"And it's not just ear piercing. Many are seeking to reverse the impulsive, perhaps keg-fueled decisions of their not-quite-lost youths. That tongue piercing, that bone through the nose, that conspicuously placed tattoo you got in college may not go over so big now in a job interview, or in the board room. It's time to conform to the real world."A face only a mother could love.
"An estimated 36 percent of Americans have at least one piercing somewhere other than an earlobe. The figure is as high as 56 percent for those between 17 and 25."