubing that is attached to it will lock with that metal tubing that runs back. Hoop earrings can be made with other materials, but they do not complete the circle. Stud earrings have a lock at its back.