View Poll Results: Are you for or against piercings?
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Spinoff: For or against body piercing?

I was reading the other thread by lauraloo about getting her nose pierced and I was surprised by how many people didn't like the idea. I'm just curious.. why do you like/not like the idea of piercing? Are there certain piercings you agree with and others you do not? Or do you just not care?
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I do not think tongue/lip peircings are okay. They might look neat, but they are really damaging to your teeth. I guess that is just from working at the dental office-but it totally wears away the enamel on your teeth! You can never get that back and it's what protects them from cavaties!End of my PSA...Sorry

Any other peircings are cool.
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I was reading the other thread by lauraloo about getting her nose pierced and I was surprised by how many people didn't like the idea. I'm just curious.. why do you like/not like the idea of piercing? Are there certain piercings you agree with and others you do not? Or do you just not care?
Originally Posted by SoLastSunday152
I realized that while I am too conservative personally to want any piercings, her personality and appearance seemed just right for the piercing, so I voted in favor.

Basically, I think people should do what *they* want, and what fits for them. Piercings are their own choice, and just not right for me, personall.
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ITA with the other gals. I'm pretty much for whatever you feel like expresses your personality-- but is also safe for your body. Piercings are also removable, so they are a low-risk accessory-- take em out whenever you don't like it anymore. Fun changes that are cute, safe, and removable... sounds good to me! (It probably helps that I'm a little bit liberal too ).
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I've got lots of piercings, but if other people don't like them that's okay too.


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Dr. Drew said the other night that there was a high correlation between women who'd been sexually molested or grew up in violent homes and body piercings. Food for thought.

Personally, I like earring and nipple piercings and that's about it. Nose studs always remind me of boogers. Eyebrow piercings are a mild turnoff and down there piercings gross me out entirely.
I'm all for them. I'm also all for people doing what works for them. At this point in my life, I don't care much for facial piercings but I'm in a very conservative career field where they would never be accepted. With a different lifestyle, I think my opinion would be different.


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Dr. Drew said the other night that there was a high correlation between women who'd been sexually molested or grew up in violent homes and body piercings. Food for thought.
Originally Posted by Chocolate Curls
I hadn't heard Dr. Drew say this, but I was going to write that I thought I'd heard it somewhere. I Googled it but I couldn't find anything. Maybe I'll add the word "correlation" and see if I can find it.

I do have many, many piercings and I was molested. Interesting.


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From google..
A 1999 study by researchers from Emory University and Howard University published in the Journal of Public Health Policy indicated that 15 percent to 20 percent of the U.S. teen and young adult population had tattoos, and that a typical piercing establishment would perform about 3,000 piercings per year.

The new UF study, based on a written survey of about 280 UF undergraduates, showed that those with multiple piercings were much more likely to have experienced stressful life events such as severe injury or illness, abuse or the death of a loved one, Storch said. In the study, he collaborated with principal investigator Jonathan Roberti, a psychologist and clinical researcher at the University of South Florida and the New College of Florida, and former UF research assistant Erica Bravata.

In addition, men in the study were more likely than their female counterparts to seek out new and intense experiences, Storch said. And despite the common perception that people with body art are free spirits, the results suggest at least one gender stereotype -- that tattoos are strictly for men -- may still wield influence.

More than 80 percent of the 160 women surveyed were pierced but less than 20 percent were tattooed, Storch said. In contrast, half the men in the study had piercings and half had tattoos. Men also waited longer to get pierced -- 40 percent took the plunge at age 18 or older, compared with less than 20 percent of women.

“My initial interpretation is that this very much reflects societal points of view,” Storch said. “That is, it is very acceptable for a woman to have piercings in multiple places and a bit less so for men.”

One aspect of piercing where gender seemed irrelevant was that both men and women with multiple piercings reported greater incidence of stressful life experiences, Storch said. Piercings might help some people work through past trauma by giving them a permanent reminder of a difficult event in their lives, he said.

“We were slightly surprised that it (a stressful experience) was not predictive of the number of tattoos people get,” Storch said. Because tattoos can communicate more visual information than piercings, the researchers expected to find a correlation between multiple tattoos and stressful experiences, he said.

College students with an interest in body art don’t necessarily have more psychological impairment than their classmates, but the study results regarding multiple piercings shouldn’t be ignored, Roberti said.
I personally have about 9 piercings and two tattoos and I was never molested or anything like that.
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Im okay with some peircings but not these random holes people get on their face like between their chin and botton lip, or a hole i ntheir cheek...why mess up your face like that! To me it looks like a zit I just wanna pop....ewww. Ears are cool. Anything else facially is way iffy with me just because I think it looks butt-ugly.
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I have a few ear piercings (all closed but 1 in each ear) and a nose ring. There are piercings I might have gotten in another life, piercings I think look cute on others but not for me, and piercings I think are hideous. Mostly I don't care what other people do.
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There are a lot of piercings I don't like at all, and others that I love. So I don't care who does what.

The only problem I have is when people choose to express their individuality or style in a way that hampers them in other ways. I think there are a lot of people with facial piercings, visual tattoos, or crazy hairstyles that don't realize the effect they may have. I've heard people say it doesn't hamper them because their job allows it, but I just think these people may be taken a lot more seriously for promotions and responsibility if they didn't have blue hair, a pierced lip, and a neck tattoo, for example. In a perfect world I guess this wouldn't matter, but we don't live in a perfect world.

This only applies to visible things, and I generally mean more than just a few extra earrings or one teeny nose stud.
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I think piercing in the eyebrows, lip, or face looks ugly. Its like the person is a clown or something. Seriously, sometimes I see them and I just want to stare at them.
Belly rings are ok but still, I wouldn't do them.
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I have 2 holes in each ear, a naval ring (I just put in a maternity one) and a tattoo. I had a happy childhood
Originally Posted by Trenellm
Yep, but one in each ear & no pg...
I have 2 holes in each ear, a naval ring (I just put in a maternity one) and a tattoo. I had a happy childhood
Originally Posted by Trenellm

Tell me about the maternaty naval ring. My friend's tummy got so big her peircing holes weren't even on the edge of her belly anymore. They were like in the middle of her tummy like a vampire bite! How does that work? I am very interested b/c when I have babies, I wanna keep mnie afterwards, but don't want to get it repierced. I thought it hurt so bad and I have 3 tattoos that didn't hurt as much as that did!
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I have 2 holes in each ear, a naval ring (I just put in a maternity one) and a tattoo. I had a happy childhood
Originally Posted by Trenellm

Tell me about the maternaty naval ring. My friend's tummy got so big her peircing holes weren't even on the edge of her belly anymore. They were like in the middle of her tummy like a vampire bite! How does that work? I am very interested b/c when I have babies, I wanna keep mnie afterwards, but don't want to get it repierced. I thought it hurt so bad and I have 3 tattoos that didn't hurt as much as that did!
Originally Posted by shelli
shelli...I took mine out at the very end. I had no probs. I'm w/ you, I didn't want to go thru that again! lol
I had a maternity ring and it didn't quite do the trick. It's basically a flexible piece of plastic that is longer than a regular barbell since your holes can move so far apart. I think mine rubbed wrong because my holes kept getting infected. I managed to keep it the entire pregnacy (including c-section) and the lost it about 8 weeks after birth and my hole closed up before I could replace it.


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Your baby is soo freakin' cute! Those cheeks are just askin' to be squeezed!!!!!
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Your baby is soo freakin' cute! Those cheeks are just askin' to be squeezed!!!!!
Originally Posted by shelli
Thank you!!!


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