What's Your Limit On Body Piercings?

Corset Body Piercing - Just imagine... you would have to rely on somebody else to insert these rings and thread the ribbons through each time you required it... no thanks!!!
@Darkwing (21588)
December 2, 2008 10:58am CST
It's all the rage with the kids these days... and ok, just the odd couple in reasonable places are not too bad. My eldest granddaughter has her ears and belly button pierced, which I think is quite attractive in the summer. However, there are those who go really overboard, like a young girl of twenty who worked on the bar at the local pub, at one time. She was, or perhaps still is, an art student, and really went to town on body piercings. She had them on just about every part of her body you could name, and when she didn't have the jewellery in, she exhibited, purplish-red lumps where the piercings had been made. It was awful, especially on somebody who is serving food and beverages to customers. Apart from the fact that they look ugly now, when she, or others with piercings get older, are these piercings still going to affect the way they look and will they get better or worse with age? What's your view on body piercings, on young people? Would you allow your children/grandchildren to have them, and if so how many... what would be your limit? Also, what do you think the age should be before your offspring can make the choice to have a piercing, whether you agree or not? I don't think it should be allowed before the age of twenty-one, or am I being old-fashioned?
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• Australia
3 Dec 08
Needle work - corset style - Two colour needle play corset
I really enjoy my women having piercings, and have got in the habit of doing some of the work myself, mostly nipples but also sometimes ears. I leave the more sensitive areas to the experts. I don't much fancy lip piercings though. But I also onjoy temporary piercings, and have done a fair bit of work with them. The body as a canvas. I can't show any of my real favs because they would raise screams of outrage (naked boobs), but I've attached a bit of my own corset work as an example. Lash
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
4 Dec 08
Ah I do not mind that sort of piercing at all. I quite being a canvas for a temporary piercing but I cannot stand nipple piercing. I have very small nipples and I like them too much to risk having a large needle put through them. I am also terrified of the pain of having even a small one put through them.
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@Darkwing (21588)
5 Dec 08
Grandpa... that is your choice. We're all entitled. Personally, I couldn't handle having either nipple or corset piercings, as with the corset ones, I've seen the effect when the jewellery is removed. Besides, how can anybody reach round to the back to insert the jewellery/ribbons etc? No thank you, but you have a market for it in lots of women... and men, I guess, so I can't blame you for doing the work. Good luck to you. I just couldn't inflict that sort of pain on anybody... just the way I am, you'll understand, but each to his own. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Dec 08
Sharra, I agree with you. I guess there is some sort of local anaesthetic to kill the pain though. Perhaps Grandpa would do some lesser work on you? Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I think they if they want to disfigure themselves, fine. I do think that they need parental permission before 18, but if the parents allow, well... Piercings and tats, its a matter of taste, not my taste, but I'm a VERY old fashioned gal.
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@Darkwing (21588)
5 Dec 08
Yes, that's how I feel and it certainly is disfigurement my friend. I just wondered what your own feelings were, and you've told me that it's not to your taste. I just have one piercing in each ear, and I was a mother of two when I had that done. I found that I could get prettier earrings in the pierced line than in clip ons and besides, the clip on ones used to fall off your ears! lol. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
5 Dec 08
That's what I have, and I've had trouble with them!
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• Canada
5 Dec 08
Disfigurement is a matter of opinion.
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@losouler (113)
• Hungary
5 Dec 08
Maybe I am a bit old fashioned. However I am not so old. I used to hate all forms of piercings earlier, but now I can accept them more. For example a piercing in the nose- I can accept it.. Sometimes i even like it!! Great thing from me! But I would not put one in mine. In other parts of the body? Well, I think it is a private thing of the person itself, so it can go if s/he likes it. But if there are too many piercings on somebody then its a bit strange to me. I thing the purpose of this whole thing is to differ from others. Some years from now and wearing no piercing at all will be the difference, young people will like to differ this way .. lol..
