Jul 31, 2014 12:52 AM GMT
J. Colby Smith is a popular practitioner of piercing at New York Adorned in the East Village.
NYT: In the 1990s, piercings were a statement: ‘Hear me roar. I have something to say.’ Now multiple piercings feel modern. It’s all about personal mementos and secret little jewels — so small people might not see them.”
If having a piercing was once an in-your-face roar, the new vogue is a whisper. Dainty piercings in areas once reserved for the bold — through the upper ear or the septum — have taken off with the fashion crowd.