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Date: Apr 26 2013

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Do you know anyone with pierced ears? How about a pierced nose? Or a lip, or eyebrow, or bellybutton? Piercing is a popular trend in the US.

Some people find piercings fun or attractive, but other people think they are too painful. They’re scared the piercing will get infected. Some people don’t like the way they look. It all depends on your personal opinion.


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What do you think of piercings? Do you have any? Do you think that piercing or other forms of body modification is a form of rebellion?


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Bosnia and Herzegovina


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12:27 PM Apr 30 2013 |



Russian Federation

My relations to piercings is calm. My ears are pierced and that’s enough for me. I almost don’t wear earrings.

Recently I heard that piercing in navel was made to concubines in old times. People thought that navel is a sacred place on the body of women. Women with pierced navel just concentrated only on “lowest things’ like satisfying of their animal instincts.

09:00 AM Apr 30 2013 |


NuriaRuizSuper Member!


I don’t have any piercing. In fact i have not even in the ear. I don’t like piercings nor none body modification. The truth is that I don’t know why :).

09:16 PM Apr 28 2013 |



I dont’s have piercing, but I see it like a nice thing if used moderately. Well, each culture judge things according with its specialties however for me it´s a normal thing and here in Brasil it is normal and attractive too.

05:57 PM Apr 28 2013 |




In my eyes, the piercing is a symble of fashion firstly, once some of movie stars or celebrities have  it, their funs follow immediately. also,nose piercing, lip piercing make people more sexy.

But I can’t pierce my body, because I couldn’t endure the pain such that,  on the other hand, I have no courage to do that. I’m afriad that firends, collegues of mine can not accept  me with piercings. Changing image is a big thing.

Since the behaviors of those who have piercing are wired sometimes, so piercing is looked as the sign of rebellion. But the truth is more and more people tend to accept piercing, and have it . So the piercing comes to be a fashion trend, or just an accessory.  


10:17 AM Apr 28 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I do not like to hurt my body.ذbut It depends on your personal opinion.This is not my favorite.

09:55 AM Apr 28 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

no dear fatima,she maybe like,but we must see them that s too horrible!!!

08:49 AM Apr 28 2013 |


Russian Federation

Piercins is not the thing I dream about of, but if someone wants to do it with his body let him to .

08:38 AM Apr 28 2013 |




Piercings are a teenager weapon to hide their pimples.. good way to have more friends on social network.

11:24 PM Apr 27 2013 |



Saudi Arabia

I don’t like any kinds of piercings except earrings for girls. i dont like to be pierced, its something so terrible. i met girls to have holes in the tongue and lips and from my point of view is empty view of beauty. only beauty in the ear,nose sometimes no more.

09:32 PM Apr 27 2013 |



dont over do it. too many of it make u look scary, wild, rebellious.. 

04:18 PM Apr 27 2013 |

Irene Forever


I don’t like any kinds of piercings except earrings for girls.  As for me, it’s not natural and makes a person look like a metalist (heavy metal subculture).  Especially I don’t like when girls do that. How can it be nice and beautify a girl if she has a ring in her nose?  I see her like an ox, not a human. If I see a pierced tongue, I just feel bad, as I feel pain. 

Of course, I can’t forbid doing such a nasty things, but I don’t even want to look at the people who make their bodies ugly. IMHO

04:14 PM Apr 27 2013 |




I think this is a personal matter of each of us. I do not fully accept this but tolerate. I think piercing is not just a trend but this is also a result of lack of self-acceptance. These people want to draw someone’s attention to themselves. It’s a shame that they don’t do this in other way, more safe and creative.

Piercing is not an another new dress or pair of shoes. It hurts our body and it can have irreversible effects but they don’t care…

When I was a child I wanted to have a navel ring but I was scared of the pain and now I’m really glad that I didn’t do this.

12:50 PM Apr 27 2013 |



Saudi Arabia

in my country it’s not popular to see men makes piercings the most popular piercing is  ear piercing for women only I’m a believer that God created our shapes and made ​​us the best appearance and preferred us by the mind from all other creatures and instead of being thankful for this. Some people are doing holes on their nose, tongue and the lips etc. and in my opinion that is kinda of thankless

12:28 PM Apr 27 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I hate of this,it s actually unnormallll:(

10:48 AM Apr 27 2013 |



i dont like to be pierced, its something so terrible, but respect others do it like this, its their right, maybe getting pierced is seems as if exactly unique and fashionable. you never know what is going to hapen to them in their mind

09:43 AM Apr 27 2013 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I remember, when I was child asked my mother about piercing, why do most of girls have ear piercing from their childhood?! She answered when they’ll grow up and become bride, can wear earrings and be more beautiful in wedding dress, true or false, in my opinion piercing isn’t always a bad thing, life needs variety for sure. With the exception of men, a TEMPORARY tattoo or normal piercing is like a makeup and may be suitable for women who like it and enjoy themselves more, which so important is not to seem abnormal or exotic when use them, other people have right to have visual comfort! ;)
After all, I prefer to be simple and normal person without extra body modifications :D
And some words to julito, you’re right, most of youths have an outlandish appearance in these days and I think it’s related to celebrities, who play main role model for young generation’s life, about “savage” or … you should talk with them :D
And I agree with Mess, angel-eyes and others, yes, it depends on people’s cultures and nations as well as customs, as I know piercing and tattoos are very common and popular in India or among Arabs.


South Korea

During reading the bible, I found that piercings is an ancient traditional custom. When Issac’s servant found Rebekar, he put the ring in her nose and the bracelets on her arms.(Genesis 24:47) In my opinion, it means that human beings or animals are belonged to others. Hence, many countries were used to metal rings or wood items to show the sign of slavery. Many of children really like to wear the metal piercings. I don’t think that piercings is a form of rebellion. However, it’s a very shameful sign.

03:00 AM Apr 27 2013 |


yuminagaSuper Member!


I dont like it actualy ,I never want to hurt my dody in this way 

11:16 PM Apr 26 2013 |


United States

i don’t know how they feel and they putting these piercings its realy weird 

10:31 PM Apr 26 2013 |

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