Wink: An Online JournalInformative Essay: Rob KastenInstructor: Carla Swerman1Trends, Troubles, and Tips for the Templeby Rob KastenIt once was not uncommon to hear the complaints of angry parents after their white and expressionless-faced children came home terrified from the local park or public pool. Apparently, punks, bikers, or even aformer inmate had crossed the youngsters’ paths. Today, however, children are more familiar andcomfortable with piercings that were once associated with society’s “undesirables.” This is becausepeople from all walks of life can be seen sporting a tongue or labret piercing. Even though body piercingshave become quite common, those considering a piercing should know about the rise and history; therisks; and the preparations and after-care of body piercing.Every day more and more people are walking out of tattoo or body piercing shops sporting a new bellybutton ring, nose ring, or perhaps a lip ring. Many believe that the popular trend of body piercing i...