And I'm making this forum for 2 reasons:
1: Briefly talking about tattoos on another forum
2: Seeing some peoples reactions to a forum where a guy was asking about ear gauging.
I figured a forum to talk about both piercings and tattoos would be nice. Since some people still treat them as a taboo. I mean if you don't like them then that's fine but even on videos I see bad responses if the person just happens to have a face piercing or tattoo. Wanted to try and make something positive.
I only have one piercing myself. I used to have my ears pierced when I was younger. However they got infected. So I've been nervous about getting them redone ever since. It was that gross. It was my moms idea actually for me to get my belly button pierced. I think she was trying to boost my self esteem. This was around when I was still in my teens.
More of a tattoo girl myself. I get them for lots of reasons. The art work is pretty. They tend to be a stress relief after I get them. ( My guess is since your body is reacting to you basically having a large colorful wound ) And again, self esteem issues. Sure I get tattoos for me. But my day gets a little better if someone compliments my tattoos when I'm out in public.
These are all mine except the Stitch tattoo, that one is my mom.
I wouldn't mind getting a piercing later in life though. What is it called where you get that spot between your eyes pierced? The bridge? It's that spot at the top of your nose. I think those look cute. I would have my nose and lip pierced but I'm keeping a promise to my mom that I wouldn't get those til I was out of college. GED testing and all that.
I have no real interest in ear gauging myself but I think it's cool that people are that confident enough to go "Yup I want this." I envy that amount of self confidence.
How about you guys? Anybody else here have ink and/or piercings? Interesting stories with them?