Piercing is known to be a woman’s thing, to enhance her beauty and enable her to wear jewellery on several parts of her body, so that they can glitter and look delightful.
Women are not limited to piercings and other than just the ear, there are plenty of other parts on their bodies that they can pierce to put an ornament, like the belly button, the nose, the tongue, eyebrows, nostril, earlobe, or lip piercings.
But what about men, should men have piercings and does it make them look more attractive or appealing especially to ladies?
In Kenya, there are several male celebrities who have piercings. They include; Nick Mutuma, dancer Boneless, singer Kid Kora, and rapper Octopizzo.
Other male artistes around the world who have are the likes of Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Elton John, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Flavour, Banky W, Iyanya and the late Tupac
Though some men may find it fancy, is this the same way women view a man with piercings? I got the chance to ask a few ladies in the office what they think about men who pierce and if they find them sexy.
The responses varied, with some saying that they find such men attractive, while others said that they don’t find them appealing because it makes them look immature, especially if they are over 30 years.
Well, here are the responses from ladies from different age groups on what they think about men with piercings. These are not their real names since they requested anonymity.
Mary: Yes guys (like in college) who wear earrings seem cool however I don’t think grown men should wear them. It just looks…funny more like they are trying too hard to be young or they have not yet matured or something.
Betty: No, Never. I think most of them are too divaish.
Rachel: It depends on where it is..I don’t mind both ears as well as one’s eyebrow. I find it attractive as well as it says the guy is a spontaneous person.
Ruth: Very sexy. He is willing to take risks and is adventerous.
Clara: No. Piercings make men come off as feminine, competing with ladies, when I’d like a man that’s macho, masculine in every way.
Diana: No. I don’t think men with piercings are sexy or attractive. However, this depends on their age. It is a phase I believe everyone goes through. If a 17-year-old has a piercing, then I could understand where they are coming from and hope they outgrow the phase. But a 32-year-old man with a piercing, meaning having the ornament on, say an earring or stud, on whatever part of the body, just shows me they are still stuck in that adolescent stage.
Annabel: Nope piercings aren’t sexy and this is a stereotype perhaps but the men I have encountered with piercings are very childish. You bet there’s nothing sexy about immaturity. Also, I feel it waters down an outfit. Like you can’t be rocking a tuxedo with an eyebrow piercing, it just looks funny.
Maria: Guys who have pierced are too damn sexy to be true. They make women look bad at some point, lol. But the problem comes in when people start to give them labels. Some people say men who’ve pierced their ears are gay, which is a crazy assumption. The same way tattoos can be worn by anyone is the same way earings or studs can be won by anyone regardless of their sex.
Caroline: No. It’s not appealing at all. It shows that a man is very immature, hormonal. It also tells me his background and it shows his age, and that he’s all about trying new stuff.