Piercing...Why?

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  1. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 8 years ago

    I know, I know, it's just me!
    Why do people want to pierce nipples, tongues, penis foreskins, clit hoods, noses, eyebrows, cheeks on and on adfinitum?
    I know it's been done for ages...but why?
    Poke holes in my beautiful healthy skin, anywhere on my body is, to me, idiocy.

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      ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Because they can I suppose. May as well ask mountain climbers why they want to do Everest.

      1. wavegirl22 profile image42
        wavegirl22posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        who cares what they want to do  . .all I know is that I want to follow you where ever you go all night! Is that really you Sir Charles???

    2. Will Say Plenty profile image53
      Will Say Plentyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was actually going to write a hub on this very subject.  In fact, it's one of the topics that drew me here.  A friend of mine even laid it out for me to show me what it would look like but we never published it.
      I have one ear pierced and THAT I did for a woman, if you know what I mean.

    3. Bikash jha profile image54
      Bikash jhaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      For us hindus and specially for hindu women its cultural phenomenan rather being doing it for fashion but not eyebrows or private parts but ears and nose

    4. TheGrace profile image50
      TheGraceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I personally have: an industrial, the normal ear piercing, a snug, two cartilages, and my bellybutton pierced.

      I'm just speaking for myself here but..
      My piercings are decorations to my body. I got them for myself because I like the way they look and to individualize myself.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    I'm with you, qwark.  I got my ears pierced later than most, because I got tired of not being able to wear pretty earrings.  But I've never seen the attraction otherwise.

    I suspect it's just a desire to be different, although it's so common nowadays it's not really different, is it?

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Marissa:
      I'm with you.
      I've never met a "piercing I liked.  :-)

  3. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    I got my ears pierced when I was 33. Thought I was going to pass out! With my level of cowardice, I would never ever be able to get anything else pierced.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image72
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was three years older than you when I first had mine done.  The actual process was OK, and so was wearing the little stud thingies they give you for the first couple of weeks.  The problems came when I tried wearing "proper" earrings.  One day I forgot to put them in until about 2.00 pm and when I did get round to it, I found that the holes had already started to heal up.  I gave it up as a bad job after that - haven't worn earrings since, and haven't wanted to.

      Piercing?  You can keep it.

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Empress:
        Good reason not too. I'm with ya.

    2. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's not cowardice! That's called being aware enough to feel pain! lol

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      mobachiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      wow. im 15 and i like getting pierced. the pain feels good for me. i have a bely ring a tongue ring and size 8mm gauges, not to brag. and its not fair to call yourself "cowards" cuz its fair to let everyone have their own opinions.

  4. FranyaBlue profile image82
    FranyaBlueposted 8 years ago

    It starts with the ears, your mum gets them done for you when your little and then some people get addicted.

    It is the same with tattoos, once you get one you just want another one.

    Some people like the pain, others like the feeling of being a bit different until they get used to it being there....thats when you need to go and get another one....and so on.

    1. blondepoet profile image72
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is so true. Out of all my piercings I nearly died having my nose done last year.
      I can't explain why I get these things done apart from what Frany said.
      I guess I love the look of a tiny little diamante in my nose too amongst. other piercings.
      Comes down to personal choice I guess and what makes you feel good.

      1. FranyaBlue profile image82
        FranyaBlueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I had my nose done when I was about 12. I had it done by hand and it really brought tears to my eyes! I no longer have my nose pierced but I still remember the pain.

        I met a girl at Uni who had a piercing on her hand! A small diamonte that sits on a plate that is slid beneath the skin....it looked really pretty I have to say but very strange place to have it done.

        1. qwark profile image56
          qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'd think it would catch on everythng/
          My G/f was wearing large hoop earrings.
          We went out dinner and dancing.
          During dancing this guy was swinging his arms around and caught his elbow in her earring hoop!
          Tore it out of her ear!
          It was an accident so the guy got off without a beating! That damned girl can fight!...:-)

          1. FranyaBlue profile image82
            FranyaBlueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            yeah that's what I thought! I'm sure it would hurt if got caught..

            I had this happen with my earings before...but no blood and no beatings lol

            He caught his elbow? those had to be some huge hoops!

