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Blast

Victoria Wyatt

Making a mark

By AJ
Tattoos and body piercing are not only showing up on celebrities but also on friends, work mates or perhaps even on you!

Brian Schofield

Tattoos and piercing are also known as body modification but are they actually a form of art, too? 

Brian in action - ouch!

Either way - be it by ‘holes’ or by ink, people are queuing up for the procedures according to Blackburn’s Zodiac Body Piercing and Tattoo clinic.

Brian Schofield has been piercing for over twelve years in Zodiac Burnley as well as Blackburn.

Victoria working her art!

He carries out over 60 piercings a day on all parts of the anatomy. He showed off his own ear piercing and let me to watch him performing a tongue piercing.  The procedure looked quick and painless but I'm still not convinced!

The finished article!

Victoria Wyatt is certainly one tattooist who is serious about her art. Her love for ink originated from art - having studied it at college.  With an inward desire to express her art to its fullest she became a tattooist to unleash her creativity and distinctiveness.

Why do people do it?

It was nerve-wracking just to watch a man receiving a small tattoo on his wrist and a lady have her tongue pierced, so I couldn’t help but wonder!  Yet the reasons for undergoing such pain are endless.  Some do it for self expression, some for shock value and some, just because they can.  Yet many do it for reasons of sentimentality and feel it is an outward expression of art in its fullest form.

last updated: 27/09/06
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Amy
I have a few piercings myself and i really enjoy it, it only hurts for while... I got my belly button pierced a week ago too didnt hurt at all not even sore one bit that was my 2nd time getting it done... I got my tounge pierced 3 days ago and it didnt hurt but now its really swollen but well worth it...i guess i am addicted to piercings... tatoos are not bad at all either even though they take a while...

annabel
i got one tattoo and just got my tongue pierced 4 days ago and i played with it all the time didnt care if it hurt, i love it.

Holly Martin
i think tattoo's that are meaningful are good :) and i like peircings to!

Wolf Girl
I am 13 and I love getting piercings and i cant wait to get a tattoo. My mom is going to let me get my first tattoo when i am 16 and she lets me get any piercings i want pretty much. Does it hurt to get snake bites?

BOZO
I THINK TATTOOS AND PIERCINGS R JUS ANOTHER WAY OF EXPRESSING YOUR SLEF AND BEING A UNIQUE PERSON

britt
what hurts most tounge or belly button?

BABY DOLL
I had my first tattoo when I was 15, My Belly button pierced when I was 12, Ive had about 15 piercings another to come next month, I now do gun piercings myself, on friends and family. Ive got 6 tattoos at 18 and planned a whole lot more, I design them for people and my boyfriends tattooed me 4 times and I tattooed him :) Its all good.

mia
im 15 and i have 9 piercings and getting my tattoo done in april...piercings are soo addicting...cant wait to get my tounge...

Josh
I'm 16 And Have 2 Tattoo's And 3 Piercings...The Tattoo's Are Beginning To Increase As I Wish To Get More...My Tongue Piercing Is Nice Yet Sore When First Done...:D

Viper
i have 3 peircings and 4 tattoos once u start u cant stop their addicting

Mel H x
im 14 n am dying to have my tongue pierced. I think these laws about age limits r nonsense, if sum1 really wants a piercing a age limits not gonna stop them. They more likely to do it themselves or go to dodgy places to have it done. The government need to get a life n sto putting limits on evry stupid little thing.

Paige
i am 16, i have 2 tattoos and 7 peircings, and want more, i agree both peircings and tattoos are adictive and i also need to slow down.

lauren
i think it's really really funny that every one posting on here is like 12. i'm 20. have my belly button, gauged ears for a 2, septum, and 4 tattoos. love them. i would be disgusted to see a 16 year old with more piercings and tattoos than myself. at my age i think i need to slow down. i agree, definitely a rush, and very addictive and remember kids, tattoo removal hurts more than getting it done.do yourself a favour... look at someone that's in their mid 50s with a tattoo done in their 20s.. chances are you can't even tell what it is any more. i love tattoos, but chose wisely.

lexis
hey im lexis im 14 and i have 7 piercings and im geting 8 more plus boobs and i think its sexii to get piercings and i have one big a** snow leopard that covers ma whole back so i think tattoos and piercing are bangin :)

wanda
i am 17 and have 11 piercings but on my 18th birthday im going to get a tattoo :)

dude
I hope your tatooist is better at spelling than u.