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@Darkwing (21588)
6 Dec 08
Yes, it's certainly personal choice, my friend. It's the same as everything else in life, and probably even a part of human rights. However, that wasn't the initial question... I did ask about the age limit, which seems to have been forgotten in the heat of the moment. Let me put it this way... the girl in the pub had numerous, and I mean numerous piercings all over her body, which she liked to show off even without the jewellery in. She worked in a food and drink outlet, which has recently banned smoking because of the health hazard and because it's offensive. Can you tell me the difference please, because both are taking away human rights according to some, and I don't find either of them any more offensive than the other. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
2 Dec 08
as an older woman only the ear piercing and no more than two holes either, with younger girls three holes is fine, a nose piercing can be okay, a bellybutton piercing maybe, but I don't like all these face piercings on the eyebrows, the tongue piercing etc, it is just going to far,
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@Darkwing (21588)
2 Dec 08
Nose Piercing - Attractive Stone - This small stone looks attractive in the nose, but I don't like rings.
I tend to agree that a nose piercing can be attractive, providing you don't have rings through your nose. The one in the pic of just a small stone looks good, I think, as would the belly button and ears. Beyond that, I can't understand the reasons why. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution, my friend.
@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
3 Dec 08
no limit for me.. I think you should be 18 . after that its up to you. Its a personal choice... and actually for me I find it a quite spiritual experience. I just have a problem with people who don't research it well enough and just do it because its a fad. for me its a very unique and special experience.
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@Darkwing (21588)
5 Dec 08
Quite right... it's a personal choice but as you say, they should at least research it thoroughly as to any health implications or anything. Some do really go overboard with them as some of the previous pictures show... and to what end? How are they going to look as a geriatric pin cushion? Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.
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• Canada
5 Dec 08
People go overboard on everything though. Its a personal choice.. If it makes you happy go for it!
• Canada
5 Dec 08
Do what thou wilt but yarm ye none!
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 08
Well when Mel was younger we had a battle about the Belly Button and the Tongue, now the Belly Button I gave into when she was 15 but with the Tongue one I would not back of, then one of her Friends got an Infection from having her Tongue Pierced and that put her of then thank goodness lol Lots of Love and Big Hugs to you hope you are well Love you xxxx
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@Darkwing (21588)
2 Dec 08
I quite agree with you... I hate the tongue ones, as well as a few other places, lol. She wasn't meant to have that done obviously, as her friend getting the infection turned her off the idea. Yes, I'm ok now apart from a cough and cold. I got over that horrible flu bug, which lasted for four weeks and now I have a cold. I can't seem to win this year. Hope you're well too, my friend. Brightest Blessings, love and hugs. xx
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 08
Well I am glad that you are over it I didn't know you where sick please take care there and look after yourself do you hear xxxx
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@Darkwing (21588)
3 Dec 08
It was a case of having to, Gabs. I was washed out and spent most of my time resting in bed with a hot water bottle. What I have now is nothing compared with that horrible virus I had first time round. Besides... I had a whole week without anything. ha ha ha ha ha.
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@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
11 Jan 09
im 18 years old, and im still in high school. my mom let did my ears when i was really really little. then when i was 14 she let me get my ears pierced a second time. at 16 she let me get my belly button pierced...it took a lot of begging..but it was my birthday present...then the summer i was 17 she let me get my tongue pierced. that took even more BEGGING lol. then right before i was 18 my boyfriend did my christina piercing. and when i turned 18 (a month ago) i went and got a tattoo...and a klit piercing (they told me that was the first piercing an 18 year old girl should get...so i did it.) then i just went in and got my nipples pierced today...and my mom doesnt know about the christina, klit, or the nipples...but i love them all and i would be very sad if i couldnt get them until i was 21 because they are my form of self expression...this is what i like. i will take all of them out before i graduate from college but for now i dont have to take them out. i dont have any on my face so you wouldnt see the scars. thats why i like them so much...no one knows i have anything but my tongue and my ears...thats all you can see. i love them very much!