            1. qwark profile image56
              qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              yep, they were.
              I'd say about 6 inches inside diameter. His elbow just fit..She had to have a couple stitches to close it up...

              1. FranyaBlue profile image82
                FranyaBlueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I'm surprised she didn't get her own elbows caught in them!

                1. qwark profile image56
                  qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  hahaha  ... ever try to touch yer ears with yer elbow?
                  Naw, they didn't stick out that far..:-)

                  1. FranyaBlue profile image82
                    FranyaBlueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    lol, yeah I must have tried it when I was little after someone said it couldn't be done smile

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        RyanS45posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Think nose hurts? Stretching your ears becomes incredibly painful if you stretch fast like i said, started with a 14g, as i started stretching ( my goal was 00g ) i got addicted like the hole wasnt big enough, well 00g is 10 mm lets just say im not at 55 mm in about a year time. its something some people do just because they cant stop because its something fun. for others it could be a ritual thing or they found certain gauges that they really like and only come in that size

    2. EmpressFelicity profile image72
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Am I alone in finding it really gross when you see babies/toddlers with pierced ears/earrings?  It's as if the parents have used their own offspring as unwitting fashion accessories.

      1. kerryg profile image86
        kerrygposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        NO!!!

        The women in my husband's family all had theirs done when they were babies and they've been bugging me for years to get my three year old's done. I said she can do it when she's 16 and not before! I wouldn't put earrings on a three year old any more than I would put a thong on a three year old - some things are for adults.

        Also, I don't believe in poking holes in one's children without their informed consent. My sister got hers done as a teenager because she wanted them. I never did, and I'm glad my parents gave us the opportunity to make our own choices on the matter.

        1. Loreen Lane profile image53
          Loreen Laneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I had my ears pierced when I was 14-my sister took me as my birthday present.
          I went for a second set when I was 2nd year in college. My roommate and I went together.
          I've enjoyed having the option to add a little personality to my day and feel a bit more dressed up when  I wear earrings.

          My daughter turned 12 this last Dec and we had talked about it for over a year. I made her wait and do research on possible infections, etc. It took us 2 trips to the mall for her to get the nerve to go through with it-and she was surprised and relieved that it didn't hurt like she imagined.

          I would never get other 'stuff' pierced-I think it takes attention away from who I am. My daughter and I have talked about how people end up looking at piercings (and tats) and somehow the person under all that stuff gets lost. Maybe that's the reason?

  5. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    I'm pierced because I want to be pierced.  I don't care what the personal reasons are for others who chose to do it, and for the life of me, can't understand why a total stranger would care about why I do it.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      RElache:
      Simple!
      Curiosity! ok?

  6. Black Lilly profile image62
    Black Lillyposted 8 years ago

    I don't think I would ever get a tattoo, or a piercing or anything like it.
    When I was about 16 I had huge desire to have my ears pierced, but... Now, at double that age, I thank myself for being too lazy and my mother for stopping me from that. Natural looks best.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Black lily:
      I'm with ya!

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    StormRyderposted 8 years ago

    I have my ears done of course and my belly button...did have my eyebrow but took it out as I moved into the professional work world.

    1. Cayden Ryan profile image55
      Cayden Ryanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i know the feeling, i had my lip done, had to take them out for my job now, i kind of miss them, but eh, not terribly much

  8. torimari profile image67
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    I have my ears all pierced up. I wanted to get a lip piercing, but for interviews, I avoided it. I really like the look on SOME people. My friend has a bunch and she looks great.

    I prefer them over tattoos too...they can easily be taken out, but tattoos are forever just about.

    Plus, I guess I'm sadistic, and love the pain. ;_)

    1. FranyaBlue profile image82
      FranyaBlueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's true....and very strange, there is definitely something about the pain that makes it addictive.

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      StormRyderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I kind of enjoy the pain also....the rush of endorphins is awesome!!

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        Kenrick Chatmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        StormRyder and torimari (if you are a woman), you must like spankings too.

        1. FranyaBlue profile image82
          FranyaBlueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          There is always someone who wants to lower the tone. lol That is off topic!

