A very popular phenomenon that has taken off within the last 20 years are piercings.  Everywhere you look these days you can see them.  Years ago it was reserved mainly for the “goth” crowd or people who wanted to portray their darker side but today you can spot any average high school student sporting a lip or eye brow piercing.  Some people have moderate piercings while others take it to a whole new level with piercings on their most intimate body parts.  Is it art or mutilation?  It goes back to that old saying that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  It’s a personal choice.