flor
tattos are a beautiful way or art im gona get my gurls name on my rib cage

RIKKI
I LOVE PIERCINGS AND TATTOOS=]THEY ARE AMAZING.IM 16 AND I HAVE 12 PIERCINGS INCLUDING MY TONGUE MY BELLY MY NOSE MY LIP AND 4 ON BOTH OF MY EARS=]I THINK IT HELPS EXPRESS WHO U ARE AND UR PERSONALITY.I ALSO HAVE 1 TAT AND PLANNING ON GETTIN MORE OF BOTH=]

meghan
i think they're a sign that you aren't trying to be the same as anyone else, it's a sign of difference. they make you who youa re.it's an artform.i've had my ears and nose done four years now.i'm 15.i love piercings, and tattoos.i've got my ears done 5 times each, and my nose once.but i wanna get doubles on my nose. (:

Cara
When i was 14 i got my first tattoo. I am 18 and have 4 tattoos, my tongue pierced, my labret, my nose pierced twice and my belly button. I love it! :)

Louise
I love both! got my ears done twice had them since i was really young and got my belly done when i was 11 and my 1st tattoo at 17. Love them all and want more. They make a person who they are not the same as everyone else =)

Shawn
I'm a guy and I far from gay i'm going t get my tongue done for Xmas I think it's a symobl of freedom to do what u want with out someone sayingO he's gay

hayley
i think tattoos r mint i have 2 i got my first when i was 14 thn when i was 15 i have my ears, lip, top ear, belly button nd second holes dun i dnt regret anythink at all i love thm!!!

Anna Ox
I fink That Tattoos nd Piercins Aree Mintt,Im Only 13 Nd Got My Belly Button Dun Twice,Ears Dun Twice,Nose nd Eyebrow Nd Wen Im 16 Im Avin A Flower Design Tattoo At Tha Bottom Of My Bak,,CANTT WAITTT!!!!!!!Gonna Be Minttageee xx

Libsterz
I think getting a tattoo is a way of expressing yourself or making a statement. My friend and I have matching tattoos to represent our friendship,this may sound corny but it's not. :)I have my ears pierced on the lobe and I have an industrial on my right ear. I want my lip done but I have to get my braces of first. >.< I want more tattoos and peircings,they are amazing!

brandon
just got my toung pierced yesterday and i love it except part of my toung turned purble in the last few hours i hope its just part of the healing proccess

nicole
i have a few piercings and planning to get more. i think they are cool to have. i want tattoos too :]

shannon
i think that tattoos and piercings are ok if you dont go over the top with them i am 15 and i am having my lip dne and i want a tattoo but only one that i can cover up, not so that he whole world can see

Anthony
I have 18 piercings and 1 tattoo. I did 14 of the piercings myself. people are amazed with some of the things i have and i get a lot of positive attention from it.these are the things i have:2 4 gauge lobes6 14 gauge lobes2 14 gauge cartilage1 16 gauge rook1 16 tongue webbing with horseshoe1 14 gauge 2" nape1 14 gauge 5/8" wrist6 16 gauge ankle piercings (havent seen anyone else with these before)

brittney
i have a question what could happen if you hit a vein

kristyn smith
i have 13 piercings but no tattoos. piercings don't hurt once you get use to it. but i do like body art.

hayley
im getting my tongue and i dnt knw if it is going 2 hurt i have my belly dne and that never hurt

brylee
ITS SIIIK

Kay
I have 2 tattoo's, nose pierced, (ears pierced), and my tongue pierced......not even 19 yet (started the day affter i turned 18)i love the adrenaline rush, its amazing

mel
ive had my tattoos done at zodiac and well happy with them, thanks vic sad to see u go:(

leanne and eboni...x
i got mne done :P

chloe x.
i think it amazing lol i want mine done

Lauren
Im a 20 year old female with 21 tattoos, and 2 mouth piercings (tongue and smiley) , lobes pierced and stretched, snug pierced and conch pierced.All of my piercing and 12 of my tattoos are on public view, and depite my appearance I have ahigh earning, responsible job. Even though I don't regret any of my bodily modifications (and indeed I have 3 more facial piercings planned within the next two weeks) I urge teenagers and anyone else for that matter to think carefully about the positioning on the body. EG - You will NOT get a job a teacher with tattoos on your face/neck or hands.Peace xxx

sydney
i like piercings..spacially toungue piercings..but when somebody make an tattoo or pericins, it should make sense..so i like it

catia
I'm eighteen and I have seven peircing my nose,belly, four in my ears,my tongue, and my boyfriend has three tattoos I find it very attractive and cute

Passerby.
I love tattoos and piercings . :D they are really cool .

sammie
i tink thy aree mintt

ramone
they are great

melanie
I love tatoos and piercings I'm getting my tongue pierced real soon!

josh
what ever people tell u DNT beleive it, gettin your tounge done dsnt hurt I have had it done twice now and the only time it really hurt was when eating and food would get caught between the bars. I am now gettin my labret pierced and gettin snake fangs in two weeks as for the tattoo that in 3 months cnt freakin wait!!!!