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            Kenrick Chatmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Pain loving and dominatrix activities are related.

    3. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Tori:
      Masochistic!
      If yer sadistic, ya'd like to "hurt" me!  oh baby!   lol

  9. calpol25 profile image67
    calpol25posted 8 years ago

    I had my right ear pierced at the top, but i got bored with it and took it out in the end dont really want it done again, but my sister had hers done and all my friends did so i wanted too. lol

  10. calpol25 profile image67
    calpol25posted 8 years ago

    There is a bloke here in carlisle i know, who has had everything pierced, and i mean everything right down to his back and my god it looks awful, I asked him why would you do that he said well its fun and i have nothing better to do? So i chased him with a magnet good job were friends lol

    1. FranyaBlue profile image82
      FranyaBlueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Magnet.....now that is funny!

      1. calpol25 profile image67
        calpol25posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Its true too, you should have seen him run poor david lol

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    foreignpressposted 8 years ago

    This is what's called a generational fad. Every generation had something and now piercings and tattoos are the norm today. For some.
       It's supposed to be a form of individual "expression." "This is me!" is the rallying cry. "Look at me! Now I belong!" Tattoos and piercings go hand-in-hand. You seldom find one without the other. My daughter got tattoos. Now she's having a hard time finding a job because the tattoos show. So now employers are having to accommodate pierced flesh and painted skin.
       I'm seeing kids with piercings in the lips, noses, eyelids, and even in the skull, serving food in restaurants. And not just one "expression of art"; the face looks like shrapnel hit it. I walk out. It's the most hideous diversion I've ever seen. And that's what it is: A diversion. We have an entire culture that's bored and, quite frankly, is looking for the cheap and easy to find meaning on this planet. Individuality can be found in other ways besides grotesque representations of metal stuck in the face.

    1. calpol25 profile image67
      calpol25posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is true, it was peer pressure and a fad that made me get my ear pierced but after a while i got bored of it and hated it, employers wont look at you over here with tattoos or piercings. I do agree with you.

    2. FranyaBlue profile image82
      FranyaBlueposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      metal stuck in the body?? tongue

      1. calpol25 profile image67
        calpol25posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        oh yes, david the bloke i was telling about who i chased with the magnet, he had to have an operation before he had his back pierced so as to get the rings to attach to the body. (i bet it hurt)

        1. calpol25 profile image67
          calpol25posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It was a metal plate that they inserted.

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      Kenrick Chatmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      At least for piercings you can remove them... You could also remove tattoos as well but that may be a little more difficult to do.

      I never got piercings or tattoos.

      1. calpol25 profile image67
        calpol25posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        i never got a tattoo but the piercing i did and was glad to be rid of it.

    4. EmpressFelicity profile image72
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "I'm pierced, therefore I am."

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    LOL if ya can stand it. I don't know how long I will be here, but dome along for the ride. I went to bed last nite at this time, but tonight I feel, er, blessed.

  13. flread45 profile image77
    flread45posted 8 years ago

    I had my girl friends nose done,so I could lead her around.smile

    1. blondepoet profile image72
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hahahaha I like that.

  14. Sab Oh profile image52
    Sab Ohposted 8 years ago

    God borned ya wit all the holes ya need!

    1. SummerSteward profile image62
      SummerStewardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He also "borned" us with free will. smile

  15. Patiopursuit profile image60
    Patiopursuitposted 8 years ago

    because people loves pain?

  16. TheGlassSpider profile image71
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    You know...it's weird, I've never had any problem with my piercings...I've got three in each ear, one cartilage piercing and one tragus piercing...I also have one in my eyebrow. I've worked in a bunch of different places (including a couple of social work agencies) and have never been asked to remove them.

    I also never mentioned them or made any attempts to draw attention to them. It never came up. No one in a position of authority EVER even asked me about them, but the kids with whom I worked LOVED THEM. lol

    1. SummerSteward profile image62
      SummerStewardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Every time I see my nephew (2) he is fascinated by it.. and just wants to play with it.. it's like I have a built in toy.. hehe.

      I work in a social working setting and I've never had issues.. If anything it makes my clients more comfortable around me knowing I'm not stuffy and or ultra conservative.

