Is it weird for guys with long hair to wear earrings?

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17 Feb 2024, 5:06 pm

Do you think it's weird for guys with long hair to wear earrings?

I remember when I was in school, plenty of boys had long hair and plenty of boys wore earrings (usually one, occasionally two), but hardly any of them had both earrings and long hair. The majority of the boys I knew with earrings had very short hair (quite often buzz cuts). In fact, even after school I rarely saw long-haired guys with earrings. I always used to wonder why long-haired guys didn't wear earrings but short-haired guys did. Maybe people thought long hair and earrings together was "gay" (considering even in liberal New York, homophobia was pretty widespread in schools).



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17 Feb 2024, 5:16 pm

Not wearing earrings alongside long hair is probably a choice for some people not to give an impression of, like you say, being gay or being trans.

Some people don't want to appear that way (because it doesn't correlate with their projected self image) and not because they are necessarily transphobic or homophobic.



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17 Feb 2024, 5:19 pm

Maybe the long hair covered the ears so you didn't notice the earrings.


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17 Feb 2024, 6:23 pm

I don't think so. Anything goes these days and I'm thankful for that.


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17 Feb 2024, 6:38 pm

no - plenty of people wear earrings...Where have you been? Gender and/or sexuality don't even enter in the the equation at all these days.



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17 Feb 2024, 6:46 pm

DanielW wrote:
no - plenty of people wear earrings...Where have you been? Gender and/or sexuality don't even enter in the the equation at all these days.


It depends on where you live - some places are more conservative than others and on who you ask, some people, especially older people, can have different expectations and standards and ideas when it comes to such things.



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18 Feb 2024, 12:18 am

Maybe because long hair tends to conceal earrings so why wear them if they're not going to be seen for the jewellery they are? Maybe that's why short haired guys would wear them vs. long haired. OR, maybe just as many long haired guys wore them and their hair concealed them so you never noticed them.

My ~9yo nephew has long hair (never had a haircut! maybe never will) & earrings. He decided a couple years ago when his parents went for piercings (I think his dad has one ear pierced, mom has a handful of piercings) that he wanted both his ears pierced.


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18 Feb 2024, 5:09 am

Guys that are in heavy metal bands usually have long hair and quit often also wear earrings. There are probably people that thinks this looks weird. On the other hand for every "outlook" or "style" there are some people that thinks it looks weird.


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18 Feb 2024, 6:56 am

depends on who is looking. It is probably easier to be decoratively different in areas with larger populations than in smaller more socially rigid areas of society. Today most folks (in the USA at least) decorate themselves however they choose with only obscenity/nakedness laws to confine their choices. Even those laws vary wildly from location to location. Do what is right for you.


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06 May 2024, 10:22 pm

I'm a guy and have 2 piercing in my left ear, 1 in my right ear. Sometimes I wear hoops, other times studs. I don't have long hair though, I shave my head.


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06 May 2024, 10:24 pm

When I was a kid all the dudes in rock bands had long hair and earrings. :)



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07 May 2024, 6:36 am

I heard that a guy wearing only one earring meant he was identifying as being gay. It's like how the punks had wild heir so they could advertise being punk & find other punks. I'm not sure if the guys wearing a single earring thing is true or not but that is the stereotype I heard & some of the gay guys I've known wore only one earring. In regards to the long hair, almost all the gay guys I've known who were not trans had shorter hair. I think guys with long hair wanted to seem like kewl metal-heads & thought wearing earrings would make them seem trans.


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07 May 2024, 7:11 am

nick007 wrote:
I heard that a guy wearing only one earring meant he was identifying as being gay. It's like how the punks had wild heir so they could advertise being punk & find other punks. I'm not sure if the guys wearing a single earring thing is true or not but that is the stereotype I heard & some of the gay guys I've known wore only one earring. In regards to the long hair, almost all the gay guys I've known who were not trans had shorter hair. I think guys with long hair wanted to seem like kewl metal-heads & thought wearing earrings would make them seem trans.


No. Its goes this way: Women wear rings on both ears. Men just wear one earring. Like the pirates of old supposedly did, or the way Gypsy men do...or something. But then ...when you wear that one ring..."it's on the left ear if your gay, and on the right ear if you're straight...or is it....on the right ear if you're gay ...and on the left ear if you're straight..." Everyone I worked with back in the 80's KNEW it was "one or the other", but no one could ever remember which way the rule went! :lol:



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07 May 2024, 7:21 am

At my first job guys could only ware earrings if there was one in each ear. I worked as a dish-washer at a restaurant in a hard-core conservative area. I never wore jewelry so I didn't care to question the reasoning behind that policy.


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07 May 2024, 11:06 am

naturalplastic wrote:
nick007 wrote:
I heard that a guy wearing only one earring meant he was identifying as being gay. It's like how the punks had wild heir so they could advertise being punk & find other punks. I'm not sure if the guys wearing a single earring thing is true or not but that is the stereotype I heard & some of the gay guys I've known wore only one earring. In regards to the long hair, almost all the gay guys I've known who were not trans had shorter hair. I think guys with long hair wanted to seem like kewl metal-heads & thought wearing earrings would make them seem trans.


No. Its goes this way: Women wear rings on both ears. Men just wear one earring. Like the pirates of old supposedly did, or the way Gypsy men do...or something. But then ...when you wear that one ring..."it's on the left ear if your gay, and on the right ear if you're straight...or is it....on the right ear if you're gay ...and on the left ear if you're straight..." Everyone I worked with back in the 80's KNEW it was "one or the other", but no one could ever remember which way the rule went! :lol:


This was true when I was a little kid, but by the time I got my ears pierced it was pretty normal for guys to pierce both, especially if they were gauging them as well.

I never stretched my ears, but I did pierce them with a 6 so the hole is about 5mm or so, even all these years later.


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07 May 2024, 12:16 pm

When I was younger I read in a satire magazine that a guy who wore one earring in his right ear meant he was gay and not afraid to show it.

If a guy wore one earring in his left ear, it meant he was straight but a bit on the wild side.

If someone of any gender wore a ring through both nostrils in their nose, it meant they were bisexual, or they ate human flesh.

I told you it was a satire magazine. :lol: