There are normally two types of opinions on this issue. One side accepts piercings and tattoos and wishes to have them, while the other side despises them. They tend to only accept one piercing on each ear for females, or a nose piercing for some sort of religious reason. The former is usually more common nowadays, while the latter is restricted to an older audience, as piercings and tattoos are slowly becoming more acceptable in the workplace.
I will not lie, I am part of the latter. However, I have began to accept people for what they want on their body, and to not scream out my opinions on people anymore. Unfortunately ever since I began to not voice my unwanted opinions on others, people have began to criticise me for not wanting/having tattoos or piercings. If you know me well, you would know that I do not want them at all, and I don’t even have my ears pierced. A lot of people have asked me why I do not want them in the future. The answer is simple: I do not want them because I do not like how they look.
Same goes with why people want piercings and tattoos. Because they like how it looks, so they get one. It is as simple as that. As society begins to progress and accept, why is this a concept that is so difficult for others to grasp?
What I am trying to preach is that if you know someone who doesn’t want or have tattoos or piercings, don’t ask why. They don’t want them because they don’t think it looks good. If you know someone who wants piercings or tattoos, don’t ask why. They want them because they think it looks good or it holds some sort of meaning. Everyone is different, so they will all have different opinions.
But seriously. Stop telling me to get piercings and tattoos. It’s honestly annoying.