Body Piercings and Coasters

Monday, September 3, 2001 5:34 PM

P>e all know that ear piercings and OTSR don't mesh well, but does anybody have a body piercing that is a problem when it comes to riding coasters.  I'm just wondering because I am thinking about getting an eyebrow ring, and even though I know I won't have a problem with this, I also was just wondering what Buzzers  have body piercings. /P>
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Monday, September 3, 2001 5:36 PM
OMG. Eyebrow rings freak me out. I dont think there are any rules about it, just earrings because you can hit an OTSR. I get chills thinking about an eyebrow ring.
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Monday, September 3, 2001 5:38 PM
Sorry about the first post, I don't know what happened.  But anyway it read: We all know that ear piercings and OTSR don't mesh well, but does anybody have a body piercing that is a problem when it comes to riding coasters.  I'm just wondering because I am thinking about getting an eyebrow ring, and even though I know I won't have a problem with this, I also was just wondering what Buzzers  have body piercings.
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Monday, September 3, 2001 6:07 PM
The guy you want to talk to is Jim Raimar. He is without question one of the most pierced individuals I've ever met. I doubt there is an enthusiast with more piercings. Anyway, he's been on hundreds of coasters. Someone should invite him to this thread to respond!

Eyebrow rings don't heal very well if you decide later you don't like it. I've also noticed that piercing trends vary by locale. Here in NE Ohio, eyebrow rings are popular on females, but in other areas like Chicago (if O'Hare is any indication) it's nose rings. My wife has had a nose ring for years, and the benefit there is she can remove it and you can't tell it was ever there.

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Monday, September 3, 2001 6:30 PM
My sister had her eyebrow pearced and it depends on what coasters you go on. for instance on Jokers jinx at SFA you have to take every pearcing off above your neck. and on the chiller AT SFGAdv you have to take any percings you have off the sides of your face. so it depends the ovuse reason is you dont wanna get ur face riped off or get your pearcing banged up then your ganna have one swollen face. i been wanting a few percings but never get them in time becuase you cant take sertan ones out for sertan amounts of time so  if you wanna ride say the chiller you cant becuase you cant take the pearcing out. but if you get it done right after the season is over then by the time next season rolls around you can take it out. i once seen this girl with a eye brow ring get on the chiller and they dident see it and she kelpt it on and just got it done and when i saw her inline for the batman side the next time (since the other was on the robin side) her whole face was blood shot red and swollen and she looked like a moron! then they saw it on the batman side and kicked her off.
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Monday, September 3, 2001 6:49 PM
Well I won't have to deal with that problem with Chiller if I get one, because by next season it's going to have lapbars. :)
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Monday, September 3, 2001 7:39 PM
I'd wonder if belly button rings would be painful (while they're still healing) on coasters with hefty harnesses, such as Mantis. I wouldn't know from personal experience -- the earrings are bad enough, and more often than not I just leave them off anymore.

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Monday, September 3, 2001 8:52 PM
I have a friend with many piercings. Nose, eyebrow, places on the face, multiple ear job all stretched out. He used to even has these piercings going down his spine. One of his tatoos even has a piercing. I can't get him to ride, he's a big baby. The piercings continue head to toe, LOL. I want to take him to PKD for the sole reason I'm not telling about the metal detectors, and well let's say it will be emtertaining for me to see him go through, if you know what I'm talking about, it should prove rather embarrassing for him.
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Monday, September 3, 2001 9:30 PM
on Viper @ SFMM, it has many signs in the station saying that you should take off all jewelry and hearing aids before getting on the ride...Lots of people have problems with head banging on the ride, so its a good idea to post them..
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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 4:28 AM
I saw Jim Raimar in line for Magnum before I was an enthusiast and I couldn't take my eyes off of him.  Some of his piercings are mind-boggling. 

