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Body Piercing: Out of Style?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by otterhound, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. otterhound

    otterhound Senior member

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    I'm seeing fewer pierced folks running around these days. Has it gone out of fashion?
     
  2. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I had this thought once and started to do some research. After learning about more pierced genitalia than I ever want to think about, I would say, not really. The tide seems to have shifted towards less conspicuous piercings.
     
  3. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    In montreal I seem to see more and more people with weird piercings. I personally find it disgusting. I never used to see this stuff a couple years ago. The worst are those metal rings that people stick in their ears that hold open a hole the size of a dime. Wtf are they thinking?
     
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    whoopee Senior member

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    Those have been around for a while. I agree, very disgusting.
     
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    Wait till they have internal body part piercings.... "dude, I pierced my spleen!"

    Jon.
     
  6. GQgeek

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    Wait till they have internal body part piercings.... "dude, I pierced my spleen!"

    Jon.


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    It seems that more of the girls I hook up with these days have nipple rings or C-rings, as compared to the girls 2-3 years ago.
     
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    It seems that more of the girls I hook up with these days have nipple rings or C-rings, as compared to the girls 2-3 years ago.

    Agreed.
     
  9. CoryB

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    I don't think it is "out", but I find it disgusting anyway. I recently heard a statistic that 1/3 of Americans under 35 (or maybe it was 45, I can't find the article) have a tattoo. I suspect piercing statistics are not particularily far behind that of tattoos.

    Additionally, I think it still carries a "punk" or "badass" connotation, unless the piercing is the ears, and that is don't an image I'd like to protray, at least not will something that was far more permanent than a piece of clothing.
     
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    It seems that more of the girls I hook up with these days have nipple rings or C-rings, as compared to the girls 2-3 years ago.

    Both of those are ok (granted, they have to take that shit when they get married and have children), its other things that I really can't stand: lip piercings, any major ear modification (like the aforementioned stretching of the ears), any piercing of any part of the forehead / eyelid, piercing behind the neck, etc...

    Jon.
     
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    I don't think it is "out", but I find it disgusting anyway. I recently heard a statistic that 1/3 of Americans under 35 (or maybe it was 45, I can't find the article) have a tattoo. I suspect piercing statistics are not particularily far behind that of tattoos. Additionally, I think it still carries a "punk" or "badass" connotation, unless the piercing is the ears, and that is don't an image I'd like to protray, at least not will something that was far more permanent than a piece of clothing.
    I think that’s more retarded than piercings, which with a good plastic surgeon can at least be relatively well removed. Whereas removed tattoos are never really removed…the outline is still there. Criticize me all you want for spending $300 on sneakers…at least at the end of the day I can take the sneakers off, I can’t say the same about a tattoo. Jon. Plus, the conation involved with tattoos (pirates, the mark of Cain, concentration camps) is in my mind, horrific.
     
  12. otterhound

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    I'm seeing fewer pierced folks running around these days. Has it gone out of fashion?
    Huh. I guess I'm just not getting out much.[​IMG]
     
  13. Thomas

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    Scared to death of those people, with the piercings and the tats.

    Unless I'm at a 5-K race. Then I know the tattooed, pierced people are generally triathletes and I can count on dropping them at the start and not seeing them again. [​IMG]
     
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    Never in as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    It seems that more of the girls I hook up with these days have nipple rings or C-rings, as compared to the girls 2-3 years ago.

    I suppose by the time you get them naked you deal with it but I generally find it a complete turn-off. Thankfully I haven't encountered any yet.
     
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    I find piercings very gross. if people have multiple piercings in places other than the ears, I have problems eating and focusing on other tasks. It's terrible of me but I guess that's how it is.
     
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    These seem to be as popular as ever among the employees of the several pump-n-shop gas stations I've been in lately. The multicolored spiked parrot hair does seem to be less popular though.
     
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    I think it is still in style, but still incredibly stupid. The 'in' thing now I've seen is people branding themselves. I still wonder what they are going to do when they 'grow up' and decide to get real jobs. I don't think many employers are going to be willing to hire someone for a say, corporate job who has a bunch of metal shit all over their face.
     
  19. otterhound

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    I think it is still in style, but still incredibly stupid. The 'in' thing now I've seen is people branding themselves. I still wonder what they are going to do when they 'grow up' and decide to get real jobs. I don't think many employers are going to be willing to hire someone for a say, corporate job who has a bunch of metal shit all over their face.

    The de-evolution of humanity.
     
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    The worst is you find yourself talking to a perfectly attractive girl and wondering why the hell they put that stuff on their face -they were good looking to begin with.
     

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