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@Darkwing (21588)
12 Jan 09
When it comes down to it, it's your own choice after consenting age, to do what you will with your body, I guess. Piercing is something that some enjoy and others abhor, but it's really down to the individual. The only thing I would say to you is that I hope you seriously considered how you'll feel when your aged and time has taken its toll on your body. Brightest Blessings, and thank you for your contribution.
@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
12 Jan 09
well the great thing about piercings are no one knows once you take them out...and if you take care of them during the healing process then there will be very minimal scarring...so no one will know! i will take them out before i get old...
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@Darkwing (21588)
13 Jan 09
I'm not so sure that they leave minimal scars when taken out. The particular girl I mentioned in the original discussion took hers out for work, resulting in having ugly purplish red "bumps" all over her back and chest. She also had one or two on her cheeks, and being a beautiful looking girl, I felt the piercings had somehow ruined her looks.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Only ears! some people look good with a few more maybe belly botton thats it. tounge is a bad plase to have on silly I think
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@Darkwing (21588)
3 Dec 08
I agree... I would hate to have my tongue pierced, ewwwww. I've seen so many people fiddling to replace a loosened back butterfly too, so is it likely to be swallowed whilst eating food if it comes loose? No... sorry, there's no way I could risk anything like that. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution, my friend. x
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Dec 08
lol didnt think of swalowing it just say a girl that did it and her tougne swolled up so bad she couldnt ea!
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@Darkwing (21588)
5 Dec 08
Well yes, there's that too, and I'm sure it reacts to some types of food. It surely can't be healthy.
@lvaldean (1612)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Guess I am a bit odd, but then maybe not. I don't mind ears I have six in each. Five going up the bottom part and one in each of the top. I only change the top and the very bottom, the other four I wear very small 18K gold rings which have been in my ears for nearly 25 years now. In the top I wear either diamond studs or small saphire studded rings. The bottom I wear whatever I feel like. My small rings (the other four) are nearly unnoticiable. Because they are 18K gold and have small welds in them I don't even remove them for surgery or MRI's. I have two sons both have a few piercings each. At first it bothered me. My youngest son has his tongue and nipples pierced. I don't even notice the tongue anymore. He never goes shirtless so although I know about the nipples I don't really think about them. He also has a number of tattoos (like mother like son I guess). My older son has his nipples and his tongue pierced as well. When he was 18 and just starting university he had his eyebrow pierced, not that one bugged me. I asked him how it felt to know he would be earning minimum wage for the remainder of his life, he said that wasn't fair (oh well). But when he went for his first job interview in his career field of choice, well the VP doing the hiring said - impressive resume, impressive school work, love to hire you ----- take out the eyebrow piercing and you have the job. That was 11 years ago, he still works there and has done very well. Lesson learned. He also has a few tattoos, but like his brother (and I) has them strategically placed so they can be covered when dressed professionally. I think it is all a matter of personal taste and what one wants to do in life. There are lots of things that I find unattractive. Facial tattoos, gang tattoos, facial piercings, unnatural body modification (eg. horns, pointed ears, cats eyes), ear stretching, scarification; but I don't have to sleep with the person doing these things to themselves. People have different standards and ideals of beauty. Look around the world and consider what different cultures consider beautiful that we in the West find appalling. To each his/her own. I look for the character of a person rather than their external appearance. Sometimes, I know it is hard to get beyond appearance but that is on me to do so.
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@Darkwing (21588)
5 Dec 08
Excessive Facial Piercing - What is the reason for this? Is he trying to hide, or make a statement?
