People claiming that they are expressing thier individuality throught body piercing need to take a reality check. Everyone these days is putting rings and spikes in every conceivable body part these days. In fact hat wasonce a form of rebellion is now a simple reproduction of and underground society. Body piercing has gone from mild to medium to wild.
Perhaps you’ve noticed the new fashion trend. The average youth today has at least one form of piercing ranging from earrings to genital rings. One of the piercing uproars of the eighties involved men’s piercings. The question of which ear to pierce became the controversy. In the gay community piercing the right ear meant that you were a homosexual. The gay society was very much in the closet at this time. Men piercing thier ears were not taken well by many members of society. Eventually it became a norm as it was slowly coppied.
Each generation needs to create a superior extreme weather it be clothing, styles, music or, oh yes you guesses it ‘body art’. So here comes the nose ring, and extreme for a while attention fetching, absolutely, did it stay on top, absolutely not! The next step up the extreme ladder was the naval ring. It was different from the eyebrow ring in tht it was very much a female ring. Few men got into naval piercing as it had very soft femminine tones associated with it. Eyebrow, chin and facial piercings all arived on the same boat when there were still tremors in the Richter scale form the last punctures. The last piercing, whch wasn’t of and entirely crude nature was the tongue ring. Finally the nastiest of all and the most recent are nipple and genital rings.
The old line “I’m just expressing my individuality” is getting worn out as far as piercing goes. Body piercing is everywheree, especially in music videos and television stations such as Much Music. For instance current teen pop sensations suchas the Spice Girls and the Back Street Boys have piercings. Many youth are imitating these celebrities and trying to portray an identical image. They need to realize that there is a huge difference between setting an trend and copying one.
So before you get that tongue ring you have been thinking aboutfor the past three months think for a second your motives for doing it. If you really want it to be unique wait for a few more months until it is out of style and do it then.