lisa
i love them both. i have 6 tatoos and i just got the industrial..im so not done...

evevmarshall
yes i have my tongue done.. it didn't hurt but afterwards it did..i ate jello and potatoes and stuff although i found it really hard to chew foods properly.. my grand uncle's a piercer so he did me.. thanks john .. good luck to those who get there tongue's done it don't hurt not at all not that much. you want it go for it good luck

stranger
hey, i love tattoo's and piercings, i have ma tongue pierced i didnt hurt on bit nd i were only 16. i love it, at first ma mum nd dad sed i cudnt have it dne but then they changed there mnd which were great lol.

cat
i love piercings there a great way to show you can be who you want to be! same with tattoos i feel i can really express myself through them and also i know its strange but i enjoy the pain of it all!

katie
the piercing looks pain full but realy steady xxxx

Asia
I <3 piercings! I have 10 all together that include my ears, belly button, nose and in August, tongue

chloe
They rock!! I love them dude!! i want to be a tattoo an body piercing artist!!

melissa rooleuar
Anyone that get's there tounge pierced is cool. me and my friend went both and got our tounges pierced. It didn't hurt at all. although now if we was too take it out there would be a hole under my tounge and in the middle of my tounge where it got done. But we recommend anyone that gets there tounges pierced just relax stay calm and close your eyes it will be over in 3 seconds .. just bare it..and smile when it's done anyone piercing you get done is what you wanted so nothing to worry about it anything goes wrong thats when you see your piercer.. then if they don't know your dentist or someone will ... so get along fine and tounge piercings just can't eat after a week solids icecream and jello ok.. good luck .. too all who will get there tounge done

michaela matthews
i think tattoo art &* piercing are amazing. i love them i have got my belly done but soon too be gettin my tongue done.

VJ
I've got over 30 tattoos and don't find them inhibiting. They're simply an art form. Not that keen on piercing though. Both my ears are pierced and that's OK. Had my tongue pierced but adverse problems developed. Wouldn't do it again.

R
i have my belly and ears 3x im getting my tongue in a month cant wait!!

Chellsey
I love tattoos and piercing i have my tongue my nose and my ears 4 times i lvoe them and want to do that a carrer one day

Cherry's
i think tattoo art and piercings are awesome cause its who we are. Maybe this is a way of people showing who they are and im shure every tattoo and piercing is a sign of something.

Sally.
I have pretty much everything you can get pierced done or have had it done. I also have 32 tattoos. And im only 16. =]

aimee
tattos n piercing 2 ace man i have ma ears both done 10 times on each ma belly dun 4 times n ma tongue 3 times ma nose n plenty more i also lve ma tattos man ive got 31 altogether but the best iz ma arm iz tattod from top 2 bottom itz a beast mann tongues dont hurt if ur askin i mean really itz nout

sam
tattoos look really rough on girls but alrite on men

kierra
i love both tattoo art and piercings infact i want to get my toung and belly pierced and i want my boy friends name on mylower back

kerry pearce
i love piercings.they rock.ive got 5 on my left ear and three of them are stretched and 5 on my right ear and they just normal.and ive got my nose and tongue and im getting my lip done on wednesday.and im a guy.wahoo.i want a total of 35 piercings

Marr :)
I love tattoos && piercings. I might be getting my tongue within the next two weeks. I have two tattoos. And my bottom lip on the left side. and my nose on the right. I've pierced my antenna eyebrow. And my monroe. I have for on one ear and 3 on the other. I'm only 17 btw.

crystal standridge
I think its a great art and it'll always be around! like me i love piercings i have my nose, tounge and the moroe .

Dark Angle
I have my nose pierced, and i think its amazing! I love piercings and tattoos! i plan to get my tongue pierced, and the rest of my ear.

Elvira
i have my toungue done and it really does not hurt at all the 1st day i got it i couldnt eat at all but now i have 3 days with it and i eat normal it really does ot hurt at all.. i want to get da snake bite done (tip of ur tounge)i also want to get my finger pierced.. 1 thing i so far dont want to do is tatoos just 4 the fact that u sumtimes cannot get a job. or u cannot donate blood... but oder then da pierings are KoOl...

Em
i hav above my lip, belly, tounge and 3 going up my ear .. i think peircings are nice to a certain extent .. sum people can go too far n make themself look stupid.

eMMa*
i LoVe PiErciNgz && tAtTz.... i aKtUaLLy do piercings as my kurrent joB*

Tayla
im 15, i have my ears pierced 4 on one ear 3 on the other and the ear that has 3 peircings has the top of my ear pierce and my tragus on the same ear,i have just got my tong7e done, wasnt painful, just felt bruised afterwards also nose and belly button. i have a tattoo on my side saying kiss and one at the top of my leg

pippa
i have 8 on my ears and i had my belly done 2 times!!but my parents made me take it out hmm :/ but i think im convincing my dad 2 let me do ti again hehe. im 13 and i think its rly stupid we have 2 be older!! hmmm hehe xxxx and oo i so want 2 do my tongue but my parents say it looks cheap!! i just love piercings i would do so much more if i could!!

