and the funny thing is, is that my hair is mostly black but I have big chunks of purple and pink that they don't care about. it's like....what? my hair can be crazy but I can't wear normal shirts? or keep maybe a nose ring in? haha I went to cosmetology school so for me to have wild hair is kind of a must. I'm glad they didn't make me dye it all black. I've had to do that before and it made me so sad.
my girlfriend does beauty therapy and she has to take all her piercings out and her nose closed up… it makes her sad coz, its part of her identity. they say to the girls on the course that because of what course they are on, the girls are all considered ‘easy’ and ‘slags’ by people yet they wont let people break that mould. and i hate to think what happens when my girlfriend gets her dreads. its not that people don’t understand or accept… its that they don’t WANT to understand or accept it.
they won't let me wear retainers or skin colored/clear plugs :/ kinda sucks, but I've had everything for so long that I'm not worried about my piercings closing or anything. and yeah for my ears it's kind of a lose lose 'cause I look cute with my hair up haha but whatevs. People suck.
i forgot to say congratulations with the job btw !
and that really is stupid. i do however, believe the company you work for does affect ‘image’ as far as ive noticed… i go into video game stores or fashion stores, and they dont seem to mind it, but when you go into big chain super markets, food places, and stuff like that you never see a modded/pierced person.
my girlfriends dad works in a local council and in order to keep his job position he has to keep his hair short opposed to his previous long hair before the promotion. i dont understand why people cant just leave it be. its like they want everyone to be the same
it really wasn't that hard getting the job because when I go in for applications, and interviews, I make sure I look as nice and professional as possible and I am the most outgoing, sweet and friendly person ever. It sucks, but I know that society as a whole right now doesn't accept the way I like to look.
according to my mum i have a problem with conforming to a normal haircut aswell so it makes me unpresentable apparently :P im not really much of a ‘dress up smart’ person, but i would do my best for an interview. society is rotten to the core!
I actually just recently got a job at a clothing store here called Ross. I consider myself really lucky to have gotten it, but i do have to wear long sleeves because of my tattoos and make sure the shirt covers my chest because of my chest piece. I have to take out all of my piercings and make sure my hair is covering my ears even though I take out my plugs.
i would happily wear long sleeves to cover tattoos coz i think short sleeved button shirts look retarded, but it bothers me they make people take out their piercings… could you wear clear retainers in your lips or do they not let you wear them either? and the whole taking out your plugs is really stupid… some people i know have been asked at school or college to take thier plugs out, and when they have they were told to put them back in because people find the saggy lobes ‘disgusting’ or whatever… i find it irritating that people’s discomfort with the way somebody chooses to look can be so much that they wish to take away the things they love/take care of.
I live in Chicago. :) I had my septum stretched to an 8. not very big, but it was seriously the worst pain ever. sucked SO bad.
im only going to a 4 or 5 >.< i really like chunky BCR’s in ears and horseshoes in noses. i think the small ones dont look right. and i see, i was wondering if you have had any problems with jobs. im looking for a job at the moment and i cant find one and thats without being heavily modded… however when i leave collage, i want to get an apprentiship in hairdressing so it wont matter if i am or not… but im just trying to be prepared for the future and stuff if you get me ?
awh don't be jealous! It's taken me like 5 years to get to this haha but I've closed them and started all over again like 3 times. it definitely takes a lot of time, but I'm lucky I have really healthy lobes. I could probably stretch as big as like 3 inches but I don't wanna get that big haha
oh i have plenty of lobe to stretch… its just they fucking hate it for some reason… when i can use sillicones properly it will probably take it ok ( i hope) i wanna stretch my septum too so i hope that takes it better than my lobes. but ive kinda found my own process with my ears now so i can progress slowly :) do u live in the uk or america btw?
my target for my ears is 45mm though i am thinking i will go 50mm coz its a nice round number, and its 2 inches… but ive been stretching for over a year, and im only at around 9mm and 7mm (coz i have to use tape) … my ears are shit, and dont stretch very well. i get blowouts if i go 2mm at a time even if ive given them months to heal… i have had to downsize so many times, and one ear ive had to start from pretty much the beginning twice… and my dad hates it so i do it behind his back so i have to take it slow haha… but yea. jealousy is here… xD