i have 16 piercings, both sides of my nose, top and bottom of my bellybutton, tounge, 5 on each ear and one other..but my ear lobes are stretched out to a decent size..and have half of my head shaved...i don't know what I should do if I go to meet my current boyfriends parents, I do not want them thinking I'm trash, I personally enjoy my style and body modifications but I don't know what they will think about my crazy look. should I take out some of my piercings before I go to meet them? I really like this guy but I don't want his parents putting things in his head if they do not like the way I look.
Its not like your piercings are some secret - I don't understand how a guy would want to be with you and then not like you because of them, unless you got them all WHILE you were dating them.
Depends on the guy.
Depends on the parents too, and how old they are, and their views.
I might be a little younger then his parents (or not) ... but I actually had some body piercings in my younger days, so they don't bother me at all - though I wince a bit at the stretched out ears - not because I hate the look (though its not my favorite) but because that won't bounce back later on.
I'm not really big on piercings, so I'd be bothered by seeing it if I was the parent (or your parent!) -- even though I guess that's a firm of prejudice. But unlike tattoos, can't you remove piercings to suit the occasion? -- just like clothing?
Just be you :) I'm sure if you let your personality shine through but be polite and respectful, they will look past the piercings and any initial impression they had about the piercings, and you as a person. You could always ask your boyfriend what he feels would be more appropriate, maybe wear some pretty but small barbells in them so they are visible but not over the top and obvious. If he likes you enough, he will reason with his parents if they say anything, and continue to be with you.