Steave wrote:Why do you assume that 'It feels good', 'I like pain' and 'It's different/cool' are fickle reasons to get a pearcing or tattoo? I get the being annoyed that people assume you got yours for the same reasons but to dismiss their reasons as fickle or somehow less than your reasons is a tad presumptuous don't you think?
Kajin wrote:I think that what she was getting at is that such reasons seem far too carnal or shortsighted to be a viable reason to get a piercing or tattoo.
FreakyBoy wrote:While my personal philosophy of "and it hurts none, do as you will" doesn't allow me to really get worked up about it, I can definitely understand the sentiment of being dismayed by people taking such permanent changes so frivolously.
I can understand it as I do personally enjoy the pain. One person brought up that a tattoo is more painful and takes hours to finish rather than that split second of a piercing and the response was that tattoos can't be removed whereas a piercing can be taken out to heal over and done again and again. That's why I called the reasons fickle. Doing it simply for the pain permanence be damned. If that's the case, why not just put the needle through and bandage over it until it heals so you can do it again? What's the point of the barbell or ring if you just want to do it for that?
"It's different/cool" is kinda bull****. So many people have them now that it's far from different. Expressing your own individuality would be a way to put it, but just to look cool seems pretty shallow to me.
And new annoyance, only one store in the suburb I live in stocks anything but red, green, and sugar free Amp. The others may not sell as quickly seeing as I seem to be the only one that buys them, but I do buy them all when I find them. Do they not want my money anymore?