A shameless spinoff of the tattoo thread I admit, but I didn't want to hijack it. What piercings were "allowed" and not allowed in your area, what have you got, when did you get it, and what do you think of piercings now that you are no longer a JW?
Where I lived the rule was no piercings at all for men with no exceptions. Women were alotted one hole in each ear provided it was in an earlobe before anyone gave you strange looks. I know quite a few that had 2 holes in each ear but my own mother thought it was wordly and looked down on it even though there were adults in their 30's and pioneers she respected with them.
I wanted to get my cartilage pierced when I was 17 and even though a pioneer had it she wouldn't let me get it done. I bought a clip on to wear and she called it my rebel earring all the time and wouldn't let me wear it to meetings or out in service or any witness gathering but I wore it to school for nearly a year. When I quit going to meetings I got it pierced that week and it became my first symbolic piercing. When I went away to school I got second holes in both my earlobes and a third hole in my right ear just for good measure. They represented my freedom, my commitment to my education and turning my back on JW "standards" and habits.
At the start of my second year of university I got my eyebrow pierced which marked both the end of a relationship that was a mistake and the beginning of a new one that wasn't. It also represented my new self confidence that I could make things happen in my life unlike when I was a JW.
At the end of my second year I got the side of my lip pierced when I decided to stay in the same city as my school and get a job there instead of going home for the summer. Which in a lot of ways marked when my mom realized she no longer had any influence over my life or how I chose to live it.
The specs for those that are into that kind of thing: (all jewelry is silver surgical steel unless otherwise noted)
eyebrow - 14g curved barbel (ball end); lip 14g labret side off center (ball end); right ear 18g circular barbel (ball ends, blue, titanium), 14g circular barbel x3 (cone ends); left ear 14g circular barbel x2 (cone ends)
Plans: 14g off center lip piercing on the other side. The combo of both side lip piercings is called a snakebite.