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RE: Piercings ?

Post by Kisshu » Tue 09.04.2007 11:24 am

Shirasagi wrote:
kawada2998 wrote:
is it really uncommon to have piercings ?
For women, pierced ears are very common. For men, very uncommon. Other piercings, such as nose, lip, eyebrow and tongue, are pretty uncommon, and generally indicate self-association with a fringe subculture, such as gyaru.

That said, I believe that belly button piercings are becoming a little more common among young women. Probably because it doesn't stand out when in regular work clothes.
are you sure? I was an intern for the Japanese exchange program at my college and 5 of the 8 guys there (All 19 or 20 years old) had ear peircings... and they didn't look out of the ordinary
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RE: Piercings ?

Post by HeyItsMatt » Tue 09.04.2007 11:43 am

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I've always wanted to see someone with a pierced uvula.

I think the last remaining extreme for piercing fans is to pierce some internal organ.
Hahaha. They'll have a monitor hanging from their necks with a cable connected through their mouth to a video camera inside their body, so that everyone can check out their sweet pancreas ring.
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RE: Piercings ?

Post by burstandbloom » Tue 09.04.2007 8:12 pm

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RE: Piercings ?

Post by Shirasagi » Wed 09.05.2007 6:39 am

Kisshu wrote:
Shirasagi wrote:
are you sure? I was an intern for the Japanese exchange program at my college and 5 of the 8 guys there (All 19 or 20 years old) had ear peircings... and they didn't look out of the ordinary
Yes, I'm sure. I daresay all five of those guys will take out their piercings when they look for a job (if they seek a job in Japan). College is the time for dying your hair, growing it out long, getting your ears pierced, and things like that because when it comes time to enter the very conservative Japanese workforce, that stuff generally won't fly. Even facial hair is strictly regulated, and in most places, if you have any contact with customers, facial hair will be forbidden.

Also keep in mind selection bias. Japanese students abroad are not the best picture of society at large, as they tend to have the individualistic flair that drives them overseas in the first place.
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RE: Piercings ?

Post by burstandbloom » Wed 09.05.2007 11:32 am

it's funny. 'cause at the moment i'm looking at a postcard for a students art show called "youth in japan" visual imagery, from pictures he took while in japan. it's interesting that one girl in the picture has snake bites (two lips piercings) and a guy has both ears pierced.
But yeah, i'm sure once they go find a job that sh*t wont fly
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RE: Piercings ?

Post by Mike Cash » Wed 09.05.2007 1:02 pm

I have several male coworkers with pierced ears. And dyed hair as well.

Josh is falling into the common habit of thinking of the "Japanese workforce" as college-educated white collar salarymen.
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RE: Piercings ?

Post by two_heads_talking » Wed 09.05.2007 1:24 pm

depending on the type of job, all sorts of stuff will fly. the problem isn't whether or not it's ok in the work place, but the OP wanted to know if it was accepted. I think this is a case of too many cooks in the kitchen and now the damn menu is just horrendous.

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RE: Piercings ?

Post by katafei » Wed 09.05.2007 2:27 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
I have several male coworkers with pierced ears. And dyed hair as well.

Josh is falling into the common habit of thinking of the "Japanese workforce" as college-educated white collar salarymen.
that reminds me of the movie 'Vibrator', in which the male main character, a truck driver and a totally sweet guy, has both bleached hair and a nipple piercing :)
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RE: Piercings ?

Post by tanuki » Wed 09.05.2007 4:55 pm

Vibrator? :o
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RE: Piercings ?

Post by katafei » Wed 09.05.2007 5:41 pm

Yup, Vibrator!

I love that (fairly innocent) movie.
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RE: Piercings ?

Post by Shirasagi » Thu 09.06.2007 10:05 am

Mike Cash wrote:
I have several male coworkers with pierced ears. And dyed hair as well.
And I have none. Do we average out the difference? Or do we agree workplace attire in Japan, from company offices to fast-food restaurants, is much more conservative than in the States, while allowing for exceptions such construction and trucking?
Josh is falling into the common habit of thinking of the "Japanese workforce" as college-educated white collar salarymen.
A careful reading of my posts in this thread should not lead to that conclusion.
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RE: Piercings ?

Post by Mike Cash » Thu 09.06.2007 6:03 pm

I have no idea what workplace attire is like in the States, so will have to ask to be excused from expressing an opinion based on a comparison.
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RE: Piercings ?

Post by burstandbloom » Sun 09.09.2007 3:53 am

Mike Cash wrote:
I have no idea what workplace attire is like in the States, so will have to ask to be excused from expressing an opinion based on a comparison.
it's totally rad

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RE: Piercings ?

Post by Mike Cash » Sun 09.09.2007 4:01 am

Now if I could just find out what "totally rad" means in English, I'd be all set.
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RE: Piercings ?

Post by burstandbloom » Sun 09.09.2007 5:15 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
Now if I could just find out what "totally rad" means in English, I'd be all set.
got me, i have no clue. and no clue how you'd even find something like that out.

EDIT: wait this might be it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totally_Rad

or this....
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... otally+rad

but im guessing it's the first one.
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