  17. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Getting my nose pierced this weekend. My mom and I are both as a graduation present. I've wanted it for a few years now. Just a little diamond stud. I think it is cute.

  18. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    My mom pierced my ears with a needle & potato - cant remember it, I was too young (3-4?)  When I was a teen I had my ears double & triple pierced cuz I like the look of a trail of earrings on the ear, but I would never pierce anything else. 

    I dont understand the appeal to those who pierce other parts of their face (or anywhere else!!)  but it's so common nowadays, I've gotten used to seeing it. 

    I wonder how the professional world would react if everyone who applied had all types of body/facial piercings?

  19. _cheryl_ profile image84
    _cheryl_posted 8 years ago

    It's different for everyone. I pierced my tongue when I was younger out of pure curiosity. I was so amazed that someone would do something that seemed so painful, so I had to find out for myself. Surprisingly, (maybe because of the adrenaline from anticipation) it didn't hurt at all. So for me a curiosity thing, but then again I was 19 when I did that. Everyone's got their thing! smile

  20. aeraxbites profile image56
    aeraxbitesposted 8 years ago

    Everyone is different, what you may think is appealing is what I may think is useless and unecissary.

  21. vika_ profile image47
    vika_posted 8 years ago

    I agree with the topic..
    It's time to think about what we're going to be like when we're old!
    Have you ever seen how ridiculous it looks when there's a person over the age of 60 with tattoos over their body and peircing all over their face?
    It's horrid I tell you! And when I'm old, I'd want to be a good influence on my children, grandchildren..
    I'm not trying to "stop" people from getting peircings and tattoos, but just think about it.. Is it really necessary?

  22. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 8 years ago

    Piercing...Why?  Well people have been decorating themselves for thousands of years.  We like bling.  I have 6 piercings, not including my ears. I only have 2 in each ear. I had a corset piercing done on my back about 2 years ago that was amazing, but as beautiful as it was to look at, it was just impossible to live with, so I had it removed.  I find nothing wrong with piercings or tattoos (I have a few of those too). It's your body, and as long as you're not hurting anyone else, I say, please yourself and enjoy your body art.

  23. wrenfrost56 profile image80
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    I had my ears peirced for the first time on my 6th birthday, then I had two more piercings in each ear at 14 and then my belly button at 16. I don't regret any of them, I wanted them because I think they look good and I still think they look good.

  24. SummerSteward profile image62
    SummerStewardposted 8 years ago

    Why not decorate your body? If done for the right reasons it's no different than why people hub here. It's a way of expression. I have 3 piercings that have stuck, my favorite my Monroe. To me it adds beauty, glamor. It's no different than me getting up in the morning and adding make up, or buying an expensive designer clothing item. When I add red tint to my lips before going out. I want to feel SEXY, ALIVE, BEAUTIFUL these things add that to me. I just recently had a tattoo outline completed of a huge Phoenix going down my side. It represents always rising from the ashes. If done for the right reasons, our bodies too can tell the story we wish to share.

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image71
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What is a "Monroe"? (It's my family name, so I'm very interested!)

      1. SummerSteward profile image62
        SummerStewardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It's above the lip.. google it and you'll see. If I knew how to post a pic in here I  would.

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image71
          TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ahh! I see. Interesting. Does it bother your teeth at all? I'm very paranoid about my teeth, and that's why I've never had a mouth/tongue piercing?

          ETA: Or is it flat on the back?

          1. SummerSteward profile image62
            SummerStewardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            ya, it's flat on the back.. and no, mine doesn't bother my teeth or gums at all. It took about 1.5 months to completely heal, but now that it's healed it feels like nothing is there at all.  I love it!

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    StormRyderposted 8 years ago

    http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll265/Rainbow1317/Piercings/00269.jpg

    http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr179/gabbylyse12/thmonroe-piercing.jpg

    They can look really hot on some people. smile

    1. SummerSteward profile image62
      SummerStewardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thank yoU!

  26. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 8 years ago

    I suppose piercings are a declaration that bodies are important. A lot of people would rather not have one.