ELiZabeth
i have my tounge, ears, nose & belly bitton pierced...&& i love each one...each one has a meaning behind that day or time period.... hopefully i'l b getting 2 surface piercings on my stomach & my traigus b4 spring break....my tattoo will come in 3 months....im soo exited.....the tunge hurt afterwards cuz it was swollen....none of the actual piercin hurt

Jordan
Heyy I'm 15 and I LOVE tattoos and piercings, it makes a person truly stand out. Every one of my friends either has a piercing or a tattoo.I've had the top of my belly done, my nose, ears, and snakebites.I also hope to get my tounge done next week, and a tattoo in a few months for my 16th.Piercings haven't ever hurt me, i suppose i get that from my Mum, she's had her nose, eyebrow and scaffolding done. She's also got 11 soon to be 12 tattoos and i think she looks great.

harry
heya i had my tongue pierced yeasterday and nah it anit as bad as u think it guna b......but to b honest i found that a few hours after were the worst bit....so yea i wld say go for itxx

Lucy xx
hey, im 15 ive gt a tattoo of a butterfly, it woz the best fing i ever did. Ive ad my ears pierced 9 yes 9 times(lol). At 12 i had my nose pierced which woz pretty cool. i really want my tongue pierced bt my mum n dad wnt let me*humph*.Does it hurt??? TRUTHFULLY???

E3sh
I LUV PIERCINS' && TATTOOS... I HAD TO WAIT TILL I WAS 14 TO GET MY BELLY PIERCED && GOT MA TOUNGE PIERCED WIT OUT MA MOMS KNOWIN LOL (WAT A REBEL) ANYWAYS IF YOUR WONDERING IF IT HURT OR NOT... THE TOUNGE RING DID NOT HURT WEN I 1ST GOT IT PIERCED BUT AFTERWARDS ITS HARD TO EAT.. IT TAKES A WEEK FOR IT TO BE LIKE COMPLETELY HEALED.. MY BELY BUTTON DIDNT HURT IT JUSS TAKES A LONG TIME FOR THE SWELLING TO GO DOWN I CHANGED MINE IN LESS DEN A MONTH (ONCE AGAIN WAT A REBEL) I RECOMEND DAT PEOPLE DO THERE RESEARCH BEFORE THEY PIERCE THEMSELVES.. ANYWAYS IM THINKIN OF GETTIN MY MANS NAMED TATTOOED ON ME =]

Dolly
Im Addicted To Piercings!!!Im 15 And I Already Hve 10 Piercings [lip x3, ear tunnel, helix x2, lobes x2, smiley and septum] And A Wrist Tattoo. Plan To Get Atleats 3 More Before I Start College.Im Also Training To Be A Tattoo Artist.I Think They Should Lower The Age Of Getting Tattoos.

emma
i lv piercings getting my tongue done tomorrow and i want a tattoo

terri misselbrook
i think that the age limit is ok but for tattoos it should be lowered to 16. im in foster care so i not allowed any tattoos i have 6 piercings and im glad i have had them as it makes me feel unigue and happy not matter of the stereotypes x peace out xxx

Leigh
So I'm guilty of having 11 piercings and 8 tattoos. I love them, I believe they are a way of expressing yourself and making yourself unique. I look at my body as a canvas to express myself in whatever way it shall be.

Matthew Welch
for my universtity course i am currantly doing i am basing a unit on body modification because it is what i am really into. i have modificatoins of my own and dnt regret any of them. i am finding it interesting reading over every1s views on the subject and is a good bit of research for my work. love it!

nicole
I think they are great! I love the fact that people are not intergrated over peircings. I think the verity of peircings and tattoos make everyone unique with with the ones they have. I have my nose, lobes(3)times, both cartliages. I also have Spongebob Squarepants tattoed on my hip I am only 15 and i think that they sould reduce the age limit on getting peircings and tattoos!!!!!!! Peace....And....Love!!!!

Amanda
Tongue Piercings are one of the most painful piercings you can get.Trust me, I just got mine done Saturday(2/2/08) and it still hurts pretty badly today(2/5/08). It's hard to eat anything that isn't practically liquid so I'm STARVING right now but am too afraid to eat because it hurts! Plus I'm scared to death that it'll get infected....Just think long and hard about it before you get too excited....

carrie
I think that piercing and tatoos are great! i want to get my tongue pierced im 16 with parently consent (well someone over 18) and im scared! but im going to get it done lol just a case of when? and where i think i might get it done in camden?

