(Closed) Body piercings and tattoos

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What body mods do you have?
    Ears (1 in each ear) : (96 votes)
    26 %
    Ears- 2+ in each ear : (102 votes)
    27 %
    Belly Button : (80 votes)
    22 %
    Nostril,septum,bridge : (43 votes)
    12 %
    Tongue : (14 votes)
    4 %
    Eyebrow : (4 votes)
    1 %
    Labret/snakebites,lip : (13 votes)
    3 %
    Nipple : (15 votes)
    4 %
    Genitals : (5 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I got my first ear piercing when I was 11 days old. At the most I had 7 in each ear, but now I just have 2 in each lobe and my tragus. I also had my belly button, nose, and tongue (twice) pierced, but I took those out. The belly button hole is still open though. I also have one tattoo and probably won’t get anymore.

    Post # 4
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’d say piercings and tattoos are common in the USA, at least in NYC, where I live. Culturally, they’re not seen as professional, but a lot of people have them and keep them hidden at work.

    Post # 5
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Multiple piercings, no tattoos. Both are very common in California. I don’t have any opinion of it really.  

    Post # 6
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    In my life, I’ve had plenty of piercings. Nipples, lip (several times, in different spots, not necessarily all at once), ears 2+, nostril, vertical labret. Now I just have my ears once (stretched to 13mm) and my septum.

    And my tattoos of course! I have 11 currently, itching for more.

    Post # 9
    5107 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @MissMfutureMrsB:  over the years, I’ve had 13 piercings but right now im only wearing one, my left tragus. But I’ve had my top belly button, bottom belly button, lip and several in my ears in the past. Oh and 2 anchors, both of which rejected. I have awful luck πŸ™ 


    i have 4 tattoos right now. Plan to get more&soon

    Post # 11
    4682 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    ears, belly button.

    Post # 12
    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I am a super big wuss when it comes to needles so I just have one piercing in each ear at the moment. I got my ears pierced when I was 8 but they closed over and I had them re-pierced when I was 12. I am getting my first tattoo for my birthday soon and I am really excited/nervous about it!

    I agree that here in NZ we have a pretty relaxed attitude towards piercings and tattoos etc. I think most of us don’t really care what other people do with their own bodies. Although I do have a friend who has a sleeve and she has to keep it covered at work.

    I think religion plays into peoples views on body modification a lot too; my step dad is a super catholic and he is very anti tattoos and piercings. Religion isn’t as big here in NZ as in other parts of the world so perhaps that is part of the reason NZers are more accepting of it…

    Post # 13
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Just my ears and belly button from years ago. I will never get anything further than that.

    Post # 14
    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I have my ears pierced (one on each lobe) and I appear to be the only one who admitted to having a genital piercing lol Tongue Out I had a VCH done about three years ago and it is the best! Love it so much. I had my left nipple pierced but it became so problematic that I took it out after a couple of years.

    I have three tattoos at the moment although I technically have had four done with the third being a cover up of the second. My first was a lower back (yes yes I’ve got a tramp stamp Tongue Out) one, then an upper back and then one on my right thigh. I’m planning on getting another on left thigh – I’m big on symmetry and possible making slight design modifications on my existing to make them more elaborate.

    I agree that in NZ, we are more generally tolerant towards body mods although because of my chosen career path and my cultural background, I have chosen to place my tattoos and piercings (with the exception of my ears) in places where they can be covered up/hidden pretty easily. In fact, when people find out that someone like me has tattoos, they are generally quite surprised which always amuses me.

    My family are originally from the Philippines and there is a lot of negative perception associated with having tattoos. My parents still hate the fact that I have them – I think the fact that I’m a girl makes it worse. They, along with a number of my older relatives, associate tattoos solely with criminal behaviour.

    Post # 15
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have nine small tattoos on my feet, hip, ribs, back of my neck, and tramp stamp πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m in the USA and I have two sets of ear piercings + a cartilage that I keep a small ring in, a nostril piercing that I keep a teensy little diamond in, belly button piercing, and two tattoos (one small wrist, one small rib cage). I haven’t run into a lot of problems with them in academia – I keep my nose piercing in all the time but sometimes if I’m working with clients I wear a thick watch that covers most of my wrist tattoo.

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