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Does anyone else get the heebie-jeebies from "corset piercing"?

Asked by syz (35647points) July 26th, 2008

Ok, I’ll admit I’m not a huge peircing fan (except the 5 in my ears), but this freaks me out. http://www.bmezine.com/news/pubring/20050417.html

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arnbev959's avatar

that’s just weird.

scamp's avatar

Drat! I can’t see this because it is restricted on my work computer, but I bet I’d agree with you if I could.

wildflower's avatar

The link in the Q wouldn’t load for me either (well, it’s still trying, but I’ve lost patience), but I googled corset piercing and…......Ooouuuucccchhhhh!!!!!!

scamp's avatar

I just googled it too…. EWWW!!

syz's avatar

Ok, I’m so seriously disturbed now….Youtube has truly disturbing videos with “play peircing” and “butt corset” and a woman having her mouth sewn shut. Yikes, yikes, yikes, yikes.

scamp's avatar

What’s wrong with people???

wildflower's avatar

I really don’t get it! Sure, some piercings are decorative, I like the eyebrow ones and the bellybutton thing – if you tend show that part – and I also have a few in either ear and an almost regrown nose piercing, but seriously! It hurts to think about!

PupnTaco's avatar

I may be a liberal atheist from California, but this is way over the line for me.

Therapy, anyone?

syz's avatar

WARNING Don’t watch this if you’re squemish.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8h1bqELtH2E&feature=related

wildflower's avatar

I can’t watch that right now – my skin hurts from looking at google image search…..

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Yes, heebie-jeebies is exactly the word i would use to describe how i felt when i saw that picture.

Thesilvertiger's avatar

you people just scared me for life!!!! Ok not really but I think the heebie-jeebies is down playing it!!!!!

poofandmook's avatar

no way. I’m a piercing/tattoo enthusiast. I would never do it though. I have my nose, have had my eyebrow done three times, twice at once… I’ve had my bottom lip/right side done twice, I have my tongue, and in the ears I have the inner conch, tragus, rook, and two in each lobe. See http://www.metalfatigue.co.uk/ear1.jpg for a diagram of ear piercings.

I sort of like it. But then, that’s my scene.

marinelife's avatar

So not into pain.

susanc's avatar

@syz, I took your dare and watched the youtube lip-sewing thing. You knew
it was temporary for a piece of performance are? But yes, ugly.

gailcalled's avatar

I could simply ask the dentist to skip the novocaine when he drills.

tinyfaery's avatar

Tattooed freak here. I think its very aesthetically pleasing; quite sexy actually. I’d never do it, because needles freak me out. No, tattoos are not the same.

Zaku's avatar

I’m not even gonna look. All piercing gives me the heebie-jeebies.

MacBean's avatar

@tinyfaery Awww, bless. I thought I was going to be all alone in my opinion. I agree with you. I wouldn’t do it but it certainly doesn’t creep me out and I think it’s actually kind of hot.

wildflower's avatar

@tiny and mac: do you not get that imaginary pain of what it must feel like if you pulled on one of those piercings, when you see them?
That’s the main reason I can’t handle them – and is why I have no problem with the more “tucked away” piercings, like eyebrows, ears (they’re just not as sensitive as some other areas)...

tinyfaery's avatar

Piercings don’t hurt once their healed. Its probably more of a tugging sensation. I’d say its probably those who are into the SMBD scene who do this sort of thing; they’d enjoy the sensation.

wildflower's avatar

I don’t know. I’ve known people who had a pierced lower lip and any time they weren’t speaking, they were pulling at it and that gives me the heebie-jeebies!

In fact, I’d rank that right up there with when people flip their eye-lids…..ewww!!

poofandmook's avatar

@tiny: I think it’s sort of sexy too. I’d still never do it. LOL

loser's avatar

ew. Yes!!!

poofandmook's avatar

@loser: You sound.. um, conflicted. LOL I hate that your name is “loser”. I feel like such a jerk addressing you!

loser's avatar

@poof: Ah, don’t, it just cracks me up! The “Yes!!!” meant, yes, I agree, it gives me the heebie-jeebies too!

(And just for emphasis, I’ll just add one more: ew.)

Babo's avatar

That scared me!

Trance24's avatar

I have seen it before doesn’t really creep me out. I would never get one obviously. And most people can not have them very long, it is usually a short term piercing.

gailcalled's avatar

Do these volunteers get novocaine? When you get stitches on any part of the body for a cut or wound, the area is always numbed.

Or is the pain part of the pleasure? You know what I mean, I hope.

tinyfaery's avatar

Yes gail, it is. Not mine though. Ouch!

