Probably the same someones who teased and tormented the kid in their class who had a lisp!Seabishop said:I always think its hilarious when someone who thinks they're so cool with a toungue piercing talks with a lisp.
This is one of the more disturbing methods of body modification I have seen, surpassed in the creepy factor only by scarification (slicing designs in your skin) and branding. I am personally rather horrified by the tongue-splitting thing as well. While I don't think these procedures should be banned, perhaps a waiting period/counseling session should be in order. I suspect that most of the people who engage in these extreme forms of modification are either very young or a bit off psychologically.donk said:I could not find any good/safe links and photos, but I find inserting beads under the skin even creepier then the split tongue.
I have always wanted a nose ring. A friend of mine in grade school had a nose stud (she's East Indian), and I thought it was so cool that I begged for one when I was 8 years old. It was always "no". Since I have been interning since I was 18, as soon as I turned legal I was in a job that wouldn't accept it as normal. I'm still hoping that it will become acceptable someday, even in government.Repo Man said:I had a nosering and 5 ear piercings, so I am not opposed to these things, but at some point you have to stop being different and start thinking of how these things will affect the rest of your life.
I got my nosering on a drunken dare. A friend and I were out drinking one night and he said he was thinking of getting his pierced. It spiraled into a "I'll do it if you do it" thing and I was suprised as hell when he called the next afternoon to go and get it done. He had his in for a week, I liked it and kept mine for about 2 years, until I graduated from college.nerudite said:I have always wanted a nose ring. A friend of mine in grade school had a nose stud (she's East Indian), and I thought it was so cool that I begged for one when I was 8 years old. It was always "no". Since I have been interning since I was 18, as soon as I turned legal I was in a job that wouldn't accept it as normal. I'm still hoping that it will become acceptable someday, even in government.
I think its just a matter of how you look at it. I get to retire from the city at 46, so 40 was a great one. 50 will be even better!BKM said:40 is not a fun one.
I wont judge you negatively in an interview if I see the pinhole in your ear - or ten for that matter. As long as you had the professionalism to not wear the ring or stub to the interview, it tells me you probably wont wear them at work. I look around our office, and every guy has at least 3 or 4 holes where nature didn't put them. But no one wears 'em at work.Greenescapist said:I would hate to be judged negatively on a job interview just because I have a pinhole in my earlobe when I'm an all-around good person.
[ot]I know. I'm 37, and careening into middle age. The thought of turning 40 scares me, especially when high school and college seem like fairly recent memories. Seems like it was just yesterday when I was drinking beer and playing cards in the basement with my buddies from high school.[/ot]BKM said:Thanks! 40 is not a fun one.