No, you're not odd at all my friend... as you say, each to his own. It's all a matter of choice. I'm pagan and not everybody agrees with that, but I've never found anybody who ceases to talk to me because of it! In fact, they seem more apt to want to ask my advice, or questions. To my mind, one won't be turned off a friend who decides they want several piercings... on the contrary but when working in a public service food and drink environment, even if you leave excessive jewellery out, then the marks still show and it's not regarded as healthy. Just as you said with your son, and his potential employer asking him to remove his eyebrow piercing... companies have to give thought to their clients. Not everybody likes to be served by people with piercings. Personally, I fail to see how it can be healthy to have piercings all over your body. One or two are ok, but some do have them in excess, and I'm wondering how they manage with personal hygiene. If you have hundreds of pieces of jewellery all over your body, you can hardly take them out to cleanse yourself can you?You know, the reason it really turns me off is because I can feel their pain... although they will bravely tell you it doesn't hurt! However, to cover you face with them, you must be wanting to hide yourself for some reason, and that means mental pain. To go to all that trouble, as the person in this picture must have done, there must be some underlying mental problem... don't you agree? I wouldn't want to cover myself in the darned things, as this is what I feel looks abnormal and offensive. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Dec 08
I would just like to add that a lot of those piercings you mention from around the world are of traditional or cultural nature. In this case, I don't feel we can argue, as they believe that what they're doing is a part of their religion. Sobeit... if that's what their beliefs tell them they should do, then they do it, no questions asked by them or anybody else in the world. I am all for freedom of belief as you probably have guessed.
• Canada
5 Dec 08
I don't understand how one person adorns their body can offend another person. Thats like saying I offend you because I wear a purple shirt and you don't like purple. I also think that the fact that employers won't let you wear piercings other than for hygiene or safety reasons is highly discrimintory and wrong. I currently work for a company that allows ear lobe piercings and small jewellry. They made me take my tongue and nostril piercing out... which grew over ... so I cannot wear them anymore. I said that I would wear retainers. Retainers are clear plastic studs. They are barely visable... only there to retail the hole. They said no.. that is clearly discrimination.
@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Hi There! My limit is with earrings. I think piercing in all those other places looks absolutely horrible, especially on the tongue!! I don't see how on earth people who have their tongue pierced can even talk!! I nearly gag when I see someone with their tongue pierced. My daughter and I both have our ears pierced and if she had asked me when she was younger about getting pierced anywhere else I would have told her "Absolutely not!!" Have a great evening!! SheliaLee
@Darkwing (21588)
11 Jan 09
I tend to agree with everything you've said. It makes me feel ill to see so many piercings and especially on the tongue as you say. Most of them with tongues pierced do have difficulty speaking, or I have difficulty understanding them, at least. Thank you for your contribution and brightest blessings.
@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
11 Jan 09
omg really! lol its not that bad at all...that was the least painfull piercing i got...and the easiest to take care of...i love my tongue ring!!!
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@Darkwing (21588)
13 Jan 09
It's your choice Britt, my friend, but I promise you, whether you notice you're doing it or not, people with tongue piercings tend to slur their words, and also seem to spend a lot of time rolling their tongues around in their mouths. I'm not putting anybody down if they like to have a tongue piercing... merely stating a general observation. Brightest Blessings.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
3 Dec 08
Hi dear Here in Pakistan, Body arts are not that common and popular, i mean Piercing and tatoo as well Girls got their Ears and Nose pierced at most, and sure i saw few girls have more than one piercing at ears And some boys get their name tattoed, thats all I believe that Body look beatuiful with Natural look and sure with age they wont look good Take care
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@Darkwing (21588)
5 Dec 08
Yes, but is that not part of your traditions and beliefs, my friend? I think the little gemstones in the nose look attractive and I'm sure they're not a health hazard. Ears are ok too... more than one piercing doesn't look offensive. Besides, if it is tradition or related to your beliefs, then there's no argument, my friend. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
6 Dec 08
hi dear its not against our belief and culture and sure nose pin look good, and its not health hazadaous tooo take care
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@Darkwing (21588)
9 Dec 08
Oh, I see. You take care too, my friend.
