Piercings Are Back, Subtle and Sophisticated

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 31, 2014 12:52 AM GMT
    31zSKIN1-master675.jpg
    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.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/fashion/piercings-are-back-subtle-and-sophisticated.html
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 31, 2014 12:56 AM GMT
    It's funny how a "subtle" nose ring looks just like a booger.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 31, 2014 5:18 PM GMT
    If someone started a trend in which lopping of your little finger was considered cool there would be hundreds of thousands of lemmings lining up to have their pinkies amputated. Which would start the rumor that if you lop of the left one that means you are gay. Or is it the right one? Oh well, might as well lop both off just to be sure.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 31, 2014 5:21 PM GMT
    woodsmen said31zSKIN1-master675.jpg
    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.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/fashion/piercings-are-back-subtle-and-sophisticated.html


    Sorry, count me out. Why anyone would want to permanently scar a/o mutilate their body is beyond me. There's nothing subtle nor sophisticated about these things whatsoever, the urgings of the NYT and body art practitioners notwithstanding.
  • BAHBAA

    Posts: 122

    Jul 31, 2014 7:05 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidIf someone started a trend in which lopping of your little finger was considered cool there would be hundreds of thousands of lemmings lining up to have their pinkies amputated. Which would start the rumor that if you lop of the left one that means you are gay. Or is it the right one? Oh well, might as well lop both off just to be sure.


    LOL this made my day icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 31, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidIf someone started a trend in which lopping of your little finger was considered cool there would be hundreds of thousands of lemmings lining up to have their pinkies amputated. Which would start the rumor that if you lop of the left one that means you are gay. Or is it the right one? Oh well, might as well lop both off just to be sure.


    il_570xN.483593068_5qp4.jpg
    Hate to break the news to you, but here in New Orleans that's already a thing. The gutter punks have gotten hold of this surgical tool and have been passing it around for at least 5 years now. I know about it because I commented on a necklace a girl was wearing and she explained what it was. It was her boyfriends first digit off his little finger with a crude hand made copper cap on top with a chain attached. He proudly held up his hand and showed me the missing digit. icon_eek.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 31, 2014 7:21 PM GMT
    ^^Somehow I'm not surprised.
  • BloodFlame

    Posts: 1768

    Jul 31, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
    Personally, I don't think I'd ever want to pierce myself. The thought of a needle slicing and piercing through my skin makes me rather uneasy. So whenever I want "customize" my ear, I opted for a clip on earring/ear clip. I don't care if it makes me "fake" because I'm able to take it out and not worry about infection.


    But I don't mind if someone choose to pierce or not. Sometimes, it can look good depending on where and how many. I do believe there is such a thing as too many.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 01, 2014 7:18 AM GMT
    At least Hester Prynne didn't brand herself with a scarlet letter!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 01, 2014 7:21 AM GMT
    Been there, done that. Not again!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 01, 2014 2:10 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidIt's funny how a "subtle" nose ring looks just like a booger.


    +1 I know it's stupid but they skeeve me, as do the quarter-sized holes in people's ears. What do you do with that when you're tired it? Or when you get old and your ears start to resemble an elephant's?

    BTW I told my (72 y.o.) mother this and she said "You're getting old." Serves me right.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 03, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
    Do find the nipple rings sexy:

    Br8RPi0IIAA3bHI.jpg:large
  • helloandgoodb...

    Posts: 620

    Aug 03, 2014 9:01 PM GMT
    I enjoy piercings, but only when you can remove if you get tired of them. In about 10 years the fastest growing industry will be lobe reconstruction for all those hockey pucks.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 04, 2014 3:01 AM GMT
    Never got any piercings or tats. No regrets either...........nothing to try to undue or erase.