I met him two years later at PKI and he's a nice guy.  He was carrying a "clicker" like a baseball umpire to keep track of his coaster rides for the year.  It was only May and it was over 1,000.  I bet it took a lot of painful work to get his earlobe stretched around that thing.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 4:50 AM
Is it just me, or does anyone else think that's it's kind of crazy to voluntarily stick holes in your body for no apparent reason? Nothing worse than seeing a nice looking girl with metal sticking out all over the place. I can deal with ears and bellybutton, but the rest freak me out.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 5:44 AM
That's one opinion.  I happen to think bits of metal in certain locations of the female body is an incredible turnon.   But that's me ;)

As for "no apparent reasons", there's reasons for at least some of those pierces, but this IS a family site, so we won't go there...

I've met Jim.  Nice guy, hard to miss in a crowd :) He'd certainly be the person to ask about coasters and body piercings.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 6:00 AM
Z-Man, maybe it is just you. 

It really depends on a person, on their personality... piercings can really make a look.  Eyebrow, tongue, belly, um, er... whatever.  Certain people look much better, certain people just don't look right.  Mostly, I find it quite s-e-x-x-y.

(and with the exception of the Steel Phantom+earrings, I don't recall andy piercing-related coaster injuries.)

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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 9:55 AM
Some people enjoy the act, or should we say sensation of the pierce. Most the people I know that have piercings keep getting more, or do the stretching, and it really has nothing to do with style, fashion, or freaking out good, normal people. They like the piercings, just like people enjoy the rides.

Girls do look cute with something here and there. Girls "at the beach", with their nose rings and belly rings that they can't keep their hands off of, and are sticking them in your face every five minutes that will not be there in a year and they look like they should be standing in line to buy a korn something(no offense intended to those who actually like korn, or Korn, whichever), they do it for show. There's two distinct schools to it. Pierced people, and showing off the trends people. Personally, it takes me a few minutes to really notice the piercings, I'm not kidding. I'm trained to overlook those things. I look at the rings, or what the tatoo is, the jewelry before I think, "whoa, that dude's pierced". That said, the only piercings I can't stand are the in the mouth variety, people are annoying with those things, keep 'em in your mouth! That's another possible injury?

As to wether or not some piercings hurt while riding, I'd guess that most are not a problem. Of course, you'd remove 15 rings from your ears before ducking into an OTSR, but some piercings stay. I've never hit my head, lip, anything like that while riding, so why should someone because they have body jewelry? I find it interesting. I guess if you get used to them in your daily life, you know what to expect, right? I smack my friend around some, and it doesn't hurt him because of his piercings, so who knows? It may be like they're not there! And those "no apparent reason" spots, I'm telling you it's going to be funny if I can get my friend to a park, they're gonna think he's got a gun in his pants or something, for just a second!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 12:17 PM
Mr Freeze in St.Louis they make you remove ALL facial jewelry including hearing aids and eye glasses. I believe(only rode it once) the same rules applied in Texas. Same rules on Poltergeist at SFFT and Speed at the Nascar Cafe'.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 3:29 PM
Well, on Speed: TR, you dont have to take off everything casue I've been on lots of times with my ear piercings.

As for SFMM, I've been on all the rides there with noone telling me to take them out. It is suggested in the speils and signs, but not mandatory.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 5:00 PM
I don't really think it would have much of an effect (unless it was the bellybutton when it hadn't healed yet). I'm no expert but I don't think it would affect the eyebrow, the nose, or the tounge. And we all know what they say about a girl with a tounge ring (sorry couldn't resist).
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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 5:26 PM
I have a tongue ring and its NOT true (for me anyway, I can't speak for the others :)) My tongue piercing doesn't inflict harm on anyone else, just me, like when I accidentally bite down on it, or get it stuck in my teeth.....

I had just gotten my ear pierced (upper cartiledge) the day before going to BGW. Needless to say, I didnt ride very much that day.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 6:43 PM
Hoochies with tongue piercings... now why does that turn me on? ;)

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Wednesday, September 5, 2001 9:14 AM
Having an object in your mouth all the time causes a natural "suckling" action, it can cause your teeth pain, and gum damage. Many a person I know has removed those things from their tongues, despite their fondness of them.

My pierced friend, who I found, says it shouldn't be an issue, unless you have some jewelry that has some weight to it, or large items, which you wouldn't wear that day. Some things he wears weigh as much as an ounce. He's ridden some carnie rides, and probaly didn't even think of his piercings.

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