Yeah same here..whenever I see anybody with them I get the urge to put them back in but like you say when it comes to jobs it's kind of sticky really. I'll just stick with tattoos.
I had gauges in my ears back in high school. I'm glad I got rid of them before I did some permanent damage.
They're basically investments in future unemployment in my eyes, unless you're going into the entertainment industry or something where standards are a bit more relaxed.
It's like anal. It only hurts the first couple of times.