• United States
2 Dec 08
Hi Darkwing! I don't mind seeing piercing on someone but I often wonder if they REALLY thought about the future consequences. I love tattoos and have a couple of large ones myself, but they can only be seen if I choose to show them. I have my ears pierced 3X each, though I have since let one pair grow over due to problems with them not healing properly. I have always had jobs that I would not have been able to get if I had piercings on my face or tattoos that were highly visible. I fear that many young people don't take future job prospects into consideration when getting their piercings or tattoos. It could affect a job promotions or even exclude them from a field they may be interested in at some time in their future. We have to face the reality that there will always be a majority who do not like looking at them and find them unseemly. It may be popular and considered cool when you're 20 but will it be as cool 20 yrs from now? How are people going to view you or in fact view yourself at age 50 or 60 with lumpy scars on your face or faded tattoos? I knew what I was getting into when I got mine. I waited until I was almost 30 yrs old. There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted them for the rest of my life. My father had several tattoos so I also knew how they would look when they are old and faded. I was fine with that as well and planned accordingly. I also knew how he regretted the ones on his forearms. He was a supervisor in a metal foundry and was forced to wear long sleeve dress shirts to cover them, even during the hottest summer months. He hated it. I would not allow a child of mine to get pierced (other than ears) before the age of 18. After that I would make sure that they were very well educated on the consequences and plan their actions accordingly. There's not much else you can do. In the uS I believe all states have an age limit of 18 for public tattoo shops. Of course you can't control what people do in the privacy of their homes and there is no restriction on the sale of tattoo and piercing equipment. I guess parents just have to do the best they can and hope their children choose wisely and not regret it sometime in the future. Fortunately I have never regretted my decision.. now 20 yrs later. I wouldn't call you old fashioned my friend, just concerned. Nothing wrong with that!
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@Darkwing (21588)
2 Dec 08
I don't really think even eighteen is old enough to make a lifetime decision on piercings and tattoos. I think it should be at least twenty-one, but kids come under the human rights act these days, which specifies that they're able to do certain things at even sixteen. To me, that's ludicrous because while they're free to make some of their own decisions at sixteen, the parents are still responsible for them. That, to me is about the silliest and hypocritical thing I've ever heard. You have a sensible view on things... there's nothing wrong with tattoos if you're realistic about a) where they're put and b)how they're going to affect your later life and health. I think some tattoos are attractive, just as minimal piercings are, but I have my limits. Thank you for that last remark... I feel better now! Brightest Blessings, my friend, and thank you for your contribution.
• United States
2 Dec 08
The reason that I chose 18 instead of 21 is I figure at that age (in the US anyway) you are legally able to go into military service, drive, vote and leave your parents care.. all of which have a permanent affect on your life. So you should be able to make the decision what happens to your own body. Some at 18 are able to handle the responsibilities of adulthood. Then of course some aren't ready until they're 35! Hugs to you!
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@Darkwing (21588)
2 Dec 08
It's the same here, my friend. The age of adulthood used to be 21 but was dropped to 18 several years ago.
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
4 Dec 08
I do not mind my ears. My partner pierced them for me on my birthday which was wonderful. I had never had a single piercing until then and had not worn earrings for years because I did not have pierced ears. But that is the only permanent piercing I have done. I do not have any interest in getting others done. I have had temporary piercings done with needlework and that I quite like. That does not leave any marks and can be very decorative. But that is not piercing all the way through it is done lightly through the skin and does not hurt too much at all.
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@Darkwing (21588)
5 Dec 08
I too have only my ears pierced once, and for the same reason. I wanted to wear the pretty earrings. In fact, I wear quite large earrings, or long ones, because my hair is long. I have no problem with those who want to do their own thing, but they mustn't be surprised if I don't want to kiss them! ha ha ha. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
6 Dec 08
I agree with you about facial piercing. I think too many look very strange and I would not want to kiss them either.
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@Darkwing (21588)
6 Dec 08
Lol... it could be a bit uncomfortable!
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• United States
2 Dec 08
I think if its not too out there then it should be okay. Now if they have their head pierced then Houston, we've got a problem. Tatts and piercings are a personal choice, I just plan to give my kids enough information so they can make the right decision.
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@Darkwing (21588)
3 Dec 08
I'm sure you will give them enough information. There's nothing we can do to stop it anyway, but one would hope the kids have the sense to understand just what they're doing with their bodies and how permanent it is. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.
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• Canada
5 Dec 08
THank you. It is definately a personal choice. I don't like it how a lot of people judge people with piercings. They made assumptions. Its safer then getting in a car! Its good that you want to give your kids information.
