It is to shock. Why else do it?
-mrs_slats eventually starts to backtrack, but wank is ongoing. I'm sure she'll blame it on hormones.
ETA: The reason I posted this is not because of the "OH NO DON'T STARE AT ME" thing, but that mrs_slats said that getting body mods means you want people to stare at you. Feel free to wank over the staring point also, and possibly over Eddie Vedder's inability to enunciate.