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    05-13-2009, 08:54 PM
Coming from a seventeen year old East coast US girl...

In my opinion, piercings aren't bad at all. They can be taken out if necessary, and seem to be a way of expressing yourself in a way that isn't offensive to anyone else. I like piercings, they are unique and depending on the type, can make a person more classy and elegant. Tattoos also, if well thought out and placed, are okay. I, personally don't mind them anywhere, but some people seem to have a problem with them. As long as a person has reason behind it, I think that others should support them with their motives.

When I see a person in all black, I see a person who has chosen this style for a reason that is important to them. I, myself, do not do it, but that is just because I LOVE colors. However, if they like their style, then I say go for it! People should be allowed to express themselves however they want and not be judged for it. I mean, afterall, America is a free country, and we talk about how judging others by how they look is wrong...

And lastly, crazy hair... I love it! Its a lot of fun and a stage that most people go through during at least one part of their life. It is a way of freely expressing yourself, and in my opinion, can be almost like a piece of art that you can take with you! If done properly, I think it can look pretty good actually. Also, it is just hair... If you don't like it, or change your mind about the crazy style or color, you can just wait for your hair to grow out or re-dye it.

All in all, in my opinion, what you do to yourself isn't affecting anyone else around you other than if they find it aesthetically unappealing, and it shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks but you. If you are happy, then do what you want. People will get over it and either learn to accept it, or move on.

Hope that was good. :]
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    05-14-2009, 12:37 AM
Thanks to everyone who has replied! Didn't expect to wake up to so many replies! If I had been awake I would have replied to your posts sooner, Haha.

I agree with you Vidaloco, tattoo's on the neck/hands/face are silly. I personally wouldn't get any tattoo's I couldn't hide when I get older.

Spastic Dove; Wow. I've read some of your posts and (honestly) never saw you to be one in black with tatts and piercings. You learn something new everyday!

Just to add, my opinion.
I like piercings, I think they're awesome but I don't like over the top piercings like 'cheek piercings' and the 'naslang' (which is straight through the nose, yes one side to the other throught the middle and all, ouch).
And tattoo's can be nice, if they have a meaning and are small and hideable. Sleeves and neck tatt's are stupid.
    05-14-2009, 01:16 AM
Heh. That was kind of the point I was making :)

This is me senior year at the height of my piercings. If you look you can see the surface piercing by my left eye. (Dont have it anymore as I was worried it was beginning to reject. Im a sophomore in college now)

That's the tattoo on my foot, probably about an inch long.

I wear black pretty often because frankly I think it looks good on me. I don't have purple hair and I would never get a facial or hand piercing, but I do like the self expression, especially of tattoos.

My looks change as fequently as my mood though ;P
    05-14-2009, 02:47 AM
Ha ha, SD.

I'm 19, full time college student, work, volunteer, whatever else.

I love piercings on the right person. I think they look hot on SD. ;] I, however, could never pull them off. I've got two in each ear. I'd like a few more, ears only, because that's about the only thing that would look good on me. I really think it depends on the person. I know a lot of classy professional people with more than a few piercings, and then I know some not-so-classy people who use their piercings as a way to advertise that...

Tattoos, I think, need to be appropriately placed and shouldn't be visible in a professional situation. But I think they can really interesting on the right individual. I don't like tattoos that I have to read (I knew a girl with a paragraph tattooed on her back - to this day I don't know what it says...) and I also think they shouldn't be on your face or anything like that. I couldn't ever get one because I'm paranoid about what'll happen to it when I get old. Lol.

Wearing all black... if it works. I wear black a lot... it makes me look thin. O.0 But I love colors. It doesn't bother me really. I guess I'm not sure I understand it completely? Is it self-expression? I don't really know.

I know that in the work place, if two people have the same credentials and the only thing that's different is that one has a ton of piercings and the other one doesn't... you can almost always guarantee that the one without lots of piercings/visible tattoos gets the job. Just life.

Do what you like. I dig it. :]
    05-14-2009, 03:31 AM
I'm a 21 yr old stay at home mother to two, hope to have a boarding/lesson stable some day.

I have my ears pierced but don't keep jewellery in. I have had my lip pierced (by my boyfriend) and my tounge, but both are out now. My boyfriend had his ears, eyebrow, nose, lip and tounge pierced. They have all slowly came out. I don't mind them at all, they can always be removed at a later date.

Tattoos, I don't have any....yet. I plan on getting a few. Anything big will not be able to be seen unless I'm in a bikini, so whatever. I wouldnt have obvious ones as they limit job possibilities. My boyfriend has three. One on each shoulder, which can be hidden by sleeves, and one on his head. Youcan't see that one unless he has his mohawk or is bald. Again, I could care less about tattoos. If someone is covered in them, whatever. But I do tend to judge someone if they have a tattoo that is rude or vulgar in an obvious spot. But otherwise if it doesnt affect me, whatever.

Black clothes. I wear alot of black. Not so much as my younger years. But If something comes in a few colors, and black is one, Ill usually go with black since it goes with anything. I don't have a huge wardrobe so I need stuff that will go with pretty much everything else I wear. That being said, all my horse gear is black. My breeches, my shirts, my helmet and boots (will be, not yet dyed). It just works for me. I do have some colorful pieces though that I wear when Im in an upbeat mood. I have no issue with goth styles, or cothing colors in general. Skimpy clothing I do though. That's a whole other topic.
    05-14-2009, 03:55 AM
Originally Posted by Whipple    
I have no issue with goth styles, or cothing colors in general. Skimpy clothing I do though. That's a whole other topic.
I agree. I would much rather be seen as a 'goth' then a ... Whatever you call girls that wear skimpy clothes (Don't know exactly which words I'm aloud to use!). And I would also much rather be seen haveing round with 'goths' then 'skimpy dressers'.
    05-14-2009, 04:41 AM
That's definitely true. I'd rather be around people who dress in black than people who wear next to nothing...
    05-14-2009, 10:15 AM
I need to add...The piercings that bother me are the ones that stretch the skin out. Those won't grow back once the wearer decides they don't want it. Like this
    05-14-2009, 03:58 PM
Oh wow! Matt has his ears stretched, but to maybe a couple centimeters. That is outrageous! The ears don't bother me so much, but the nose just looks kinda dumb.
    05-14-2009, 04:05 PM
Thats a good way of saying it Leah. You can look classy with piercings, tattoos and black clothes. You can look trashy with them too. It depends on why you're doing it and the person really.

Gauging (Where they stretch it out) can go back to normal size up until I believe a 2 gauge.
Mine were 2s at one point. They are back to normal now. Depending on how you stretch them, your skin, and how you take care of them, they have a better chance of shrinking back to 18 (A standard ear piercing)

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