Where have you been? Ear-gauging was the thing you old farts were freaking out about 10-15 years ago.
Personally I think gauged ears look mad unattractive. But your post does a really good job of highlighting everything wrong with the conservative mentality: "I can't understand why someone would want to do something, therefore it's bad and wrong and nobody else should do it either." Eat a fat turd from Smit's prodigious asshole.