Monday, October 4, 2010

Vincent D'Onofrio Doesn't Need To Pierce His Eyebrow!

My son wants to pierce some portion of his face/ears.  One day he wants a pierced ear, another day he'll talk about piercing his nose or his lip.  He hasn't wanted to pierce his eyebrow......yet.  I've said no to all requests.  Not because I have anything against piercings (I don't), but because, well, he's my son and I don't want any unnecessary holes in him.  I've spent the last 17 years trying to keep him in one piece.

Here's how I rationalized it.  I told him that women wear makeup and jewelry to adorn their faces.  Men don't need these things, I said, because they have facial hair and can change their look by growing and or shaving beards, sideburns and mustaches (as illustrated by Vincent D'Onofrio, below).

Photos courtesy of Google Images

My son wearing facial jewelry, therefore, would be the same as his sister wearing a fake beard or mustache.  He didn't buy it.  Not for a second.  But he did want to know if I would object to his sister wearing faux facial hair if it became popular (as illustrated by my daughter, below).

Before I answer that, let's take a minute to think about facial hair becoming a female fashion trend.  Would there be shops specializing in facial hair for women?  Would some women take more permanent measures and get beard implants?  Is that even possible?  If you overheard two men debating "Are those real?" while looking at a woman, they could be talking about her sideburns!

So back to the question, would I object to my daughter wearing a chin toupee if the became the rage?  I'll get back to you if that happens.   I hope I haven't started a new trend.....



Purple Flowers said...

I also hope you haven't started a new trends w/the females.
Good Luck w/talking you son out of the piercing phase.

Matty said...

Good for you putting the brakes on that. Count me old fashioned, but I don't like the guys wearing jewelry all over their face and head. Ack.

5thsister said...

I've told my daughter, because allergies run in the family, that she would have to wait until 16 before piercings would be allowed. And you know something...she's never wanted to pierce her ears or any other body part...nor does she want a tattoo (thank God!)

Jenny said...

Good trick!

Tins and Treasures said...

I don't like the facial piercings either...and I see plenty of them at school. They're pretty nasty when they get an infection!!

Take care ~Natalie

lisleman said...

wow a facial hair trend on women - that would be a hell of a reversal since women seem to hate hair anywhere but on their head. If you were to go by square footage women out shave men by quite a bit.
I don't think an earring is too bad. You know the piercings around the mouth can cause dental problems.
Did you asked him about a nose ring - women of my generation were rumored to desire men with those.

Joanna Jenkins said...

"I've spent the last 17 years trying to keep him in one piece." I love that.

I'm not a fan of body piercing either-- it actually looks uncomfortable to me. And come to think of it, getting my ears pierced were pretty painful.

As for a chin toupee on your daughter-- Gawd, I hope not ;-)

xo jj

Raoulysgirl said...

I've had the "normal" ear piercings since I was, like, 3 or 4. I another hole put in right above the first on my left ear when I was 16. I had the cartilage on my right ear pierced when I was 17. I had my nose pierced when I was 21.

I dropped the extra ear piercings first. They just became a nuisance. The nose lasted until I came down with a terrible can imagine why. I wear "normal" earrings when I go out...usually...which isn't very often anyway. Piercings are overrated.

Tattoos, on the other hand...I have 2 of...and don't regret them a bit...and want 2 more...but that's another story...


Jenn Erickson said...

I certainly hope that a women's facial hair trend doesn't catch on. However, in the event that it does, those of us over 35 will perhaps be ahead of the trend! ;-)

Brenda's Arizona said...

D'Onfrio is one of my favorites! If he pierced an eyebrow... hmmm. Even tho the physical change might not 'change' who he is, but people tend to forget that and go for the instant reaction.
Good luck! Love your analogy.