    I dislike almost all jewelery. The puritan spirit can be hard to quench.

  27. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 8 years ago

    My older daughter has her tongue and navel pierced and wants to get more. My younger one thinks piercings are "gross" and says she will never have anything pierced.

  28. *gena* profile image54
    *gena*posted 8 years ago

    My 'tramp stamp' and ear & navel piercings are important for me to feel like a sub sissy. Also, my anklet is essential..

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    rich3800posted 8 years ago

    I had my penis pierced.  That's my only piercing and I'm not wearing tattoos. One would only see my piercings if I took my clothes off, and that's the way I want it.

  30. moondive profile image55
    moondiveposted 8 years ago

    It looks cool on males! smile

    1. Will Say Plenty profile image53
      Will Say Plentyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Then you should see my left ear!

  31. bobbie57 profile image54
    bobbie57posted 8 years ago

    i have 2 tat's and have both ears pirced x2 so i can wear 4 rings 2 in each ear

  32. Will Say Plenty profile image53
    Will Say Plentyposted 8 years ago

    So what ever happened to the -"if ya have BOTH ears pierced and you're a guy then you are gay" rule?  I know they set that rule aside for pirates and guys dressing like pirates at Halloween but I pretty much thought it was still in effect for guys.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I thought it was left ear ring = hetero
      Right ear ring...gay
      Both ears just decorative.
      Do I have it wrong?

      1. Will Say Plenty profile image53
        Will Say Plentyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I thought that both ears could be gay, too, since girls do both ears--I dunno--maybe both is BI?  Confused?

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        StormRyderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think it really matters anymore...Pierce anything you want these days!!

        1. Will Say Plenty profile image53
          Will Say Plentyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well, that's true but people who can't keep up might think you're something you're not is the problem!

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            StormRyderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            True...There are still some old school people that don't get it and may think "Hey that dudes gay"...I live in Nebraska and most folks here are pretty cool about this stuff amazingly!!

  33. starme77 profile image70
    starme77posted 8 years ago

    I think its an attention thing, sadly alot  kids these days dont get alot of attention from their parents or didnt when they were teenagers  so they poke their faces and bodies with all kinds of things so they may get attention from someone somewhere

    1. SummerSteward profile image62
      SummerStewardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      haha. really? I'm 26 and just got my first tattoo and and my current piercing done last year? Am I crying for attention? Not likely. My tat is in a place no one will ever see. I did it for myself. People have been piercing and tattooing them selves since we discovered puncture methods and natural ink sources. The first recorded tattoo as early as 3300 B.C.  It's as cultural as spiritual. Now I agree that for some it can be attention they are looking for, but not for most. Its self expression,  spiritual beliefs, and art to most. grouping an entire subculture together with the "looking for attention"  stereotype is ridiculous.

  34. Miss Chriss profile image51
    Miss Chrissposted 8 years ago

    Simple answer. Body decoration.

    Why does one person wear cute hair clips, why does one get a tattoo, why does one someone get a stylish hair cut?

    1. Will Say Plenty profile image53
      Will Say Plentyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Not so simple when you consider that some things are pretty much permanent if you don't have a lot of money . . . and years ago were permanent no matter how much money you had.
      I get your point but let's not make invalid comparisons is all I am saying.

      1. Miss Chriss profile image51
        Miss Chrissposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sorry, I didn't realize that making a small mistake on Hubpages forum would just be so darn hardcore. Really now. And I don't see where money was brought up in this conversation to begin with?

        1. Will Say Plenty profile image53
          Will Say Plentyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm just saying i wouldn't compare wearing hair clips to getting tattooed or pierced . . .
          You need money if you even hope to get rid of tats but hair clips you simply remove.
          I got your point i just thought your comparison could have been better.
          no offense

          1. SummerSteward profile image62
            SummerStewardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I'm offended... hehe. smile

            1. Will Say Plenty profile image53
              Will Say Plentyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Fine.  You and Miss C come to CA and I'll submit to a spanking.

              1. SummerSteward profile image62
                SummerStewardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                sounds .... deviously delightful..

  35. Will Say Plenty profile image53
    Will Say Plentyposted 8 years ago

    really?

