So while I was scrolling through tumblr today I saw this meme of a google search auto complete. This is something that comes up all the time at my studio and I’ve never thought to address it here.
Yes, at one point a single earlobe piercing was used to signify sexual orientation. A kind of subtle nod to those in the know. Over the years that is something which has faded away. Now many people wear a single lobe piercing simply for the joy of self expression, there is no hidden meaning to it. I can’t count how many times people have asked “which side is the gay side?”. My default answer is now a deadpan “both are”.
So let’s just enjoy the art of piercing and stop worrying about what they signify. There are no piercings that make you gay. Although you do run the risk of becoming FABULOUS.