Play a Game of "Would You Rather" and We'll Guess How Many Piercings You Have!

BEAUTY&FASHION

Zoe Samuel

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Getting a piercing is a very personal choice for most people. In some cultures, it's a choice that folks don't get to make for themselves, as their parents pierce their ears before they are old enough to say anything. Other cultures regard this as a bad idea, and indeed try to forbid younger people from piercing anything until they are a little older. There are also a couple of cultures who prohibit piercings altogether, and you can even be refused burial in one of their cemeteries simply for having a single one! Most cultures, however, reserve the decision entirely for the owners of the ears in question (or indeed, the nose, eyebrow, tongue, and so on). That doesn't mean you won't be judged if you get a whole bunch of them, but it does mean you get to choose that judgment for yourself.

In the USA, a majority of women have pierced earlobes, with some estimates as high as 80%. Thus, that body part is considered a totally uncontroversial place to get pierced, and professionals will often spot a pair of studs without any comment other than an admiring one. The upper edge of the ear is a fraction edgier, the nose is slightly more so, and the brow a click above that. If you want people to start raising their brow, you need to either put a full-on bar through yours, or go for the tongue, belly-button, or something even more intimate.

Tell us a little about yourself in this game of "would your rather" and we'll guess how many piercings you have (and perhaps where a couple of them are)!

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