Jensyn
i cant wait till im 15 so i can get my tounge pierced!!! 1 more year!

casey
i got a tatoo on my ankle of dolphins. i want my tounge pierced but my mom wont let me.

zoe
i love tattoos and piercing think there kl but make sure when u choose a tatoo its there for life were as a piercing u can take out xxxxxxxxxxx

rebecca
i love tattoos i have 5 pearcings al togather my nose, lip ,belly,and 2x earsi am hoping to have a tattoo on my back at the botem near my spine im not worried or nuthing im just looking forword to it non of the pearcings i have had dun didnt hurt just to let yas no if u are scared becky x x x

ABBIE
I THINK PIERCINGS ARE REALLY COOL BUT I DONT LIKE TATOOS THEY MAKE ME CRINGE

ricky
i love piercings, i have 5 piercings, my lip, my eye brow, both ears and my tongue piercing.

Keshia Lee
I LOVE TATTOOS AND PIERCINGS!! I have 5 tattoos and 11 piercings all over and many more to come!! :)

T!gg3er
I love body Piercings alot i thnik they are So awsome!! And i also got a question does it hurt when u get ur tounge pierced??? L8ta T!gg3r o and how old do u gata be to get it done???

fi
piercingz r wicked d makes u ur own person, i got 25 piercingz altogether includin my tounge 9 on one ear 10 on other, belly dun twice, nose and snakebitz. none of my piercingz hurt and i dun most most of my piercingz my self. so yerr there kl :)

Kim
I think itīs good,because itīs a way where the teenagers and all the people live.Itīs a part of theyīre life.With piercings and tatoos you can see whatīs de persons style and that is what i like.and itīs realy cool. I LOVE PIERCING AND TATOOS <3bye

bertha
guys i think if you guy9s wanted go for it i have 6 piercings and i love them i berly got my tounge 2 days ago and i love it it dont hurt at all i promise.

Trippy
Tattoo's and Piercing's are deffintaly an art. |I have had various piercings. And the one that hurt the most i have to say is my hidden industrial... It also took about a year to heal! But no pain is no gain. Some piercings though like the toungue i found didn't hurt at all. but then it does depend on the person. Tattoo's on the other hand are very different to piercings. i found that it was quite an annoying pain which didn't hurt that much on the base of my spine but hurt like hell on the top of my foot. But don't let the pain make you not want to get anything done. i say if you want it go for it... Piercings are only about 3 seconds of pain when you get them done... Then after that is a bit like a throbbing sensation but you feel good about it. There wwill always be a smile on your face after a piercing or tattoo. I'm soon to be hopefuly training to become a piercer and maybe even a tattooist. there is alot into bveing a piercer though than meets the eye.

Jade Carter
Piercings are minted29 and still going !

BRANDI
I THINK THAT PIERCINGS R COOL BUT THEY ARE VERY RISKY OF INFECTIONS AND TATOOS ARENT RELE THAT BAD EITHER.

TIM
getting my tongue done 2mo n i dont care about the pain thts part of having it done n i dont carw what my mum says

marcie
when i got my tongue pierced i felt pain but i got over it

Brogan Marshall
I Havent Had Anything Done Yet Because Im Only 13 ): But I Will Be Getting My Toung Done Next Year ! :)I Cant Wait I Think It Looks Really Good. I WANT It Done But I Dont No If Itll Hurt When I DO Have It Done. Will Anyone Tell Me Thats Had It Done Please ! Thanks =)L o v e B r o g a n =)..Xx

kelsey
i think the age for piercing should be lowered atleats 2 years and i think all sirgical equiptment should be in a packet already sterilized

Erin
i have my belly button pierced and my ears pierced 7 times including my cartliage if anyone has this andd the webbing pierced...i have a question for you...getting your webbing pierced which hurts more? belly or webbing?

caroan
i think tattoos and body piercings are mint but i think that the age should be lowerd i am 13 have 6 piercings and 2 tattos

Renea
I want my tounge done but then i sont kuz some ppl say that it really hurtz bad!! but i have thought bout it>>

chantelle
i love tattoo and piercing

katie
i am gonna get my tounge done but i am worried if it rly hurts

debbie
i love piercings, i get a rush when i get a new one, the anticipation and then the excitement and adrenilen pumping round my body just gives me a high...my mum hates it but i know there are loads of worse things i could be doing...ive got 9 piercings at the mo 7 in my ear, 1 in my tounge and 1 in my belly...not tats yet but im saving up for a really big one!..cant wait!

kirstie
i now have my tounge done and it is so graet and i crnt berlive i got it dun

Alexis Ryan
I love it, I want my toung pierced but my mom won't let me get it, but I don't care I'm almost 18 anyways!!! I can't wait!

kassie
i love to have tatts and piercings i have my belly but i aint got no tatts yet but they comin

anastatia johnson
hi my name is anastatia and im 17 i have 7 tattoo's and i have my belly botton done x2 my lip, my eye brow my nipples my tounge and other places i think they are amazing and people say it wrong to have them done but it up to the person and i plan to have alot more done soon xxxx

rae
i really like tattoos and piercing i think there really hot and cool i have my nose done it hurt but it looks hot!

jason
i want my touge done but i don't no if to , everyone says it is really painful am 13!

