although people seem to dress more conservatively in spain there are two things that seem to be very prevalent here that might not be considered conservative: 1) piercings in places other than the ears or nose and 2) tattoos.
the following isnt to say that i am against any and all people who desire to have or who already have a tattoo or piercing. heck i have 3 ear piercings which is more than some people. and there was definitely a time that i wanted a cartilage piercing as well. but theres something about these things that i dont understand. as in the piercings around the lips, or the eyebrows, or belly button. or the tattoos, whether big or small. these things that are indelible. they dont go away. or well… they definitely dont go away easily :/
perhaps this is because i worry so much or because i am fickle, but i dont think i would be able to get a tattoo or a piercing where the whole doesnt go away without regretting it at some point in my life. and once that regret hits… theres no going back. even putting a cross… i think i would regret it. its even hard for me to stay 100% committed to things that arent even visible. how would i be able to commit to something that isnt going to go away?
in a sense, i really admire their boldness and fearlessness for going through and getting a tattoo or a piercing of this sort. its painful to get and to remove (in the case of the tattoo). id also say that i’m a bit jealous. jealous that these people have something of SUCH value that they found the need to mark it on their bodies forever. like i think its kinda cool that angelina jolie tattoos the name of her children on her shoulder blade. that kinda stuff is admirable and cool i think. but i dont think i’d ever be able to do that. of course i would be willing to do ANYTHING for my kids. but is writing their names on my body absolutely necessary/going to really do anything? mmm not really :/