I think if you want to get piercings and tats, then get them (being mindful of your line of work), and if you don't....then don't. Different people find different things aesthetically pleasing for themselves, and now that it's becoming more socially acceptable for people to enjoy those things, it's no surprise that it's popping up more often. I don't find any of that particularly 'cool.' Before being in the ICU, I had a lot of piercings...many people I hung around weren't so into them, but I didn't get them for my friends. I also have tats, but they're generally never seen by anyone but me. I like them, I get them. It's my body, and it's about me....as it should be.
I don't think its a rebel or cool thing anymore, its just a thing to have like some people have a nice car or big house, other people like tats or piercings
The ship sailed on tat/piercing rebel coolness l o n g ago. Now they are what they are and nothing more.
People feel they are expressing themselves