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Anonymous:no, not that kind of virgin!! I've got zero tattoos and zero piercings on my body. The reason I think is that while I find them attractive I feel that it is a massive commitment, almost like a conscious decision to adopt a personality aspect. That's why I have never had any works done.
Do you find body modification is such a large commitment? I want to see how lightly others take it.
I totally agree with you, it definitely is a commitment. Piercings will leave holes forever and tattoos, although they can be removed, will leave scars no matter how big the tattoo is. That's why I ask people who tell me they want a tattoo if they've thought about it LONG enough and can see themselves with it in 10, 20 years.
I regret my belly button piercing because now there is a hole there, my tongue piercing hole is not visible obviously But so far I haven't regretted my tattoos but not sure what I'll think about them in another 10 years.
So I hope people really understand that it IS a commitment!
Anonymous:Yes actually a tongue piercing was one of the few piercings I was actually going to go through with, largley because I know a lot of people who had at one point had one and then when they decided they had had enough simply took it out and it fixed itself. Tongue piercings seem to be incredibly common nowadays. Although to be honest I just wanted one because I got jealous of them being able to play with it all day!
Tom:I remember once saying this to my friend Alex. After seeing his new Koi and Japanese sleave, I asked whether he regretted it, and said that I changed my mind too much to be able to ever get a tattoo of any sort - that it was too permanent - I've had a lower lip piercing, but like you said, piercings can be taken out. My friend said that it was about letting go of trying to hold on to things, and letting go of the fear of commitment. He wasn't playing abut when he said this - he's always been one to mess about and say stuff he doesn't mean - but the rest of his life tells me this isn't the case now - he loves the work he does, is happily married and just had his second child, and when he said it was about letting go of his fear of commitment, i could see that he really did mean it. I was very impressed with his answer - he'd thought about it too, and come to his own conclusions. That's all you can ask really, and the best i think anyone can offer.
I see it as, at the time if I had thought about it clearly and wanted it then that it is a great memory.
Just like the first time someone has sex, if you have had a clear head thinking about it, I don't think it could be regretted.
People are waiting to help.
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