I don't know if anyone reads the Drudge Report or not. I pull it up several times a day and its fed through the Associated Press all over the world and updates every 5 minutes. (www.drudgereport.com
Anyway, they had a story on there where a girl in August got her nipple pierced for her 18th birthday, and this month, she had to have her entire breast removed with some tissue as far up as her collar bone.
The doctors said that it was due to something called gas gangrene (sp), and was one of the more rare types. They said the actual piercing didn't cause the infection, but it just opened the door up.
I cannot even imagine what that family is going through. I went through that stage when I was younger, but I'm glad I limited it to a small eyebrow, and that was it, I was too afraid to get anything else done.
They also ran a news story here where a 7 year old got a hemp, temporary "tatoo" at a festival, and either the ink or the brush was contaminated, or he was allergic, because it SCARRED in the shape of the tatoo. So much for temporary.