My sister's a RN (or she will be after tomorrow -- yea licensing exam!), and at the hospital, piercings have to be kept to a minimum (for health and sanitation purposes) and tattoos need to be concealed. If she worked in a psych ward, it'd be more strict. No tattoos (they can trigger hallucinations in some patients) and no piercings at all because they can cause injury should the nurse be attacked by a deranged patient.
As for me, I'm going to be doing medical school interviews within the next two years or so, and I've been warned that I need to dye my hair back to its normal color and that I can't have any piercings show. medical schools can and will reject me for looking like a cartoon.
I've got a buddy in the military, and he wnats some piercings done, but he can't till his service is up. And yet, tattoos are ok?
Then there's Disneyland. You should see the dress code forworking at Disneyland. Definitely no piercings other than girls having one earring in each ear. No facial hair (uner this rule, Walt Disney himself could not have been employed at Disneyland!). Minimal makeup and jewelry.
Anyway, these are all things to consider when getting a piercing. I know plenty of pierced people, but they get jobs at places like record shops, bars, bookstores, indie coffeehouses (no Starbucks!), and the like. Defintiely ask for a copy of the dress code when you ask for an application for work.
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