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    Question for all the peoples with tattoos and piercings and colored hair!

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    Where do you work? I have one tattoo so far. I am going to get more. No doubt about that, but I would like to get some piercing. But every business around me doesn't allow facial piercings or colored hair and all that jazz. So I was just wondering where you all work. I guess I do live in a kind of conservative area though. So that's a big part of my problem.

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    The piercing I had you could cover up. It was a sternum piercing (RIP) but I'll get it again. =P As long as you can wear the right clothes to cover it, you're good. Just make sure you're aware of the uniform. As far as hair color goes, I can't have my hair the way I want it until I go back to school...so I can't help you there. I hope to get a job at Hot Topic when I go back to school, so I CAN have my hair pink!

    Best of luck.

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    I have a Blue bird tattoo on my righthand wrist and a treagus peircing in my ear.

    I work in a Dementia Care home and my employers have no problem with tattoos aslong as they arent obscene and my boss loves my tattoo and quite a few of the people I look after do aswell. Facial piercings have to be covered or taken out on shift because of hygiene reasons but my treagus is my ear so i dont have to remove it.

    Work places are starting to get more liberal about these here in UK

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    I can't have bright colour hair though unfortunately, can have red or something smart.

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    I have a gun tattoo on my wrist and a monroe piercing along with my nose. Im a hairdresser and Im very lucky that my career is so laied back that many salons and clinets for that matter dont mind. But before that I worked at as a cashier in a home improvemen store they didnt mind about my tattoos and I could keep my piercings as long as I put a clear stud in both. Happy

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    I have bright pink and purple hair. I am a maths tutor but I speak to the parents over the phone before I meet them, so usually they're okay with it. A few people have told me they don't want me teaching their kids but oh well. I also wanna try get a job at a company that does kiddies parties. I think little girls would love a fairy with pink and purple hair xD

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    I teach dance so I have never really run into a problem with that... but then again the worst I have is an industrial

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    My tattoo is fairly easy to cover up to and most people who has seen it have liked it. It's just that most places I have applied to don't allow facial piercings. I think it would be neat to be a hairdresser, but I can barley do my own hair so I think that's out of the question.

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    Back in the day when I was in cosmetology school, I had short purplr hair. I worked at a restaurant. They didn't really allow the colored hair so I wore a bandana over it when I was working. I had my labret pierced too, but I had to take it out for work.

    When I worked at the salon, I could have the colored hair but no facial piercings.

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    For the moment I study but I work at a restaurant in the summers, they don't really care about piercings, tattoos or hair as long as it looks presentable. Small and "neutral" tattoos (text, birds, flowers) may show and some of us who works there have nose and lip piercings, it all depends on how the person wears it and as long as it's not to much. It's so common with piercings and tattoos these days.

    I think it depends on what kind of business it is, for example would you take a lawyer with multi colored hair seriously? or a doctor?

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    I'm a phlebotomist and any tattoo I have needs to be in places people can't see, you'll be amazed at how many people complain!

    I have 3 tattoos btw Happy

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    I got a job at a music store today =] They LOVE my pink and purple hair! When I went for the interview I was scared that they won't hire me because of my hair..

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    AWWW! The fairy idea is SO CUTE. I would've loved to have a fairy with pink hair at one of my parties!!!

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    Hehe I think the girls would love it. I basically get attacked by little girls when I go to the mall because they wanna hug "the pink haired lady" xD

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    I have one tatoo on my neck, I work as a graphic designer so I am aloud. depends on which company you work for. Most design firms don't alow you to go too crazy or have facial peiceings(dude, I tried spelling it three times-epic fail- BLARG)

    I only have two peicerings now, its due to my senstive skin. my skin rejects most. I wanted to get an monroe, but the body peicers said no because I am a bleeder, like really, when I got my tattoo, blod everywhere. Freaked the guy out. Didn't hurt though.

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    My visible tattoo is on my wrist. My new job has no problem with it being on show ( and one manager has them up his arms on show too). I work in a bingo hall. The last job i got (but couldn't keep) was in a phone shop. They never mentioned the tattoo as i had bright purple hair. They hired me but told me i couldn't have purple hair to work there.

    My sister's a hairdresser and she used to have her hair every colour under the sun and has a few visible tattoos which her boss didnt mind.

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    I have a tattoo under my neck and one on my wrist, along with a lip and tongue piercing (no one sees the tongue of course haha) i work at jaguar dealership and i'm actually pretty lucky. Im a receptionist and we have to be formal but no one really cares i guess? haha. I work with kids too at an after school program. whenever i dye my hair a crazy color they say, "why did you paint your hair?!?!" Its pretty cute Happy

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    I have 3 tattoos. One above my left ankle, and one on each of my shoulder blades. I purposely put them there so I can cover them up. But now I work from home as a graphic artist & massage therapist, many people don't really notice my ankle one. I did at one point had to cover it up w/ band-aids or make-up when I worked a corporate job. It all depends on where you work and their policies.

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    I do promotional work for friends. I hand out fliers in the roads for them. Loads of people take fliers from me because I stand out because of my pink hair.

