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Body Piercing: Out of Style?

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

  1. Violinist

    Violinist Distinguished Member

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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.
     


  2. Charley

    Charley Distinguished Member

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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.
     


  3. javyn

    javyn Stylish Dinosaur

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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.
     


  4. otterhound

    otterhound Senior Member

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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.
     


  5. designprofessor

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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.
     


  6. JFTomlinson

    JFTomlinson New Member

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    I pretty much agree with Whoopee. The trend is going towards the more inconspicuous. The kids are getting older now and are realizing that when you have a half a pound of metal hanging from your face, well, it's gets to be kinda difficult to get a "real" job.

    The ones that are going so far as to cause large basketball sized holes to be formed of their ear lobes or have actual spikes surgically implanted into their skulls are pretty much too far gone to be looking for a "real" job anyway.
    The same is true for the tattooed mortals. The trend now is "don't get them where you can't cover them up." A lot of Tribal art is going on now also.
    But don't be so judgmental when it comes to these types of expressions.

    You'd be surprised at who actually has these hidden tats and piercings.
    I met up with an older man at a tattoo shop in Augusta, GA. awhile back that was getting a spot finished up right behind his right arm/shoulder joint.
    It was the only spot left on his right side that was not tattooed. He had both arms from just above the wrist to just below the neckline finished. (They're called "sleeves") He had his whole right side of his torso finished and most of his left. He had a full back piece of an oriental woman that pretty much covered his whole back. It was beautiful work. (If you can appreciate that type of art)
    He told me in conversation that if anyone were to find out about his passion that he'd be finished. People at his level are ruthless when it comes to this type of thing. It turnes out that he was pretty high up in the states government and a prominent business man of that city.

    I've got a few questions for ya'll. In the past, men of various ages have, for one reason or another, pierced their left ear.
    Here recently, a lot of men have been piercing BOTH of their ears. Not just gays but a lot of "straight" men also. And these are older, more stable men of various races. I'm not talking about the big dime-sized holes but the regular pierced ears, or using the small gold "hoops."
    Why do you suppose that is? What does it represent? How do ya'll feel about it? If you were to go to work one day and saw your late 40's or 50's boss sporting a set of diamond earings, how would that strike you? Would you say anything? What would you say?
    It's something to think about for sure.

    As for me ansering my own question....
    I'm not fond of facial piercings. I'm sort of conservative in that regard. If you can't cover it up, don't get it.

    Both ears being pierced on men does not bother me in the least.

    Tattooes do not bother me. I do, however, in my older years, now feel the same way about tattoos that I feel toward piercings. If you can't cover them up, don't get them.

    As for what I would say if my boss came to work sporting a pair of diamond earings? "Sharp looking set O' stones, boss! What prompted you to get 'em?"

    As for me, I have no piercings. I do, however, posess several tattoos.Two of which I cannot cover up. Those two I regret. The others I do not. They are symbols of my past. Of what I experienced in my life. They are mine and mine alone. I show them when I feel like it and I cover them when I feel it's appropriate.

    These "underworld" types of expression are enjoyed by all types of people of all types of life. I personally wouldn't be surprised if some of our most prominent citizens were sporting a few, if not more, of these less than mainstream idioms. "The boss" could be in the process of having a "back piece" finished as we...er...type.
     


  7. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    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.


    You spend $300 on sneakers??? WTF are you thinking?? [​IMG]

    There, I've criticized you all I want.


    As far as piercings go, the only facial piercing I find attractive is a very discreet nose piercing such as Indian women conventionally wear. Lip and eyebrow piercings are just grotesque.

    Pussycat has a navel piercing that I find quite sexy, and I find nipple piercings and genital piercings to be quite a turn-on, so long as they're not taken to bizarre fetishistic extremes. Body piercings are strictly for women.
     


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  9. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    I find body piercings, and tattoos almost strictly very low-life. The rebellious aspect of these modifications has expired so all you have are either trailer park queens or teenaged "Goths" and the faded in-betweens, which are even less compelling to think about.
     


  10. kwiteaboy

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    I have both of my ears pierced with 16ga stainless captive-ball-rings.

    Getting my ears pierced, to me, meant more accessories. I didn't know this until after I'd done it, but feeling the needle go all the way through part of your body is a really cool feeling, and I'm contemplating getting more piercings in the near future.

    I wouldn't get anything that would leave a noticeable scar if I had to take it out, though. Also, piercings such as eyebrows that slowly force the jewelry out are kinda gross.
     


  11. stach

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    I always take a nipple piercing as their signal that they like that area worked on quite a bit.
     


  12. Joel_Cairo

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    I just find it tacky
     


  13. ted

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    Guess I never thought anything was 'wrong' with my PA. To each their own - eh?
     


  14. stach

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    It's fine until it ruins someone's dental work.
     


  15. imageWIS

    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    but feeling the needle go all the way through part of your body is a really cool feeling, and I'm contemplating getting more piercings in the near future.


    I'll take your word for it.

    Jon.
     


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