Sonia
I think tattoos reresent a certain time in your life that you believe deserved a form of remembrance; you should never try to erase a memory because it made you who you are today.

Erika
I think piercings are cool but sometimes dangerous. I have one piercing in my belly but sometimes i thought it was getting infected because it hurted and sometimes something like yellow liquid came out of it but finally i got something so i can get it cure and finally i did so be careful of what you pierce on your body

Arielle
I had a large amount of piercings on my body, i think its a way to express yourself...

alex bittner
its a beautiful and wonderous form of art

Katie and Spencer
We think that tattoos and piercings are sexy! anyone who gets one is DEF. a COOL person in our book!!!! :) I love it when my man has some new form of body art waiting for me to discover. It's like a burried treasure of love and suspense.

Katie Belle
i think getting piercing are just a sign of art along with tattoos, except getting a tattoo is a very big dedication towards your whole life cuz you'll have it forever. piercings and tattoos are like an addiction, although you have to be careful on what you do with your body and be exactly sure of what you want before you get it

aisha
Well, i think it's all sexy buh it depends on the part you're getting on.. some parts might be risky. so we should always seek for advice from someone first

becca ryan
i think tattoos are nice i think you can get what ever yuo want it is your body xx

Tiffany
I think tattoos and piercings are awesome!!! I got my first tattoo on my 18 birthday in September and I absolutley love it!!! I think tattoos are art work and look amazing!!! I also have 8 ear piercings and plan on piercing my nose in the future.

Kate
I am bsessed with piercings lolhave 11 and getting two more soon, once you start thats it. dont really want a tatto coz ud be stuck with it

bianca
i think that, that bar code is crazy bc my sisters n i were going to get that with close 1's bdays..OMG!!wat a quinky dink!?

Leilani Delgado
I think piercings and tattoos are rad I have a tounge piercing and I love it I was think on getting a tattoo. I think body art work is beautiful, as well as piercings

Deana Hurley
I love tattoos so much. you get 1 and your addicted. i have 2 tattoos now within the space of 2 mths. one is on my left arm (unicorn and my nickname) and d other is a dolphin with d chinese symbol for dragon. there brill and im getn a third one this week once i get my wages. im getn my name in chinese. i am also getn a bird on my back, d barcode for bulmers and a chinese symbol of aquarius on my wrist soon enough. i seriously cant wait. and there nt as sore as they look. i was terrified for my first but it was actualy nt dat bad. TATTOOS ROCK!

Kai-Sharron Maddox
i like tattoes and piercings but i dont have any i could have so many times but i was scatred i would like to see it for myself before i get it done

stacy williams
does it really hurt to your tongue done as im thinking about having mine done in a month. i just wanted to know if it really does hurt.

molly
its wkd!

laura rose
i always used to be very adamant that i would never have a tattoo ever! i had my first one in malta and i loved it, i had my second one done back at home and my 3rd one this year in a local, pretty new salon, i love all of my tattoos and have a story and a connection with all of them. piercings are different, i've loved them since i had my ears pierced at the age of 10, since then i've had 15 various piercings. i just love it!

Laura-mae wood
I have had over 13 piercings and im only 15. i think piercings are good and it gets your adrenaline runnig, i love that feeling just before you get pierced.at the moment i have my ears x4 (with one strecth)top ear x1, tongue, lip, madonna, smiley, nose, wrist x2, belly and webbing.i have a different opinion on tattoos, i think they look really good but i think you need time to think properley about what you want scared on your body forever! most people picck the first thing they see just to show there tattoo off and then regret it laterr! xx

hollie & sherelle
we think its really cool

choice
i got my tongue peirced and i love it i plan to get my tatoo and my belly done before next summer

katie
i love piercings!and i am looking forward to my first tattoo..i am 15... i have 8 piercings on my earsi pierced my belly button on my own... but my mom made me take it out!i am looking forward to getting my toungue pierced and in my future life i feel like i will continue no getting more piercings! and more tatoos

Kelly
i want my tongue done... i'm not good with pain and i'm worried that it will get infected =[ and i risk losing my job over it too... i've always wanted it done but had to wait until i left school, and now i've gone into full time employment and my boss said i can't... so now i've decided to look for a new job... just so that i can become my true self =[

sarah
i got my tounge and nose and top of my ear pierced...i love the rush after you get it done, yeah they hurt but it's definately worth it!

