At first glance, a person with an industrial piercing may appear maverick, angry at the world, and generally rebellious. But if that’s what you see, you couldn’t be further from the truth. I have talked to dozens of people who use industrial piercings. Here are the striking similarities in their personalities that may surprise you.
If there is one thing we must learn, and I certainly have learned it over the years, it is that one should not judge a book by its cover. The same goes for judging people based on how they look, what they wear, or how they wear their jewelry.
I recently conducted a not-so-scientific experiment and talked to dozens of people who have undergone what is possibly the most painful type of body piercing possible, industrial piercing.
I wanted to know if there was anything in common about these types of people and their personalities. This is what I discovered.
Industrial piercing is a version of body piercing in which two holes are drilled into a person’s ear. A single straight piece of jewelry connects the two piercings.
There are quite a few different variations of this type of piercing. They vary mainly in where the ear piercing is done.
Most of these people are very proud of what they have done. It is a painful procedure and takes a long time to heal.
These people are interested in trying new things and are not afraid of taking risks. Given two paths to travel, they will more often take the non-traditional path and move away from conformity. They, for the most part, prefer new vs. old in terms of fashion and does not want to go unnoticed. They are proud of their uniqueness.
In general, these people have a strong level of activity in the right side of the brain and quite often have a need to express themselves in creative ways, such as music or art.
They tend to be deep thinkers with strong opinions and a lot to contribute in conversations.
Depending on the type of jewelry they wear, it says something about them as a person or their mood for that day. Brightly colored acrylics boast self-confidence. Gold and silver are a statement of pride in achievement. Industrial stainless steel jewelry speaks of sensibility and practicality.
It’s amazing what you can learn from people when you take the time to talk to them!
So the next time you see someone with an industrial piercing, or anything that might be a little different from the norm, be careful not to prejudge.