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What is your opinion/reaction to any one of these persons?

Asked by Cruiser (40421points) September 28th, 2015

I am a pretty tolerant person…at least I try to live and let live. If you saw any one of these persons coming at you on the street would you say anything to them like “that’s cool!” and ask them where you can get a set of your own horns. Would you stare or look away. Would you cross the street instead?

(Warning!) One of the pictures in the link is pretty gnarly.

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zenvelo's avatar

I work in San Francisco, yesterday was the Folsom Street Fair (NSFW)

So while it is not my cup of tea, around here they would just blend into the crowd.

stanleybmanly's avatar

I suppose self mutilation, like suicide can be an art form Out here, there’s nothing either exceptional or uncommon about such sights. In fact, those who react by gawking are invariably tourists. It’s not something I understand, but everyone’s used to it. I too am in San Francisco and we get treated to nude shows where the entire “canvas” is on display.

tedibear's avatar

I wouldn’t cross the street because there’s nothing to fear. I would make an effort to not stare because there’s no need to be rude. I don’t think it looks cool, but that’s strictly my opinion. I think that if someone wants to pierce, tattoo, etc., that’s up to them.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Before or after I stopped laughing?

Look, they can do whatever they want to their bodies. I think it’s unattractive and a bit weird. But it’s not my body.

That doesn’t mean, however, that I can’t laugh out loud at how silly they look.

ucme's avatar

I too would laugh, probably until I developed hiccups, maybe even a little bit of pee would sneak out.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

I would look the other way discreetly. Revolting in every sense of the word!

ragingloli's avatar

The people practicing this form of extreme body modification are mostly harmless.
The dangerous ones, and the ones that would make me change the side of the road look like
this , this and this

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Shrug I live in Portland, Oregon. Our motto is “Keep Portland weird!”, so I can imagine seeing a few people like that here and there. There’s already a lot of “strange” people here, so I wouldn’t even look twice most likely. I don’t think anyone here, for the most part, would react strongly. If anything, I think most Portlanders would strike up a conversation with the people about some of it, asking friendly questions. Portland is very much a “to each their own” city.

rojo's avatar

Gee, they would fit in so well here in Central Texas.

Seriously, not my idea of a good look for anyone but to each his own. On a busy city street, just walk right by (maybe glance sideways for a better look) but no blatant comments either way.

filmfann's avatar

My daughter works in San Francisco as a body piercer. I have seen worse.

msh's avatar

I believe they are doing most of this to encourage people to look at them. I wonder what they will look like when they get older. Wait, no I don’t….

winblowzxp's avatar

I’d take a gander, then carry on with my business.

sahID's avatar

I’d smile at them & keep on going. Just like I do with pretty much everybody I encounter.

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