A foole and his monie be soone at debate,This has popped up in social media and I did not see a post here about it. Personally I can't believe it.
Here is a picture called "New trend in Portland" telling you to "share if you think this is nuts". It appeared on my Facebook feed this morning after a friend shared it from a page called Power 104.3, who posted it on 11th Jan 2014. It's been shared 62,205 times at the time I'm writing this.
But there's surprisingly little else on the internet for it. Surprising for a "trend", right?
Here is a video by star999radio on Youtube, called "The New Trend In Portland". It features a presenter filming reactions of his office colleagues as he shows them the picture above. This was apparently shared "1 day ago" (very specific, Youtube). On the video page it has 1,597 views, but the search results show just 131 views, which suggests this is being viewed rapidly at the moment. If you search "new trend in portland", it is the only video on the subject. (Update: The video page now shows 1,708 views since I started writing this post.)
It's worth noting the piercings shown are clear glass/perspex stretchers, not an open hole, which many people think (see comments on Power 104.3's post such as "how do they eat??!1") thanks to poor quality JPGs.
Edit: a friend has just pointed out that labret stretchings are common - see these image search results - but usually with coloured plugs. Therefore these images might easily just be people swapping their plug for a ring, just for the camera, or for laughs.
My understanding is that normally it is not left open like that but plugged with a plastic disk. See the link "stretched lebret" a few posts back for examples.I know a lot of people are gung-ho about being individuals and trying to be the newest craziest thing. I have one friend who constantly talks down about people with stupid tattoos and how tattoos are art, while she herself has some of the stupidest tattoos I've ever seen.
But this? If this is real, this is just ridiculous. I can't imagine how uncomfortable that would be, if food falls out of it while they're eating, if saliva dribbles down their chin.
Yeah man, I just got turned down for a job at IBM because I wasn't wearing sock garters...These days, people don't like to hire piercings.
It isn't because they're unqualified, but because people are stupid.
More like being able to see inside someone's face like that could freak out your potential customers.
I've never understood the idea of piercings being bad, really.Yeah man, I just got turned down for a job at IBM because I wasn't wearing sock garters...
There's nothing necessarily stupid about piercings, and I don't even have any, no dog in this fight for me.
EDIT: Oops, you're agreeing with me. Got it.
body mods do speak of the person having them to some extent, and thus depending on the job it might help or hurt their chances.
depends on there type of piercing and tattoo, and their locationI've never understood the idea of piercings being bad, really.
Same with tattoos.