I think that's a good idea for an article. There are many meanings to a pentagram both in the East and West. I think of it as the four elements under Will (Spirit/Divinity).
I remember a while back doing some safety work in a Dubai businessman's home. When he learned I was looking at investing in property he suggested Dubai which was going through a property boom at the time.
"It sounds interesting" I said"But my religion isn't welcome there"
"No, no" He replied " Dubai very open, we have Catholics, Coptic, Protestant. All types of Christian"
"That's excellent" I said "Thing is..(I reached under my shirt and produced my pentagram)..I'm not a Christian"
The look of confusion on the guys face was very comical, and he politely changed the subject and made us tea. About a week later the Dubai property bubble burst with orders dropping off like someone had thrown the order book off a cliff. To this day I wonder if he thinks I, rather than market forces, had something to do with it.
On the allergy front have you considered going to the local piercing parlour and talking to the staff? They may be able to come up with a solution to your not being able to wear earrings as this must be a problem they have come across before. Perhaps some sort of silicon or plastic loop or coating?
Last edited by Ninjahedgewych; 12/16/10 03:49 PM.