Earrings, plugs and other piercings

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  1. slimpie New Member

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    The forum seems a bit slow at the moment so a good opportunity to start a new thread.

    I'm one of those guys who's wearing earrings :cool:. Several years ago I got my lobes pierced. I usually wear black studs, so nothing big or too shinny. In NY or Italy no one seems to be bothered, at least not towards me. At home reactions are more diverse.
    -Some men and women love it.
    -Some like it but not for them self (men)
    -And some (mostly older people it seems) hate it and question even my masculinity.
    Not that it bothers me but I wonder why they feel so strongly about my ears.

    Personally i don't like tattoos, especially not for women. But I like all people who allow them self to do what they want to do in expressing them self. It's fun to watch and there are too many grey mice in this world. Although, on the beach, it seems to me that "everybody" has at least one small tattoo these days, so much for self expression ;-). Apparently it is one of those things people think different about, over time (fashion) and place.

    Here my question: I am very interested in what people "around the world" think about men wearing earrings, plugs, tunnels or even more extreme visible piercings. So if you have a opinion on this please let me know, and kill my curiosity.

    Cheers.
     
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    My opinion on these things is that some are a massive commitment I am unwilling to make, but if you do, it's your decision and I really don't care but don't think you can look like a bank manager with that sort of body mod: it doesn't work. (Not, I hasten to add, that I have much respect for banks in general who cause a lot of suffering and misery and do little for it, and we in the UK bailed the parasites out). Personally I don't think these would improve my appearance so I wouldn't bother.

    Piercings are inconspicuous if you decide not to wear the item anymore - just a tiny hole. Tunnels I can see being interesting in a few years if people currently in their 20's and 30's are either still wearing them, or have massively stretched ears with big gaping holes. It may be that, like tattoos, this will by then be such a common sight that we won't think anything of it. Or perhaps we'll have failed entirely to tackle climate change, struggling for food and water and it will be a reminder of the old days when we still had spare time to worry about our appearance.
     
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    There was a single father named Barry Mackerstone who had five children. He loved his children so much that let them draw all over him and then went to to tattoo palour to get it all set in ink. Unfortunatly for Barry his children were neither smart nor gifted artistically and ended up drawing all over his face and neck and around his eyes. After all that people assumed that he was a bad dad and that he must not love his children to let them do that to him but he insisted his tattoos and peircings were indeed proof that he loved his children beyond their comprehension.
     

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