If there are both “clean” and “unclean” girls with nose rings, why does that automatically give “clean” girls a bad rap? Well, I don’t in the sense that I couldn’t care less about a woman other than my girlfriend finding me attractive, but I *DO* in the sense that it might have impact on whether I get an offer or not.

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I am curious – are there any safety reasons why wearing a a nose ring instead of a stud or horsehoe would be a bad idea? Most of the replies to your post have covered what I want to say pretty well, but I wanted to respond anyway with some more perspective. “…until I realized I couldn’t get the type of job I wanted because of it.”

I can see requiring people to be neat and clean, but the community presumably has people with piercings and tattoos in it too and it seems to me a work force that better reflects the variety in the community would be appealing. If you’re more of a fine-jewelry person, scan through our gold, silver and diamond collections to find the perfect piece for an elegant look. ), You: Did that hurt? This is a rather big leap of “logic.” He presumably has lots of people to choose from, so it’s no sweat of his back, but latching onto a single data point is not an ideal way to make complex/important decisions.


I wouldn’t care if a guy had hippie hair. If it’s relevant to your hiring that you think women with nose-rings and tattoos are unattractive, that says much more about your hiring practices than it says about the women who choose these kinds of body modifications. The only time my “foot” tattoo was a problem was in Federal court in Arizona (yuck memories).

Upvote 7. $25. It would be a sign that it wasn’t a place I’d want to work and I’d be okay with trying again until I found a group of people who didn’t care.

Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. So. I was quite strongly sought after for this role, and I did make sure to specifically inquire about the policy, as I know a company that takes issue with this is a company that’s a bit more controlling than I’d feel comfortable with.

I have a professional, white-collar 9-5 job, and a number of visible piercings and tattoos. She was dressed professionally but still go told off for a small nose stud. The other person also argued I was being elitist by saying you can’t get an apartment under $1400 here. It might be a sensitivity thing more than an infection (though they do present similarly). If you’re a child of the 90s, own that.

Piercings? I’d just say something like, “I have half sleeve tattoos and a septum ring and wanted to make sure that having these visible at work isn’t going to be an issue or a strong cultural mismatch.” But at this stage, I think Alison’s advice is spot on of (respectfully) telling rather than asking, and citing that you had already addressed this with HR. I know my experience is (sadly) by no means the norm, but there is (maybe) hope for the world!

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I have a nose piercing (a small stud) that I got when I was at my last job. Like he thinks he has a gotcha. Shudder. I would go more along the lines of “By the way, I had asked Jane about any company rules on piercings and she assured me there aren’t any — but I wanted to confirm with you, as I have a small nose ring that I typically wear, and I didn’t want it to be a surprise on Monday.” This way you’re not explicitly telling (agreed with above, not the right way to start of a relationship with a new boss), but you’re not making it a full question either, since you have already confirmed and it should be ok. But I would never have a facial piercing myself.

Our new marketer has very visible tattoos on her calves, and she frequently wears skirts/dresses. But in practice, don’t most hiring decisions come down to one or two subtle differences between candidates? There is a difference between making a point and being rude. My husband does a lot of hiring, at his tech firm and visible tattoos and facial piercings and weird hair colors don’t generally get hired.

Sorry you can’t see that. I have a nose stud and a constantly runny nose (unless I take my allergy meds! Maybe now that I’ve gotten allergy shots I could try again…. You got called out, rightfully imo, for a problematic comment. Particularly since a septum piercing is a more … aggressive? But also, I’m not actually the same person as I was back then so comparing the two is dangerous. And blue/green hair. I regret taking my nose stud out when I started my job, so I’m glad they can work with you on this. If the piercing is not completely healed or is infected, do not use non-metal jewelry in it. Check, check, and check. Once you receive an offer, accept and start a job, you can then get a feel for the environment … much like seeing how others dress and if open-toed shoes in the summer are ok or out of the norm … Just the thought of it makes me think, OW. The comments are getting way to liberal on one end, and on the other end, you word one thing the wrong way, you getting eaten alive.

It’s exceedingly frustrating that our value is often tied up in our looks, not skills. I’ve found that as my piercing is fairly unobtrusive, I wait until the ‘any further questions’ portion of a face to face interview and bring it up then (I have a piercing, not able to take it out, do you have a policy against etc etc). The decision to not continue with the hire would be based solely on the fact that you are bothering me over something not at all work related. I agree to Target collecting my personal information to improve Target's retail offering, conduct product and market research, and analyse my purchasing and online activity. Oh, because I left off some not so nice ones. It might be a reason to do some introspection re: your viewpoint on this topic.

My eyebrow piercing was my least painful body mod. Well sure. Personal lives should stay personal in a workplace, come in do your job and then go do what you want.


), but I’ve had mine since 2007 and have changed the jewelry one time. See, the question was – do piercings make one less employable or seem less professional. There are also clear retainers the second writer could use. This is all in general terms, and there is variety between industries (eg, creative, IT and non-customer facing roles are generally more accepting) and within individual organisations. Actually the standard is no make-up, no jewelry and no artificial nails. It’s not super-conservative, but you can do it pretty reasonably with Mary Jane type shoes.

I have had a nose piercing since 2010, and I have never worn visible jewelry to an interview or to work. That area has many nooks and crannies and parks, and last year a teacher was raped in one on the way to school. There was also a comment or 2 here about “well Manhattan is not the only place in the world..” This is when posting here is getting exhausting as I think the dynamic is changing.

First, me aside, the nitpicking started on Tinker about how the end of one of her comments were snarky, when it wasn’t, and then Tinker had to defend herself. The first writer has me wondering if her piercing is not completely healed or even infected. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, hopefully we can concentrate on other conversational subjects.. :). Though I will say I like that people don’t make a big deal out of them. Thanks for such a thoughtful reply. I’m so used to having it in that I don’t even think to take it out before interviews. oh. Very festive! The owners just about died. I can’t see where anyone got upset at you for assuming the OP was a woman (correct me if I’m wrong), but I can see where people were upset for you referring to the female OP as a “girl,” because “girl” is dismissive and, frankly, kind of insulting. Of course, ethically it’s not the same – people can choose to have piercing or tattoos. I might do a retainer if I were interviewing at other places for a higher job I might, but probably not. We employees convinced the owners to keep her on (mostly because we wanted a less strict dress code and were hoping she’d blaze a trail), but – alas – she was a horrible worker and we all ended up begging for her to be let go a few weeks later. You can find it at an affordable price.

And this may be a blog, but I don’t want to waste a real OP’s time guiding them to a neighborhood they have no business going to. When I go into Journey’s or Zumies to buy something for my kids (or Vans for myself, even though I’m several hundred years old) almost all the counter staff there have piercings, gauges, and/or lots of tats. i even receive many ‘headhunter’ calls based on my linkedin profile, where my profile picture shows my pixie-short bleach-white platinum hair (and dark roots) and stretched lobes. It’s because in your answer you said something really inappropriate and offensive, and I think you’re missing that.