Deanna
i think tattoos and piercings are soo awesome! im 16 and i already know what i want done. i want to have my eyebrow, tongue, helix, belly button, and a second whole in my ear. and eventually a tattoo of a cross. but i think over all everybody should get pierced and tattooed whatever they would like because its their body and people shouldnt jugde you...no matter what! so yea...thats what i think...and im really curious..does getting your tongue done hurt???

caitlin xxxxxxxx
i got my nose done when i was 12 i got it done befor my 13 birth day and if fell out after 5 months whill i was sleepind

Lyndsay
I have 4 tattoos - across my back, back of neck, right side of stomach and back on hip. I also have piercings - tragus, belly button, lip nose ears are stretched and top of ear. I dont think its shock value i think its more to do with individuality - all my tattoos are hidden so they are only for me, i think they are a wonderful feeling its like you can get things out and express yourself without being too intimate x

Sarah
Had my belly pierced twice it ripped thru the skin both times but loved it while it was in.

alyssa
its amazing

lisa
i think piercings n tattoos r cool. iv got my ears, belly nose and tongue dun n im getin a tattoo nxt yr

abalabadingdong
uh, well, uhm, i think that piercing and inks are quite exquisite and i would like to get one done in the near future. thank you for cooperating.

Arniesha
I THINK TONGUE RING ARE COOL

xooe
i think peircings r wicked i m havin mii toungue dun soon :)

Tasha
I think tattoos and piercings are great.

Samantha
I think piercings and tattoos are a cool way to express yourself and they just look good too. i have several piercings and i plan on getting more and probably a tattoo.

kirstie
im 14 shall i have ma tounge done

taylor
body vandalism? thats crazy. if sombody wants somthing pierced than its not body vandalism. it is expressing your self in your own way.yano. being original. im 14 and have my belly button pierced and im gettin a barbell in my ear and my tunge done to.. soon.

kirstie
well im getting ma tounge done but im reli scared i dont want the pain and i like piercings 1 have ma belly done ears no tattoos

Beth
i would LOVE to have my tongue pierced but im really scared it will hurt, i have my ears pierced twice, top ear once and my belly button. is it worth it??

natascha
To me piercing and tattoos are everywhere now I have my ears pierced several times, my nose, my lip, tongue, navel, nipples all together 12 piercings and two tattoos so I'm for it but I think later in life I will mature more and let my holes close and reget my tattoos

cub
i think it is cool i have my belly done but iam not scared to get the tongue piercing bc i dont believe it will hurt. i guess i will see when i get it.

amanda
i think tattoos and piercings are great i have my nose and belly pierced and i will regret it. i am awaiting my first tattoo

Mariely
Well i love piercings and stuff and i want one in my tongue but i'm afraid of it. I got my bellybuttin pierced, my lip and i have the industrial one too but i dont know why i'm afraid of this one.

jones
i love piercings and tattos i have my belly done 2 my ears 5 times on each side my nose and a tatto on my hip/lower belly. i am due to go and get a foot tattoo wednesday and a tounge piercing. so as you can tell i love it!

casey
Tattos and percing let you express yourself.But if your just expressing yourself than why do people somtimes look at you funny?

jackie puglia
i love piercings when i was 12 ig ot my belly button pierced a year after i pierced my own nose and still have it lokks great and i have pierced my septum twice and labret twice but didnt keep it in for more than a day cause i couldnt get the ring in. i just got my stomache pierced by my hip 2 days away its really bruised from the clamp the guy never pieced there before but w/e i like it and thats all that matters..and im 15 now and still want moree lol and tatoos. anywyas th epoint its cute and sexy on some people. some peopole over due it. why? to hide themselves. to be oringinal. or because they like it. who cares if u dont like it then dont get it its not ur body who cares. but i think its hot and it give u something to look forward too or like to play with or look at or show off. and i think there hot so yeahh

mekayla
i like it looks cool

amanda townsend
hi, i have just read you article on body piercing, i have had my ears done once, my nose done my top lip done and last year my tounge done, i am just looking into having my top lip done hopefully next week, i only wear my top lip with a small diamond and not my nose at the same time so it looks tastefull.

angel
i think it is great i have 3 ma self and planing to get ma tongue soon

Sharni
i love them, i think they look soo hot, love labret and side lip piercings on guys...

Jessicaa
im getting my tongue pierced soon.. does it reallly hurt? and it is dangerous ?

