Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
I think any time you make a choice that is way out of the average spectrum of "normal", you define your self as different and make a statement. If the statement you want to make at the moment(for example, at a horse show) is how good you and your horse are at the chosen disapline, you will need to remove any form of self expression that detracts from that. For example, I love lime green, but to wear lime green breeches to a show would really detract from the impression I want to give, that of a serious horseperson trying to succeed at an event. When you show, you may have to remove some peircings to be taken seriously. Often people with multiple peircings still are perceived under the stereotype of young, rebelious people that are up to no good.
I have 5 studs, three in one ear, two in the other. Other than avoiding dangly earings that catch easily, They haven't caused any problems.