    I also work for a music shop now. They don't mind my hair at all.

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    I work at a pottery place. We're all super artsy and laid back there. Honestly the customers don't care what you look like as long as you know what your talking about and can help them with their pieces and the kids that come in are fascinated by my hair color, ha ha.

    At the whole foods in my area every person who works there has more than two piercings, stretched ears, tattoos, or dyed hair, or a combination. I live in a really liberal area in California though, so it's not really a problem. It's the sort of place where people stop you on the street to compliment your tattoos and hair color, ha ha. X3

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    I wish I could live in a place like that! My town is filled with a bunch of crotchety old farts, so they don't like anything weird. I think the only place that I have seen that allows that stuff is Gamestop.

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    hmmm. i live in rural canada. i worked with a girl who had facial peircings and no one said anything to her. tattoos seemed fine as well. i used to be a teacher and worked at the department of education as well. i have a tattoo on my foot and kept it covered up. teaching is a relatively conservative profession. i didn't even attempt to show it off.

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    I work at a kindergarten ( cleaning, serving food, assisting in a child-group..), and I have two somewhat large tattoos on my calves and two lip piercings. That hasn't been a problem. Children can be curious at first, but when they ask about my piercings I just tell them that some people have holes in their ears and wear earrings, and my piercings are the same thing, just in a different place Happy They also love my new My Little Pony -tattoo! Tattoos show only during summer, when I wear a skirt.. The parents seem to be alright with my appearance also, in the end it's all about they way you act, not the way you look.. Happy

    I live in Finland, if that's relevant.

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    LMAO @ crotchety old farts! This year I worked as a crossing guard in my town and I have plans to student teach in September. I have two tattoos; a purple bat on my back and a trail of blue stars on my left leg. In the elementary school I did pre-student teaching observations at (part of the requirement for pre-practicum--this is in the US, by the way), nobody had an issue with my tattoos, and even some of the kids commented on my stars. The bat, of course, was covered up.

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    Edited to add that I have a veterinarian friend and a heavily tattooed police officer friend who is also on the bomb squad. The vet has a few tats that are covered up by work clothes, and the cop/bomb squad guy also has multiple body piercings except for his face. Everything is covered up by his uniform. But when they're off duty, both of them are free to show them off Happy

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    I worked at Gamestation in UK (left to do uni) they didn't care what i looked like tbh, although their policy is relaxed and casual, you could wear jeans and trainers, hair down, bracelets, necklaces. I dyed my hair purple then red then blue and got a tattoo on my forearm when I was there and they didn't mind.

    I have some tattoos that can be covered up with normal clothes, others will only be hidden in winter.

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    I've worked in a bunch of different type jobs. through out the years i've had pink,purple,blue hair and my nose pirced. I also have a tat on my ankle but this is what ive noticed about being yourself and work.

    1. it really depends on your employer. If you have a franchise that you work for many times all you have to do is ask your boss. I had pink and purple hair for years working at mcdonalds , but when they sold the store the new boss had me dye it brown. as for piercings all food places require it to be covered at least, however it seems even places like walmart dislike face pircings so again , ask your employer.

    2. many places are VERY acepting to tattoos now days, as long as they don't harm or offend anyone. Walmart loves tattoos

    3. the most accepting boss will always be yourself.

    sorry about the numbers, im on a list kick today!!!

    really though i've had a ton of different jobs and you'd be surprised who is and isn't ok with what you look like.

    but to answer your question

    most fast foods are ok with all but it depends on what you do there and the boss.

    Walmart and Kmart is okay with tattoos and some pircings but not colored hair (unless you have a very nice boss which i didnt)

    hotel jobs and maids don't usally care as long as you appear modest and friendly

    but the best ive found is freelance. since you are your own boss Tongue

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    police let u have tatts. (im watching a cops prog on tv atm Tongue )

    freelance ftw Tongue

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    I know that Hobby Lobby, as conservative as the company is, will allow you some visible tattoos. Not sure about hair color though. I don't work there but I have a habit of striking up conversation with the cashiers, lol.

    Also, the Walmarts in my part of the Midwest allow for pretty much everything--tattoos, piercings, anything and everything right down to bright blue and red hair. Maybe it's because one's in a college town and the other's in a town full of young people and democrats, haha.

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    Its allllll about mastering the art of disguise =P I have 11 piercings, 2 tattoos with blue, green and purple hair and I work at a company that manufactures and sells temperature monitoring systems for medical refrigerators and freezers. It's an office job so I have to look professional and "normal." To do that I invested in a very nice long brown wig with bangs (which covers up my hair, one of my tattoos and all my ear piercings), I take out my lip ring because it’s the only "visible" piercing I have and then wear nice clothing. It's pretty simple really, just try to consider choosing a spot for your piercings and tattoos that can easily be covered every day. Hope that helps ^_^

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    I know that Hot Topic and Fishbone let workers have tattoos. The Joanne Fabrics near my house also had a cashier with dark purple hair. You should look around, especially in malls and opther places young people frequent. But you should never risk not having money when you're on your own so you can have cool hair and skin Tongue