I will admit upfront that I am too chicken to even have my ears pierced.
I was also under the naïve understanding that as far as piercings went you could do ears, eyebrows, nose, tongue, belly button, undercarriage, and that was the extent of my knowledge.
But today my eyes have been well and truly opened up.
I was chatting with some girls at work, who said that pretty much anywhere went these days, and they were discussing having piercings on their arms and neck.
My eyes watered at the mere thought.
How on earth would you get your arm pierced – I thought you would need a very large pin! But no! I was mistaken. Apparently, from what I understood, they pop a whole in your arm and then scrape out surrounding skin before placing the piercing in. OUCH! It looks very pretty, one of the girls already had one, “but,” I enquired, ” couldn’t you just use some glue and stick a diamanté sequin on your arm instead. It’s a lot less painful, and you can take it off?”
These, seemingly, extreme body piercings seem to be all the rage. From piercings on your neck and arms, to more elaborate piercings, such as all down your spine, or side and then using ribbon to connect each piercing, to give the effect of lacing up a corset. Again, surely just buying a corset would be a lot less painful.
But, what about infection? Can you just remove these piercings, like you can ears and nose, to change the stud? No, would be the answer. It would appear these can only be removed by the piercing specialist who put it in.
Now, like I said, I’m too chicken to have my ears pierced – can give birth without drugs, but don’t ask me to stick a needle in my ear! But seriously, why would anyone put themselves through something like it – I just don’t understand. Is it art? Is it beauty?
Have a look at some of these photos and let me know what you think. Would you?