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What They Think: How Far Is Too Far With Body Piercings?

January 08, 2021 | by Iyin | 0 Comments

For some, body piercing is an art and for others it is a complete and total no-no. While some people will not even go so far as to make a single piercing on their bodies, others go the extra mile and make as many piercings as they can on their skin. 

While, reportedly, the woman with the most piercings in the world has a total of 6,725 piercings, for some of us, 5 piercings is a stretch. 😂 We asked 5 Nigerians what they think of body piercings and how far too far is for them, here's what they had to share;

1. Too Far is Getting a Series of Piercings that Defeats Feng shui

Do you have any piercings on your body?

No, I currently don't have any piercings other than the traditional earlobe ones, but I intend to get more soon. 

Oh? Nice! Me too. What do you think of body piercings on males and females? Do you like them or not?

I, personally, do not presume to have an opinion on what other people do with their bodies, but I think piercings are like a personal type of art that gives a body more character regardless of gender. So yes, I like them. 

How far do you think is too far with body piercings?

I'll use myself as the answer.

"For me, 'too far' will be getting a series of piercings on any part of my body in a way that defeats Feng shui." - Bamise Oyetayo.

I know the term is mainly used for furniture, but I look at piercings and body modification like that. So, if it's not properly balanced and lacks rhythm, that's too far for me.

Also, clitoral piercings. My only reason is 'why?' I really don't see the point of them.

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2. Too Far is Having More Piercings Than Skin in an Area.

Do you have any piercings on your body?

I have no piercings whatsoever. I don't like the fact that they can close up.

Lol. True, but that's only if you don't use them. Do you like body piercings on males and females or not? 

I'm very neutral about them, but some are interesting to look at. Unless it's a septum piercing, which I really hate, I don't think much of them.

At what point do you think a person has gone too far with body piercings?

"Once an area starts having more piercings than skin, there's a problem." - Adeboboye Adeniji

I mean, why would you want to do that to yourself? 

3. Nipple and Tongue Piercings are Too Far

Do you have any piercings on your body?

No. Apart from my regular earring piercings, I have no extras. 

Cool, that's the same as me. What do you think generally of body piercings on males and females?

Some look nice but some people go too far, some disfigure themselves with it and others just get too many. 

Interesting. So how far is too far and how many piercings are too many in your opinion?

"Nipple and tongue piercings are extra." - Oyindamola Oludiya. 

For number, I don't have any specified number, but for location, I think face piercings are weird. Those round nose piercings that people do, the ones that make them look like bulls, are nice on some people but not so nice on others. 

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4. Too Far is When it's Not Done Moderately and is Done in Too Many Places

Do you have any piercings on your body?

No, I don't. I don't find the idea of piercings necessary for me as a guy. If I want to look good, I can use accessories that don't involve piercings.

Things like bags, caps, nice shoes, watches, wallets, and jackets can really up a guy's look. 

True that. What do you think of body piercings generally for guys and ladies? Do you like them or not?

First off, we are quite used to ladies piercings their ears and nose, those are the two I'm comfortable with. There are a lot of other body parts that people pierce as well but it's weird.

I'm reserved so I feel like it's wise to do everything moderately. Piercings are good for ladies if they are done stylishly. They have to compliment her body and personality. 

For guys, I don't know when it started, where it started or why it started but I don't feel comfortable with that. I don't think it necessary.

Some guys like piercing their bodies and even like earrings and nose rings, but I don't like it. I like to do things because they are proper. 

Okay... So, how far do you feel is too far with body piercings for ladies?

We live in a mixed world, one where everyone likes to do what they want to do and find reasons to justify why they are doing what they want to do. I'm speaking as a person Jesus told to live moderately and that is not just for ladies but for guys as well. Piercings can be done foolishly and can also be done well.

"Too far is when it's not done moderately and is done in too many places." - Collins Ogbonna.

I think one or two piercings is fine. Piercings are one of those things where there is no law. When you do too much, people know that you are doing too much and sometimes it turns people off.

It's just important to be moderate in all you do. There's a fine line between being moderate and being stylish. Piercings are nice and cool but when they are not done in moderation, it becomes a problem and quite irritating too.

5. Too Far is When Your Body Begins to Look like an Earring Rack

Do you have any piercings on your body?

I don't have any piercings on my body apart from the ones on my ears.

What do you think of body piercings on males and females? Do you like them or do you not like them?

I think piercings are really cool and I like them. I like how they look and I feel like they are a form of expression. If a person doesn't go too far with their piercings, what's not to like about them? 

How far is too far in your opinion?  

"When the person's body starts looking like an earring rack, that is too far." - Mosope Olodeoku.

If it's done minimally and stylishly then it's cool.

While everyone has their opinion on how far too far is for them with body piercings, the majority of us think piercings are really cool and not bad at all.

What do you think of body piercings and how far is too far for you? Do let us know in the comment section below. 


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