Those Crazy Teenagers: Nose Piercings and, Huh, 56 Face Tattoos?

nose piercing, teens, rebelliousI was a rebellious teenager once. Yes, I was. So I didn't really flinch when I read that Miley Cyrus is sporting a new nose piercing. It's cute and she's a what...

But I have to say I'm flabbergasted by Kimberley Vlaminck, the Belgian teenager who got 56 stars tattooed on her face (and lied that she was asleep when it happened). Holy moley!


Beyond the obvious cosmetic horror of seeing your child with 56 tattoos on her face, I'm thinking I might have to do a little emotional intervention. I mean, teens do tend to make some insane choices (it's chemical; they can't help it). But what would prompt a young woman to do this to her face? I mean, really? I would want to look a little deeper into that one.

There used to be a man who checked IDs at a bar I went to in my 20s. He had giant spider webs tattooed around his eyes. I always wondered what his mother had to say about those tattoos.

What do you think about teens getting body piercings and tattoos? At what point would you worry that your teen had gone far beyond typical teen-aged rebelliousness?

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