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@Darkwing (21588)
6 Dec 08
Hmmmm, is that a bit like the "judgement" against those who choose to smoke, and are looked down upon?
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• United States
14 Dec 08
There was a comedian who did a skit about her son's girlfriend who had body piercings. She wore a safety pin in her left eyebrow. the comedian said "I did not know those came fell off to need to be safety pinned on" I thought that was so funny. I tried to find her on utube so you can hear her but can not remember her name. I do not like all the piercings especially when it is on the tongue and the people drool or slur their speech or the ones on the lip and they keep playing with it with there tongue. To me that is sooooooo gross. I do not know what a good age is to let them get body piercings I know legal age for sure.
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@Darkwing (21588)
20 Dec 08
There was a time when it was all the rage to wear safety pins just about anywhere, my friend. I believe it was a "punk" thing, but that seems to have subsided quite a bit now. It is a matter of personal choice but with young people, I feel they just follow the trend that others go with... not because they actually want the piercings but rather because they don't want to feel 'left out'. I realise there are all sorts of cultures and religions with different traditions which of course, they must adhere to without reproach, but in the case of those who have a choice - and to my mind, they're not really aware of, or don't heed the consequences before they're twenty-one - then I can't for the life of me see what makes them think they look good with oodles of piercings all over the body. I'm with you on this one, my friend!Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.
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• United States
28 Dec 08
Darkwing I am so sorry it has taken me so long to respond I have been very busy and have had 100's of emails from myLot to respond to. I think the comedians name was Mrs Huges. I will look it up on utube and post it for you when I fine it. She is so funny she talks about hot flashes, and raising her son and her husband. I found her she is so funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWrj9TaA0Mc I hope you like her also.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
7 Dec 08
Hi darkwing. I think body piercing is ok but it's a personal choice as to what is attractive. It really looks good in a punkish way on some if it's done in an artistic or attractive way. On others it looks silly. A tiny nose stud, a belly button adornment and similar are very attractive. Which is not to say I want to see bare bellies everywhere I go...at the beach is fine or a party but serving food or such ...no thanks. The facial ones...lips, tongue, brows, are extremely ugly to me as do the overdone or multiple piercings. The word "allow" doesn't really fit with parents and their young teen offspring today. Generally speaking, children and young adults seem to do anything they want with a total disregard for their parents these days. They've had no discipline and no limits imposed. They know nothing about self control. They've been allowed to do what they want and been given what they ask for since they were babies and now that they are older and almost adults, parents have little control over them.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
7 Dec 08
Sorry Darkwing...what I'm saying here is that an age limit would be hard to impose. An age limit or parental consent requirements are not going to stop some kids. If I had to say an age I would say 21...it gives them lots of time to think about it and become wiser and more mature and hopefully, they will change their mind.
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@Darkwing (21588)
8 Dec 08
Thank you my dear friend for answering the question asked. It seems you might be the only person who has read this entire discussion, but then, I know you always do. I agree with your sentiments. It depends on the environment in which they work... food and drink outlets should exercise the right of customers or lose their custom. It's up to them really. It doesn't take a lot to just cover up the piercings unless they're on the face too, which these were. The irony of it is, she's a pretty young girl and she has a very outgoing, friendly personality, but I couldn't have her serving me food, and I'm sure that's why food takings dropped at that time. With regard to my granddaughter, I would be horrified if she came home with this many piercings as she's studying law and wants to join the police force. I don't think they would allow a lot of indiscreet piercings, do you. The age limit of twenty-one I feel is a good one, because at eighteen, kids are still very impressionable and 'follow the pack', as I've learned from motherhood. Brightest Blessings my dear friend, and thank you for your contribiution. I hope you're well. xx
@vanonas (950)
• United States
2 Jan 09
I haven't gotten any other body piercings other than my ears when I was a baby. I don't think my parents would approve of any other body piercings. I want to get another hole in my ears, but I'm too lazy to do it and scared if it gets infected or something. A lot of my friends have their belly button pierced so it kind of makes me want to do that too. I think I'm too scared though other wise I'd have already done it haha
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@Darkwing (21588)
3 Jan 09
I don't think you need be scared of having your ears done a second time, nor your belly button really. I don't think you would have too much problem, if you really want to have them done. I think it would look quite attrative on you... you're still young and you're not looking at excessive piercings, in fact, the two places are quite elegant places for piercings. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.