  36. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Simple answer to OP ,adornment,to make pweety.big_smile

    Piercings say alot (IMO)

    A little=dont mind a lil attention

    A lot + likes alot of attention ,know one gives me enough ,so dammit Ill make you notice me.

    Just sayin... smile

  37. JenniferMeghan profile image53
    JenniferMeghanposted 8 years ago

    I guess piercing allows people to be unique. I agree. Although i would NEVER put a hole big enough in my ear so that i can stick a couple fingers in it..but i think on or two piercings look kinda cute :]]

  38. profile image50
    candice123posted 8 years ago

    i have my ears, my tongue, and did have my lip, i hated my lip, but i love my other 2 piercings

  39. hollister_babe_92 profile image47
    hollister_babe_92posted 8 years ago

    Well I am 18 and I have 2 piercings on each ear, my nose, eyebrow, and monroe pierced, and a tattoo on my back. And the reason why everyone now is getting piercings is because everybody is doing it and because they look cute.

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    Claire=]posted 8 years ago

    ive my lip done, my nose, my tongue web and nine in each ear (including 2 scaffolds and a staple), in total its 21 piercings and i fricking love them!! they just some me up so well!! i express myself very easily as im blunt about everything, if i want to know something ill ask, if i think you should know something ill say it straight out, no bull s**ting around. some people do it because their cute, some for attention, me because what so see is what you get with me, its my personality, just like anyone else who wants them. . or tattoos. but i dont like tattoos that much so i wont get one, just as before its my opinion and everyone has their own opinion on what looks good and their own personality and they should be alowed to express that in any way they want, let it be piercings, tattoos, their clothes or their hair, its all up yo the individual =] =]

  41. profile image0
    Helpful Hannaposted 7 years ago

    It looks good on some people.  To each their own, right?

    1. FrankiesGirl6Yr profile image83
      FrankiesGirl6Yrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Right on!! To each their own!!
      I have 7 and regret none. Although I like tattoo's, I would rather get a piercing...This way if I change my mind later in life, I can just take it out.

  42. profile image45
    Stefyposted 7 years ago

    Piercing leaves a hole, there is something cut in the process, at the very least a scar is left after you remove the jewelry, it is pretty permanent in that sense. The visibility may be lesser sure than a regretted tattoo. Nonetheless, you did it, can only pretend it didn't happen. I have both ears pierced, I really wanted earrings, so much it closed three times between 9 & 11-12 and I still had it redone. I didn't wear earrings for a long tine as teenager but since I was 17 I've been wearing them all the time, feel like I'm missing something ubber important if I have to go out without them, like socks or as if my hair was messy, like I'm not fully dressed. I had my helix pierced 2yrs ago but, it wasn't healing well I thought and took it out. I never regret doing it, I'm about to get it done again this week which is why I'm reading lots about it. Jewelry is not only decorative & eye catching it's like having breast and wearing pretty bra's. I haven't had cosmetic surgery, but it must be like getting your breasts to put certain types of clothes you like on them or even sexy lingerie, not necessarily to show off to someone, but because it's a certain look/feel you want to have. Also loads of jewelry is soooooo gorgeous, some Hindu earrings are impressive. It may be painful, but unlike high heels, the piercings heal and usually hurt no more. Think about tight clothes, facial treatments, tanning, acrylics, corsets, a plethora of hair treatments, etc, all these things we women do to ourselves that are recurrent agony in an excess of cases.

  43. miszsfaboo profile image64
    miszsfabooposted 7 years ago

    i couldnt explain it, i just love piercings. tattoos too. certain form of art. expressing yourself.
    all in all, i've had my lip, eyebrow, belly button, nape, dimples, industrial, and my first && second holes on each ear. ohh and my cartilage on one ear. now i only have my dimples, nape, lip, and the first and second holes. all the others came out and i just forgot to put em back in. its no big deal to have piercings, not to me anyway.

    1. camlo profile image88
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, and they look really good on some people.

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image76
        Maddie Ruudposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I need my nose piercing to balance out the "beauty" marks on the other side of my face.  Only half joking.

        1. camlo profile image88
          camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Half joking? smile

 
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