Tales of Ordinary Madness, the 1981 film by Italian director Marco Ferreri. This film follows the meandering (sexual) adventures of the poet and drunk, Charles Serking, laying bare the sleaze of life in the less reputable neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
Our fashionable minds were at the time mesmerized by Ornella Mutti, sitting at a bar, on a barstool piercing her cheeks with a huge metal safety pin.

Ornella Mutti in the piercing scene.

Photography by © Fabian Cevallos/Sygma/Corbis

Above, scenes from Tales of ordinary madness (via)
Debby Harry’s solo debut, Koo-Koo, in 1981. Album cover by photographer Brian Aris and Swiss illustrator H.R. Giger (via).
We learn from this that Punk was going mainstream at the beginning of the eighties, piercing anything other than your ears still wasn’t.

Letter from Mr. Bukowski To Hans van den Broek. (via)

The film is based on one of two collections of short stories by Charles Bukowski that City Lights Publishers culled from its 1972 paperback volume Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness. (The other volume is entitled The Most Beautiful Woman in Town). Both volumes were first published in 1983 and remain in print. (knowledge from Wikipedia)

Embelleshed nose ring at Givenchy, men fall 2012. As we all know,  piercings are a true mainstream (fashion) for the past decade.

Let's make some conversation! xoxo Mimi Berlin

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