Are piercings intimidating

In a time when individuality and self-expression are at all-time highs, it is not surprising that young individuals or “Gen Nexters” (ages 18-25) are choosing to showcase their personalities through permanent, ink tattoos.

According to data collected by The Pew Research Center, 36 percent of Gen Nexters have at least one tattoo.

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In addition to getting tattoos, 54 percent of that population have altered their appearance by “dy[ing] their hair an untraditional color or had a body piercing in a place other than their ear lobe.” While some of us may be familiar and comfortable with these practices (I myself have two piercings – nose and naval – in addition to my ear lobes) having seen them on many young adults, not everyone feels the same way – especially potential employers.

Even though we are continually encouraged to express our true selves, it appears as though a limit has been placed on this; it has become increasingly difficult for people with visible tattoos, piercings or other appearance-altering accessories to find jobs.

For some reasons, ear piercings have been part of human culture for thousands of years, and the practice of piercing ears has developed independently across different societies that had no contact with each other. Imagine being an alien, and trying to understand ear piercings. Body Piercing Types, Healing Times and Aftercare Nowadays, in the United States, around 83% of all people (both men and women) have had at least one of their ears pierced at some point in their life, and this number is likely only rising, as more men opt for pierced ears.

In this article I go through everything you need to know (and maybe didn’t even know you did) about ear piercings, from the history and types of ear piercings, to important safety information and style dos and don’ts. This is pretty rare – most women have their ears pierced when they’re preteens, or even when they’re babies. Below, you’ll learn all the details about ear piercings you should know.

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