Tips, comments and warnings for women traveling in Turkey.

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Post by chelsivictoria » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:04 am

I have two facial piercings. My lip and my eyebrow.
I'm going to be visiting next week and just wondering if I should get retainers for them, or if its perfectly normal to have piercings there.
I will be traveling to Ankara and staying there the duration of the trip.
Thanks for whatever information you can give me!

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Re: Piercings

Post by Tosun Saral » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:47 pm

its perfectly normal to have piercings in Ankara but many will ask you some silly questions such as why do you have piercing? what that cost? What the family says? ect ect .Many will stare at you.
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Re: Piercings

Post by Askim » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:05 pm


Its really up to you whether you leave your piercings or take them out but be prepared to be stared at even in bustling tourist resorts.

Turkish people arent shy at saying what they like when they are curious.

Have a lovely trip.

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Re: Piercings

Post by davcamp » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:43 pm

In most big cities like Ankara, Izmir, Istanbul, and in Bodrum I do not think she will get a second look for wearing a lip, nose or eyebrow piercing. Except the normal second-third looks for an attractive woman would get anyway. :D

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Re: Piercings

Post by suppiluliuma » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:56 pm

Piercing and tattoo is getting more common day bay day in metropol soicety of Turkey.
A friend of mine owns and runs a tattoo & piercing shop in Kadıköy/İstanbul.
I have many tattoos all over my body, my wife has a small rose on her right shoulder and we are in our forties.
In big cities like İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Bursa, Eskişehir etc. and Touristic places you'll have no problem.
Somebody may look or may ask, but nothing to feel disturbed.
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