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Though I think Mr. Watson looks like a lovely fellow, far be it from me to quibble, but ....

Allow me to draw your attention to this line: "The former nurse now has 6,925 [piercings] including more than 1,500 that are 'internal' that are said to weigh almost seven pounds."

What I want to know is, what the hell is an internal piercing?  

Ahem.  You may now carry on. 

Date: 2011-06-09 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lapsedmodernist.livejournal.com
wouldn't a tongue piercing be an internal piercing?

Date: 2011-06-09 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d-aulnoy.livejournal.com
1500 of them, though? I ... WOW.

Date: 2011-06-10 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] omnia-mutantur.livejournal.com
Ah, the oft-forgotten kidney piercing?

Date: 2011-06-10 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tibicina.livejournal.com
Having gone to look this up for you, internal piercings are anything in the mouth, basically (tongue, lip, labret, cheek, etc. If one of the holes ends up inside your mouth, it counts as internal.) I suspect she may also end up counting things like inner labial piecings and such in that number. Don't know.

Date: 2011-06-10 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d-aulnoy.livejournal.com
Okay, this is actually a relief - I was imagining that it had to be *entirely* internal, which ... the mind recoils.

Date: 2011-06-10 03:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tibicina.livejournal.com
Well, there are also people who do fashion implants. I... yeah. I never really felt the urge to look like I had strangely shaped bumps in a line down my skin. There are other similar things like some of the ritual or artistic scarrification which I wouldn't want for myself, but can see why someone else might. Those, just... no. But those are usually called 'implants' rather than 'piercings'.

Date: 2011-06-10 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d-aulnoy.livejournal.com
Oh, yeah - I really was defining a piercing as something going through a hole in your body, which, in order to be internal, would either be a bunch of tongue piercings, or, like, a row of barbells inside the vagina, which makes me cross my legs in imagined sympathy.

Date: 2011-06-11 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonandserpent.livejournal.com
I suspect that she has a lot of subdermal implants (little things placed under the skin) which could inflate that number.

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