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Earring/Plugs still in Style?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by TylerDurden, May 18, 2011.

  1. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Senior member

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    Hey, im considering getting plugs or like a simple hoop earrings or like diamond/glass looking stud's (think hip-hop). Im 26 and soon to graduate with a bachelors degree and most likely will end up working for a big corporation do who knows what the hell what. I've never had my ears pierced. Im a white dude with dark brown hair. I wanted to do this when I was 18 but never got around to it. Im thinking it might look stupid now that im getting close to 30. I guess I could take them out if I end up working for an corporation that would hate them. What do you guys say? Would this improve my image at all? Good idea? Bad Idea? Similar to this guy (Google search image, closest thing to the size of plugs I was thinking of...) This is not me: [​IMG]
     
  2. willpower

    willpower Senior member

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    You already have on enough accessories. They're OK, but they don't enhance your look.
     
  3. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Senior member

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    You already have on enough accessories. They're OK, but they don't enhance your look.

    That's not me. Thats a google pic.
     
  4. willpower

    willpower Senior member

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    Whoops. IMHO earrings either feminize you or make you look more harsh and antisocial. But at least they're temporary. You can dump them immediately if you need/want to, it's not like having a barbed wire tat or something permanent.

    Does it match your personality?
     
  5. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    Plugs are ugly as shit and ruin your ears. If you have to get one just get them pierced.
     
  6. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Earring/Plugs still in Style?

    They never were.
     
  7. turboman808

    turboman808 Senior member

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    They never were.

    That's what I was thinking.

    I think the best way to look at things is, was it in style 50 years ago? 100? Will I look back 5 years from now and wonder WTF was I thinking?
     
  8. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    If you're coming out of school and searching for a job, earrings aren't going to help. They're not generally accepted in a professional environment. With regard to taking them out, this is a possibility once they've healed, but what will you do if you get an interview in the interim? Also, plugs can't just be put in - you have to pierce first and then stretch to the gauge you want.

    I don't have anything against guys piercing their ears (I had both of mine done when I was a teenager and kept them well into my 20s), but 26 is kind of late to get started with the whole thing. It's sort of a teenage/college thing that some people just end up keeping, rather than something you decide to do when you're an adult looking for a job.
     
  9. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    (...) Im thinking it might look stupid now that im getting close to 30. (...)
    this sums up my thoughts - but then again I've managed to avoid earrings, piercings, and tats altogether.
     
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    Thomas Senior member

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    well, the upside is that you'll always have a convenient place to store your pens/markers/crayons.
     
  12. celery

    celery Senior member

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    I'm going to tell you a secret . . . everyone gets old.

    So all the stuff people do in whatever generation think is "cool" will carry on with them as they get older. Then one day, you realize that you currently look retarded and that you always did.

    Evidence? See tattooed people. Unless you're a total badass, eventually you're going to be watching antiques roadshow while telling your 12 year old child to turn the music down and get you a diet coke.










    As usual, the real answer is . . . do what you want.
     
  13. kaiimac

    kaiimac Active Member

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    Age is only a number. And dude, your 26! Do what you want. You can stretch your ears up to about 2g before they will never close up again. It will be awhile before you are up to that size, so you have time to decide. I say, get them pierced. I have 00g plugs and am 25, so I clearly like the style.

    On the other hand, I hate little hoops or diamonds.
     
  14. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    I wore earrings around the same time that I had too-big jeans, shit sneakers, those fabric belts, and probably a little chain necklace. Don't do it in the 21st century man. It was out of style (if it ever WAS a style) in 1996 at the latest.
     
  15. Reynard369

    Reynard369 Senior member

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    Get fake plugs. They don't increase the size of your earlobes, but look just like the real thing. They're two pieces that screw together through a regular pierced ear-hole.
     
  16. Decahedron

    Decahedron Well-Known Member

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    Hey look, a post from someone with experience rather than ill-formed "opinions"!

    I stretched out to a bit above a 00g. I got some neat and well made designs from omericaorganic and loved them.

    If you AREN'T an idiot, you CAN go back without surgery. I was pierced at an 8g, and stretched SLOWLY and not by pushing the next size taper in, but by wrapping the jewelry that already fit with the tape used to better seal the threads on plumbing applcations. This tape is used as it doesnt use an adhesive, and thusly wont infect the shit out of your ear. I went form an 8g to a 00g in probably a year or a year and a half. One day i took my 00gs out as i'd decided i wasnt into it anymore. I went down like 3 sizes to something really loose fitting for the sake of not having gaping holes but allowing the ears to relax back down. Today my ears have sealed completely without any surgery. If i'm 100% honest it still looks like my ears are pierced, in the same way a typical 16g (tiny, standard) piercing looks when someone doesnt have their regular ear jewelry in.
     
  17. milosz

    milosz Senior member

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    Are you in a band, living with five guys in a divey house in a shitty part of town?
    Are you a graphic designer who likes to pretend you're an artist?
    Are you a tattoo artist?

    If you didn't answer yes to any of these questions, don't get plugs.
     

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