It has always been the case that people have tried to change their appearance using many techniques, hairstyles and makeup being the most common. While a person’s body belongs to themselves and they can pretty much do what they want with it, sometimes the things they do completely baffle me because I would never have dreamed of going so far.
Take for example this photograph of a woman who had been arrested on drug charges.
I admit I am baffled as to why anyone would go this far with piercings. At the very least, it looks like it would be uncomfortable, especially when one is sleeping and turns over on one’s stomach so that the face is resting on the pillow. Also simple acts like washing one’s face or blowing one’s nose become more complicated.
But maybe I’m wrong and these are as easy to get used to as earrings. Also, I am not sure if these piercings are easily removable and re-insertable by the wearer or whether they are more like tattoos and thus semi-permanent, requiring a specialist to take out.
You can see that I’m really, really old-fashioned and clueless about these things.