Body piercing is universal

Chris, aka STUCK here on IAM, who pierces in New York, recently sent me this photo that I thought would be worth sharing here. He's captioned it “this restored my faith in the human spirit”. To me it helps illustrate that the urge to improve ourselves and the urge to change ourselves is universal, and is the natural state of all people of all cultures (and I always like seeing happy people).

The only reason that body modification isn't the norm all over the world is because from time to time sick, sick people come into positions of power and attempt to legislate their illness onto everyone. Note that when I say “body modification” in this context I include things like exercise, so if you're reading this, don't go thinking it's some anti-plainskin rant.

Although I do think plainskins are missing out on something wonderful, but that's their right.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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