I would venture to say that a lot of people will think it is stupid simply because it um, hurts real bad? It's like, self mutilation. Most people would not want to be "branded" like an animal. It's just torture isn't it? Maybe they numb ya real good. But anyways, just because someone might think it is a stupid thing to DO doesn't mean they assume you are a stupid person. Plenty of smart people have done crazier things.