On body piercing

posted by Jeff | Sunday, March 22, 2009, 12:14 AM | comments: 3

I've had a couple of conversations lately on body piercing. It's strange that really before four years ago I didn't have any real knowledge about the subject aside from the fact that Stephanie had a few, but I didn't. Actually I pierced my own ear once when I was a kid, for an hour or so, because everyone was doing it, but that doesn't really count.

It bummed me out when I had to take out my industrial, but the others have been pretty solid, despite some migration issues. I think it's likely that I'll eventually put another hole(s) in my ear, but I'll probably start with a single ring around where the back hole of the industrial was and see how that goes.

A lot of people have the misconception that people get piercings for attention, but I think that's pretty stupid. The motivation may differ, but ultimately people do it because they like the way it feels and/or looks. I think it's rare that anyone truly cares that much how other people perceive it.

I would go further to say that some people do it to mark some event in their life or change the way they feel about a body part. I know there are a lot of tattoo stories that certainly fall in that category as well. My first ones were symbolic of my need to take care of body, and they constantly reminded me of it. I've read stories of people who got nose rings because they had a big nose or nipple rings because they had small breasts. People don't need a reason, but there frequently is.


Carrie, March 22, 2009, 4:50 AM #

I would guess there are many teenage girls out there with belly button piercings that care very much what people think of them. :)

Jeff, March 22, 2009, 5:37 AM #

Well that's mainstream. It doesn't count anymore. :)

CPLady, March 22, 2009, 4:26 PM #

Donna has several ear piercings, a belly button piercing (I loved it, her parents and grandparents weren't too thrilled) and she got a nose piercing a few months ago.

Funny, she asked her parents what they'd think about the nose piercing and they were all over her...AFTER she'd had it done and they didn't even notice because the diamond stud was rather small.

If I had the figure of a younger woman, I'd go for the belly button piercing for the fun of it. My ears are way too sensitive for further piercings, unfortunately. I still have trouble with the ones I have if I wear anything but 14 carat gold. Even the earrings for sensitive ears can only be worn for 6 hours before my ears get red, itchy and drain.

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