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post #61 of 90

Re: Why do people think ear gauges are so gross?

I've got a piercing on my cartilage (sp?) and I think is a very beautiful thing being able to pass through the pain of piercing somewhere on your body.

I don't that this co-worker should have minded your business.
post #62 of 90

Re: Why do people think ear gauges are so gross?

I don't think they are gross. If they are too big then do are a bit. I think 1 or smaller than that are ok. Any bigger is ugly.
post #63 of 90

Re: Why do people think ear gauges are so gross?

Originally Posted by BloodMittens View Post
Mine is only a 0g. So it's not even that big, and I can take them out whenever I want and they will go back to their original size

PARTAH!

I just hate when people are hypocrites about piercings. <3
wrong, sorry but the "point of no return" i would say is size 0, which, sadly, is your size. so if later on you don't want gauged ears anymore, you need plastic surgery to restore them to there original size.
post #64 of 90

Re: Why do people think ear gauges are so gross?

hmmm i tend to agree with Aprill's comment which goes back to 2007. You really can't have a gauge piercing and expect to be taken seriously in the business world or a hospital setting for instance. I have never seen even one in any of those places. Same for tattoos on the neck or face, or other facial piercing.

Small Nose piercings seem to be an exception for some reason.

and there will be comments, even if noone (except in the case of this coworker) says anything directly to you people will always make comments.

As much as i dont think genital piercings are at all attractive at least this girl doesn't have it on display except to whomever she chooses to show it too.
post #65 of 90

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I can really be 50/50 on this one. I don't think she had any right to say anything to you....everybody is differant and has a differant style its what makes people interesting, the world would be sooo blah if we were all interested in the same sort of things. That being said I would never personally do it. When I was 15 I got a few really bad tattoos because it was the "in" thing to do, over the years I have had to get coverups and now I regret it, I have one on my arm that I can't cover in the summer when I wear a tank top. I'm looking into getting them removed at least one (I have 7 total) but its expensive! I'm not saying I dislike tattoos but I do regret where I got the tattoo. I now stick to styles that I can change if I want with out a expense.
post #66 of 90

Re: Why do people think ear gauges are so gross?

I went out of my way to create a makeuptalk account JUST to tell you EXACTLY why people think ear gauges are gross
But i think the following picture says it all.
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Like some of the previous comments said, the tiny ones don't disturb me at all, because they are just like regular piercings and unnoticeable

But when they are the size of a foot hanging from your ear...it gets kind of.....gross XD

I understand people (mostly caucasian) feel the need to express their sense of culture and rocker ways or watever but those sick ear gauge things are just...disturbing XD nothing personal



~Hoping you appreciate my reply
post #67 of 90

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let me help you with that


that is particularly horrible.
post #68 of 90

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Holy cats! If this guy's head looks this way, I can only imagine what he does to his genitals.
Uhh...on second thought, maybe I shouldn't...
post #69 of 90

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^^^This will definitely qualify you as a FREAK!
post #70 of 90

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I agree with Mizzyme. Of course everyone has the right to do what they want with their body and no one should be insulted or discriminated against because of the way they look, though unfortunately it happens. I have 3 tatoos, one visible and it's the only one a regret because it can be seen most of the time. I can see people glancing at it and I feel like I'm being judged. Even though some people are just curious, some really are judging. I wish I hadn't done something so permanent and I know I'm only going to feel sillier the older I get. This is just the way I feel though and I hope other body modifiers always love and are proud of their body art.
post #71 of 90

Re: Why do people think ear gauges are so gross?

I like certain piercings and tatoos. These can all be done tastefully and delicately. I would like one on my ankle but I've not had the courage to do so. I have a few ear piercings and would like a nose piercing. I don't think this is something extreme and I doubt someone at work is going to judge me based on it. The photo above however makes me questions where would someone like that work?
post #72 of 90

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Originally Posted by divadoll View Post
The photo above however makes me questions where would someone like that work?
My feelings exactly! Tattoos and piercing may be more socially acceptable these days but employers are the ones making the call. School districts around here do not allow visible tattoos or piercings for any applicant.

Like it or not if you look like the guy above you will get judged. Hey he may be a nice guy or really smart but I'm sorry if you look like that you will NEVER get a chance.
post #73 of 90

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Yup. I agree with Darla and Aprill.
post #74 of 90

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Owned!
post #75 of 90

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i think both ear gauging and clit piercings are just way too extreme. that kind of scares
me.
post #76 of 90

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My boyfriend and I saw him at Taco Bell! MONTHS after seeing him on google. It was really weird. But anyways, he's down-gauging his ear and nose gauges. So they're not this huge anymore.
post #77 of 90

Re: Why do people think ear gauges are so gross?

Originally Posted by BloodMittens View Post
Mine is only a 0g. So it's not even that big, and I can take them out whenever I want and they will go back to their original size

PARTAH!

