Back when I was in high school, piercing your belly button was still a fairly subversive thing to do. Every Jane, Joan and Betty didn’t have one yet, and so there was still some sexy shock value to lifting your shirt and revealing a delicate ring sprouting from your navel.

Now, tons of girls (and guys) rock the look. But whilst perusing pics for TMZ’s “Pierced People” Contest, I noticed a new trend — a lot of young women have not just their navels pierced, but the sides of their stomachs, too. Is this what the kids are doing these days? It’s not enough to have one, you have to have three? Is this the same level of rebellion as a lone belly ring once was? Does anybody out there even know?!

[Image via TMZ]