Pierce it. It's all about you and what you want. I personally love piercings, be it for self expression, or because it looks cute/cool, or to rebel, or because you are bored. For the record I have my tongue, Industrial, earlobes, snug, eyebrow, bellybutton, and as soon as the warm weather hits I'm going for the nipples! The fact that they are less permanent than tattoos is one of my main reasons for liking them so much. My tastes regarding tattoos change way too frequently.
I have a single gold hoop in my earlobe, and I think that's as far as I'm going. I like em, but I think they're getting sort of over done just like everything that was nifty once upon a time. My feeling with piercings are the same as with tattoos. If you're going to get one, have the balls to do it yourself.