I've quite recently become really interested in piercings; how they can make people look and societies perceptions of them. I've only got a total of 3 piercings myself, and all on my earlobes, but I'm considering getting a couple more on my lobes and one or two in my cartilage, as I think if you wear the right jewellery in them, and with the right kind of clothes and personality they can look actually very cute and be a good way to show your personality.
|Scarlett Johansson, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Hilary Duff, and an image found on WeHeartIt|
I'm also interested in getting a belly button piercing (ok I've become a little obsessed about getting one!) and again I think that whilst the perception of this piercing is a negative one, often associated with chavs and sluts, some people can pull them off and look cute, whilst accentuating an attractive stomach.
|An adorable belly button ring you can purchase here from etsy:|
|Another cute belly button ring from etsy -|
I read an interesting article in the January 2013 (most recent) edition of Vogue about piercings, which mentioned that people often tend to get pierced on body parts they like about themselves, as it draws people's eye to something that they're not self-concious about. I'd never thought about it like that before, but actually, my ears and my stomach are two of my favourite parts of my body!
I'd be interested to hear your opinions about piercings (particularly the ones I'm thinking of getting) and which ones you guys have!