June 28 is International Body Piercing Day, and, guess what? Some of our writers past have expressed themselves on the topic of body piercings.
Body art is so yesterday.
In 2007, writer and former Voice editor, Sandra Livingston predicted the tattoo and body-piercing fad will end soon. “When those 30-, 40-, and 50-something moms and dads are sporting giant stars on their backs and carrying the ghostly telltale eyebrow scars of piercings past, their kids will be doing the opposite.” Editorial—The Next Big Thing, August 24, 2007.
Why stop at piercings?
Busby LeClair attempts to ride the crest of the botox wave. “I was making fashion statements in the area of bum cleavage back when it was a phenomenon known as ‘plumber’s butt'”. Elective Cosmetic Surgery for Fun and Profit, November 24, 2004.