Quote from Alnamvet
In case I didn't say it before, real low rent
Oh, poo poo...
Every generation has it's own culture. Even the generations before us X'rs got a bad rap there have always been people who have been "outside" the accepted practices of his/her culture.
Body peircing has been around for a loooooooooooong time. Being that American culture is so new, do you find it strange that while creating our "new" culuture, we borrow from other, more integrated cultures?
I have had my nose done on several occassions, once as a "give away" before my first sons surgery. It was a way of offering up a sacrifice of my own comfort as a prayer for his.
Many people have various reasons for piercing....this is not "low rent", to many it is deeply symbolic to others it is a form of pleasure.
As far as facial piercings in the workplace......retainers are a good thing
As far as other piercings are concerned.........hey, if you have them, enjoy them
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it....