The subject of navel rings must have made me sensitive to the more
unusual piercings I encounter, and I made the acquaintance of a young
lady just recently who sports “earlets”, sort of a rivet-like thing
that goes through the earlobe.
I’ve seen this before, although the other examples were rather
grotesque (in my opinion), with the openings stretched out in excess
of a quarter of an inch, up to an inch or so.
Anyway, it gave me an idea that I have tried to implement, but in the
meantime, the related question I’m posing is: what would you do if
someone with a large piercing came to you for something a bit more
sophisticated than the simple sleeve (or “earlet”) that is usually
present? It occurs to me that there are going to be growing numbers of
young people who may want to upgrade their adornments, and it just
seems like an interesting situation. Are they going to stay Goths
forever? I can’t help but wonder.