steve: yeah, just go on thinking that.
to add to what i said earlier; earrings on men really annoy me. it's not the earrings themselves but the sense that a guy just isn't being himself when he wears them. it's just trying too hard in my book. we live in a society that requires us to wear clothes, so we do, and as long as we have to it seems natural that one would want good looking, well-made clothes. but we do not have to adorn ourselves with trinkets; chains, bracelets, earrings, et al... these things are a waste of money and energy that could be put to much better use. everyone wants to be sexy/different/attractive, but it's better to be this with your personality. michael, if you want earrings, get them. i think you'll look ridiculous but what matters is what you think. as for tattoos, i've seen some that look really cool, but they never look as good as the skin they cover.