• United States
19 Dec 08
Hi Darkwing!!! I know, I know, its been a long time. I promise I will get over to the other site soon. I'm kind of confused with it, haha, but I'll figure it out. Lots of things going on that I have to talk about because you always make me feel better, but that's for later. Both my daughters have body piercings and tatoos, but, they were well into their twenties and what could I say. Would I have tried to talk them out of a few? Yes. But, they're both great daughters and have hearts of gold, so I guess that's all that matters for me. I don't believe anyone should get one before they are 21 at all. After that, its your problem if you don't like it but you made the decision. I have to say though, they're both beautiful girls and it doesn't seem to affect their daily activities in the least. One is a Manager for a Healthcare store (has to take the eyebrow ring out to work), and the other one is a Makeup Artist for Mac cosmetics. I love them both very much as you can tell. I would have tried to talk them out of some of the stuff but of course, this is done without my knowledge and then it's "Look what I got", haha. Oh well, they were both old enough anyway. Have a great Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year my dear...and take care, Bobbie. Oh yeh, Kash says Merry Christmas too!
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@littleowl (7157)
19 Dec 08
Hi Darkwing..I don't think you are old fashioned in any sense of the word, I hate body piercings and would never dream of having one, as you say they are ugly, my sister has one on her belly and that to me is horrible, what will she do with it when she gets older, yet there again I do have tattoos but don't think they are as bad or painful as what a body piercing is or could be...hugs littleowl xx
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@Darkwing (21588)
20 Dec 08
I suppose with a discrete piercing on the belly button, then it can be covered as you get older or you can even leave the jewellery out and hope that it doesn't show. I wouldn't have one done myself but they do look quite attractive on younger people. The trouble is, they tend to just have it done when they're young without weighing up the pros and cons of aging skin. Like everything else, I guess this is a lesson in life, but as you will already know, I believe that our body was given to us to carry us through life. It was given to us in its natural state and we should appreciate the gift. Therefore, because I think piercings are unnatural, I wouldn't have them done, especially in great quantity, so we agree on that. Must be the pagan within us, I guess. Tattoos seem to be quite a popular things amongst us. I don't have any but I have thought about it. However, there again, what I would like is only small, and better as something that can be removed when I want it to be. The only time I dislike tattoos is when they're all over the face, neck, arms and legs. I don't find that attractive at all. I would prefer something simple and relative to my beliefs like the one on my avatar on the other site. There again, it's all a matter of preferences, but I do think youngsters or kids should be aware of the consequences of so many piercings and an age set when they can appreciate what might be the outcome of their doings. Brightest Blessings my friend, and thank you for your contribution.
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 08
I guess my limit on body peircings is none! I don't have any and I wouldn't get any in the future! I guess it's everyone's choice as to whether they want them or not but I'm kind of thinking about the tongue pericings! What about when food gets stuck in the hole! Also, what about those nose peircings? What happens when you sneeze? The only thing I've ever done as regards marking my body is, I had a tattoo done on my left forearm! I don't have any regrets but I won't be getting any more! Andrew
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@Darkwing (21588)
5 Dec 08
I think it's quite unhealthy to have a tongue piercing anyway my friend, and you wouldn't find me with one. I've seen people refixing their tongue ones because they've come loose, so what if you were to swallow it with your food... would you be pierced from the inside as well? No, not my bag either, but then those who choose to do it do so within their own rights. I just wondered what the general consensus would be as to age limits. Some religions and cultures of course, require nose and ear piercing, and this I wouldn't argue with. They're only following their own cultures and some are quite attractive piercings. There are others I couldn't handle, but still I wouldn't argue their right to have them. Brightest Blessings my friend, and thank you for your contribution.