Altering the body by piercing is common in many cultures, and was even practiced in so ostensibly proper a place as Victorian England, where some women pierced their nipples so they could wear jewels in them. Those who have been pierced say it generally does not hurt, but other people seldom believe that. Please upgrade your browser. Although piercing can be perfectly safe, it can also lead to bacterial infections or transmission of diseases like hepatitis or AIDS. New York, California and Illinois, for instance, have no laws governing the practice, and people who specialize in piercing say they know of no states or cities that regulate it.
Anyone notice John Travolta had his right ear pierced only in Pulp Fiction?
Anyone notice John Travolta had his right ear pierced only in Pulp Fiction? Those who have been pierced say it generally does not hurt, but other people seldom believe that. View page in TimesMachine. If you only get one earing get it in the left, if you are straight.
Lauren Hachemeister was recently dismissed from a New York law firm, where she did computer graphics and word processing, because she pierced her nose and wore an earring in it.