MacBean's avatar

@wildflower—I agree with tinyfaery again. Piercings don’t hurt once they’ve healed unless there’s some kind of problem, so it’s probably just a tugging sensation. And it’s entirely likely that the sort of person who would get a corset piercing would rather like the way that feels. Also, your follow-up answer made me laugh—I’m totally a piercing-tugger and eyelid-flipper.

poofandmook's avatar

The pain from piercings are quite a bit like going on a roller coaster. It’s a rush.. only lasts a few seconds though, and then it hurts. And then it heals and it’s just pretty.

wildflower's avatar

@mac: and that’s what freaks me out! Getting them is what it is, it’s a temporary pain. I’ve been to dentist without novocain and had a tattoo put on my back, that’s fine, but I am a bit phobic about eyes and the thought of tearing skin and flesh because the piercing is tugged too hard….....it’s the stuff nightmares are made of in my book!

shrubbery's avatar

ew ew ew ew ew ew ewie ewie I’m getting sympathy pains down my back now and I feel all weird and shuddery. ahhhh definitely heebie-jeebies

hollym's avatar

I’ve only ever had a few piercings and probably wouldn’t go as far as the girls in the photo, but I do think it’s quite sexy! I also think it’s funny how society shapes us and tells us what is safe and sane and beautiful.

gailcalled's avatar

We are society – it is not some amorphous blob. I grew up with a mother who always used the “that’s what they are wearing” rule. I never understood who they were.

The usual scenario is that the teenager needs to think of an original and yet untried way to get up his parents’ nose. Certainly this has been the case in this country since the 60s liberated the HS kids from the control and “father-knows-best” attitude.

I was a docile child of the 50s. My sister was a much freer spirit of the 60’s. My kids were late 70’s and early 80’s. Hair was permed, hair was straightened, hair was long, hair was bushy, hair was ironed, heads were shaved, hair was purple and orange…

poofandmook's avatar

@Gail: so you’re saying you think something like this is to get under a parent’s skin?

gailcalled's avatar

That has been the sociological pattern w. teen-age behavior changes even since the apron strings were cut when the “free speech” movement from Berkeley swept across the country. I am observing only and not forming any theories, but I have seen teens irritate their parents in ever-creative ways over the past 50 years.

hollym's avatar

@ gail: we are ONE society. for example, some societies think when men are “of age” they should make thousands of tiny little cuts all over their bodies because it shows bravery or makes them attractive to mates (or whatever). Their society tells them that’s good and right. Our society tells us that multiple piercings is freaky and scary. That’s all’s I meant. If it was “normal,” people would probably think differently. Know what I mean?

gailcalled's avatar

@Hollym; you are absolutely correct about the “coming of age” ceremonies for both men and women in more primitive cultures. The difference is that our young culture changes their minds about what is acceptable every 10 years or so. There is no long-term consistency.

Scarification, tattoos, circumcision (nasty and often lethal for young women of course), elongation of the neck or head, teeth filing, putting clay or chalk on skin and hair, and inserting heavy bones or metal objects in nose or/and earlobes come to mind.

deaddolly's avatar

i think they’re cool on the right person.

poofandmook's avatar

I was waiting to see if deaddolly would resurrect this one! :)

gailcalled's avatar

(dd: given your tolerance for the tat process, you may not mind the colonoscopy as much as I thought.)

poofandmook's avatar

@gail: Two entirely different kinds of pain. It’s hard for someone who isn’t a tattoo/piercing enthusiast to understand the differences, but they’re very specific differences.

gailcalled's avatar

@poof; I will take your word on that. I had six teeny (this size .) tats for radiation staging for post-breast cancer surgery. No one warned me, and I still have these blue dots surrounding one of the girls

poofandmook's avatar

@gail: sheesh, couldn’t they just use a sharpie marker??

gailcalled's avatar

Unfortunately, the radiation was a few minutes daily for 6 weeks. The initial staging and tats were designed to keep the radiation limited to precisely where it would do some good. A period in my life I am glad is behind me.

syz's avatar

This whispering is cracking me up!

deaddolly's avatar

@gailcalled; you should get a real tat there, as a celebration!
I never said i liked the pian of tats, I just like the tats. Gotta have pain to get them unfortunately.

And sticking something up the wazoo is different than getting a tattoo!!!! Yikes!

Zaku's avatar

I’m going to stop following this thread because it is giving me the heebie-jeebies! Seriously, my imagination is bugging me when I see there is new activity on this thread, or just imagining what “corset piercing” could mean. Yick!

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