How did it become fashionable to poke a hole in your ear lobe and then use it to put jewelry on? And after that happened, who decided that it was perfectly normal, but that poking holes in other parts of yourself or more holes in your ear was weird?
Not saying I disagree with Pres. Hinckley's statement that men ought not to wear earrings and women should stick to one pair or less. Just saying that it seems like the whole piercing thing is pretty strange, and that the difference between poking holes in yourself and not poking holes in yourself is much larger than the difference between just putting one set of holes in a specific spot and putting multiple holes in various places.