Kat
I love them :D i have 5 piercing and 1 tattoo but getting another very soon

Louise
Tattoos are other peoples decisions so we shouldn't judge. It's what they like and how they want to express themselves personally, be it their interests, hobbies or whatever.

jessica
tattoos are awsome.! expecially when they mean something! it is a way of showing who u are and what u have been through. i have eight piercings and two tatts and i love em

ariana
umm i really want to get my tounge perirce but im scared..does it really hurt?

Cheryl
I Have A wide variety of body piercings, around 20 in total, 3 surface,3 oral, ears and the rest... and iwish people wouldnt keep saying how ugly they make people look.Not being big headed but im still a pretty girl, with a gorgeous boyfriend which proves it cant be that bad.i wish the younger generation would think carefully before getting pierced, as scars DO occur as i have a few myself, and these 12 year old children who say its unfair that there paents wont let them get there bellys pierced or whatever is ridiculous. I wouldnt let my daughter get piercings, becuase i am very aware of risks involved, and so are parents more so than there offspring.piercings can go wrong, far to many end up with deformities because they go to un-reputable studios, so kids, before embarking on your rebellious, ''lets annoy my parents'' stage, think about what your doing...besides you have many years when you grow up in which you can get pierced.

chloe long and adelaide whittaker
we are getting our tounge irced tonight and we are quite scared about this;.... how can we calm our nerves??!!

kaleeya
me im obsesed with body piercings i have 9 all together in my ears and plan on having my tougue and maby belly button

korrie
hey this for the person below...alot can go wrong with tongue piercings (im not trying to put you off though) if you dont have an experienced piercist then the needle they use, may catch an artery that you have in your tongue also you should check to see if the blood vessels in your tongue are crossed as the piercing would have to be put in at an angle and you may not want that. the mouth is filled with bacteria so it can get infected quite easily but on the other hand it heals in about 2 weeks so if you look after it well during that time and after it should be fine. finally chose your piercist carefully make sure they wear gloves and wash their hands and also wear a white apron. the studio should be very clean. i am not sure if they are allowed to give you anaesectic but i am almost definatly sure they should give you antispectic. well thats all i think i went on for quite a long time. anyways.have fun, stay safe. love Korrie xx

Marylou
yah i really really want my tongue pierced!!!! i wanna know how dangerous it is?? whats the worst that can happen and how mant changes i would have to have it!?

Quasia
i think it is great, scary but great ya'll have my vote and my service because im geting my tongue done VERY SOON!!

brenda ritchie
i.m from the far n.e of scotland and as a highly tattooed and pierced lady i would just like to say i never regret any of my tattoos and piercings.AWESOME!!!!

OLIVIA HOLCOMB
I THINK THERE ASWESOME BUT I REALLY WANT MY TONUGE PEIRCED, AND I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD GET PARILYZED OF DIE FROM IT, AND ALSO IF IT HURTS.

ashley crawford
i think that tattos and body piercings r really cool i actually already have my belly button pierced wich i loved and am thinking about getting my tounge and eyebrow done too

Victoria
I love piercing and ink..i think its a wonderful way of expression and if you want it go for it..

Marco
People should know what they are getting themselfs into, but generaly I think it's ok.

Rachel
When i'm 18, i'm gonna have a tiny tatto on my shoulder.I think they're ok, as long as they're not too big. Small ones look really nice, but large ones - yuck!!!

Kristie
I think only you can decide what you want done to your body, whether its a piercing or a tatoo.No one should prevent you from expressing yourself!

caroline
my mum won't let me have my belly pierced and i think she is being unfair. its my body you should be able to do what you like on your own body!!

Caity Groth
i think they are both cool but to much on the face is NASTY!! but other than that it is hot

Priscilla
Hello i got my Tongue Pierced and i didn't feel it and my tongue is Fine and i love it...but they say i have to watch out cuz i have braces

Gina
I think tattoos are a great way to express yourself in whatever you are going through or just wana express who you are. I can't wait to get mine!

zoe
i think that people should get whatever they want pierced

Giovanni
i got told by people that victoria is good at tattoos so i decided that i am coming down to get one done on march the 12th or when i get some money.

George Wilson
I think it is a form of body vandalism.

ceri-lee
I have a tattoo that I designed myself. I have another one in the making but can't afford it right now. I just like art in general -and what bettr way of showing off art than on yourself?! As for piercings - I have many, although a lot have healed over as I forget to put studs in!

matt
I got my tattoo done by victoria and im well happy with it, will be goin back 2 her for another

sarah
victoria designed and did my tattoo. it turned out really beautifull. thanks vic!

Anita Coleman
Victoria done my tattoo and its very good, well done victoria! xx

nicole
body piercing is great if done in the correct places in weird areas i think it lk tacky !

harley Coleman
Hey victoria , (btw victoria is my auntie) well done!! ur really gd at it!!

Ashley Coleman
Ha Ha victoria!!!

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