Just been checking Facebook and saw a friend’s post. Before you say anything, I first have to say that she is in fact a “Real” friend and not just a “Facebook friend”. She is someone I have met personally, in person. I have been to her house, eaten her food, and been dragged around malls for hours while she looked for clothes. I’m in her “friend’s zone”. She has given me the gravest insult with “You’re like a brother to me.” But she has also uttered those words that every man longs to hear, asking me to “Put some clothes on. My husband is at the door.” So to “M” I say, “I have been and always shall be your friend. Live long and prosper.” Sorry about that; there was a Star Trek triple feature on over the weekend.
So her post asks “..if a tragus piercing hurts?” What’s a tragus? Never heard of it. So over to our good friends at Wikipedia and all is explained. Actually it’s a little embarrassing. You would think after all those years of watching medical programs on TV like “ER”, “Bones” and “Scrubs” that there would be no part of the human body that I would not recognise. I guess there is more to being a doctor than a white coat and having lots of sex.
So to cut a long story short I sent a reply with a counter suggestion that she should get a hip piercing. I know what you are thinking. Why not suggest clit or nipple? Well because a tragus piercing indicates that she is not looking for something too extreme. Also, she’s (almost) a “Good Girl” and would never let me see the pictures, so what’s the point?
So her comment got me thinking about the wonderful world of body modification. I myself have not had my body “upgraded”. It’s just not my thing. I’m not sure whether this is due to not liking holes being poked through me or that I really am not a jewellery person. Maybe it’s a little of both.
I just don’t see the point of it all. Earrings hang from the ears, fine. But what about all those other piercing that are full of rings and barbell type objects. Could it be that I am just a “practical” type person who likes things to be useful as well as decretive. How about combing piercing with something else to give it a purpose? Take those strange people that have purity rings and go for the whole abstinence thing. If we took two purity rings and did some piercing and top it off with a pad-lock; then everyone is happy. Not sure what we would do for the men. Maybe a really big bar through the end? Now we have something that is both interesting and useful.
To be honest the first thing that comes to mind when people talk about piercings, is airport security. Flying internationally these days is hard enough, and the last thing you want to do is set off the metal detectors and draw the attention of the authorities. The “worst” case scenario is that you get shot, and the “best” is that you spend a couple of hours with some latex covered hand up your arse looking for Osama bin Larden.
This has also reminded me that I will have to ask “M” if she got the tattoo she was planning. But tattoos are another story and deserve their own post.