I just hate when people are hypocrites about piercings. <3

My 16 year old daughter has gauges also. Our agreement is that she cannot go beyond 0. People dont realize that up to that point, they will close up and you'll never know they ever had gauges. There's ALOT of misconception about them.
post #78 of 90

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I won't do it myself mainly because I'm scared of what people would think one, and two I can't do it at the office. However, I find it very sexy. I love to see men with them and I do not think it looks gross in anyway. Petrilude looks handsome with his
post #79 of 90

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If you like em, don't sweat it, everyone has their own personal style and self preferences!
post #80 of 90
Personally I do not like guages, they are unprofessional and tacky. It is something you do when you are and i am sure will regret as you get older. I think of what kind of message i would be sending my kids then.
post #81 of 90

I have a pretty large amount of tattoos and I started stretching my ears ten years ago.  I have 3/4 inch plugs.  But that being said, my tattoos aren't below my wrists or above my neck, and with flesh-colored silicone plugs in most people don't even notice the ears without me mentioning it.  My friend has 2 1/2 inch plugs, but they're so big, she will take them out and drape her lobes over the tops of her ears and it just looks like she has tiny ears... there's lot's of ways to hide em.  In my opinion, It's all a matter of personal taste and not impossible to disguise these things in a professional setting.  But I can definitely see how it can be off-putting.

post #82 of 90

There is nothing unprofessional about them. I have gauged ears and I am very successful. This is the 21st century and sometimes you have to realize there are many people that seem to think that what other people like to do have some kind of effect on them. I find that gross. smile.gif

post #83 of 90

Okay, I think that gauged ears are unattractive, however I think that people should be free to express themselves as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else...even in a professional setting. What matters is how well you do your job. And yes, sometimes customers are repulsed by certain forms of personal body art...like tattoos and gauged ears, and you have to understand that just because a social stigma seemed stupid, it's still a reality. So...yeah it was rude of the girl to say that to you, but you can't expect everyone to appreciate the same things you do. I personally don't like facial piercings of any kind, but my ex had a pierced tongue and trust me, it was not a bad thing.

post #84 of 90

Ok so I'm 14 and if I were to have a label I would be classified as "Scene". To the point ok so I have my ears up to a 10 and I am going for a 0g. I really love them!! heart.gif But I live in a small town and I am the ONLY one in the whole town who has them..I am always made fun of because of them so I know how it feels.... I hate it when people are like "Oh you're ears are going to hang to your shoulders!!" or "Ewww they are never going to go back!". It bothers me because they don't know anything about them and they are tying to tell me what's going to happen!! Well they can go f*** themselves because I really don't care about waht they think...Oh well. Well there is my speech....

post #85 of 90

I had 3/4" ear grommets and comfortably wear 1/2" (they shrunk when I put in the smaller jewelry) and have worked office jobs for the last 5-6 years with them. I've had my ears gauged for nearly 11 years now and it hasn't been a block to me. I am a licensed banker sitting on the 8th floor of a beautiful office in south Orange County. Re: that means I'm in finance, one of the more conservative industries and I'm doing just fine. For anyone that already has earrings that are gauged.. don't be so discouraged by what others say. I'm 25 and doing extremely well. I do wear long sleeves to cover my tattoos and no longer wear any lip piercings. I don't come from money so I'm organically grown.

 

My point is, gauged ears are accepted here in southern California and It's never been an issue for me professionally so I don't want anyone to get overly scared or have too much anxiety when interviewing/networking whatever.. Work on yourself, your skills more specifically, and don't worry about ear piercings so much.

 

Lip piercings are another story...

post #86 of 90

well i have 8s in tappers and going to gauges when i go to 6s and 4s.but i dont like 1inch thats fugly.and to look at someone with every big gauges is gross.you know they stank right well after a while.

post #87 of 90

Dear Darla. You think you can't be taken seriously in the buisiness and hospital world with guages? Im a male and I worked at a Hospital and helped the elderly with 3/4 guages in my ears and a tattoo on my wrist. My residents loved me and didn't care that I had big holes in my ears and a tattoo. My boss and all my coleges were more than acceptable with the way I look because I'm a good person. Everyone that came to see there loved ones liked me. I had to put in my two weeks to move to phoenix and continue my EDUCATION. There are many people sucessful in buisinesses and high up that are covered in tatoos and have all sorts of percings includeing big guages. Look on Facebook tattoo acceptance in the workplace. There you will see evidence of all the employed and owners of major corporations. Next time do your research before you mouth your concerns. Thanks. And I'd hate to live where you do where everyone DISCRIMINATES over self beautification. Any concerns email me at ***Email REMOVED-BY-ADMIN*** (I also had my own automotive detailing buisiness if you were woundering from my email.) Have a nice day!

post #88 of 90
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Originally Posted by aceman View Post

Dear Darla. You think you can't be taken seriously in the buisiness and hospital world with guages? Im a male and I worked at a Hospital and helped the elderly with 3/4 guages in my ears and a tattoo on my wrist. My residents loved me and didn't care that I had big holes in my ears and a tattoo. My boss and all my coleges were more than acceptable with the way I look because I'm a good person. Everyone that came to see there loved ones liked me. I had to put in my two weeks to move to phoenix and continue my EDUCATION. There are many people sucessful in buisinesses and high up that are covered in tatoos and have all sorts of percings includeing big guages. Look on Facebook tattoo acceptance in the workplace. There you will see evidence of all the employed and owners of major corporations. Next time do your research before you mouth your concerns. Thanks. And I'd hate to live where you do where everyone DISCRIMINATES over self beautification. Any concerns email me at ***Email REMOVED-BY-ADMIN*** (I also had my own automotive detailing buisiness if you were woundering from my email.) Have a nice day!

 

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post #89 of 90

hummm, i think you maybe like elves,if it is appropriate,it must be very charming! lol Dynam RC Airplane

post #90 of 90

No,thank you I just want my ear pierced normal.

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