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chcl3
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Quote chcl3 Replybullet Topic: What do you do in life?
    Posted: October/15/2012 at 11:34am
Alright! So I am certainly not the only one facing fantastic comments on a daily basis:

''How will you ever get a decent job?''
''Don't you think you have ruined your future?''
''OH SO SAD. Such a pretty and wise girl, without all this on your body you could do so much more with your life!''

Interesting. So I am wondering what do you guys do in life, and how do you deal with your modifications vs. the world when it comes to work, what's your motivations and minding to keep on going?

Are you the silent ninjas with a crazy full body suit hiding under a suit and a tie? Are you the loud ones screaming at the face of the world that you rather live on social welfare than conform to their ideas?

For the piercers and tattoo artists, have you planned on doing this job or did it just happened cause of an opportunity / someone you met thru the process you we're getting modded up? If you wouldn't work in that field what do you think you would do instead? Do you think you would have all the mods you currently have / keep on having more?

LET'S SHARE OUR LIFE STORIES! Big%20Grin
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Quote tattooedtrish Replybullet Posted: October/15/2012 at 4:01pm
I've been getting those comments since I started dying my hair in middle school *rolls eyes*.

I'm a material handler at a warehouse. My employer does not mind any of my visible body modifications, and it seems like my co-workers don't mind them either. Everyone I work with actually looks forward to me coming to work with my mohawk put up, which I have done once. I make a decent wage, doing what I do and am happy with it.

After being miserable in retail (being forced to conform to what society sees as "normal") for many years I decided that I will not get a job that restricts the way I look (only if absolutely 10000000% necessary).
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Quote Keiran1980 Replybullet Posted: October/15/2012 at 7:39pm
I work in several jobs. I work in a museum, a castle, an art gallery, a book store and as a freelance tour guide. Most of my mods are hidden at work. I have 11 ear piercings on show and plan to get more but the rest are always hidden.
If I could get away with it I would love full facial tattoos.
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Even if you've never been there." - Ian Anderson
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Quote littlebeans Replybullet Posted: October/15/2012 at 7:47pm
I work in a medical office owned by the local hospital system, a very large organization. Multiple staff members (including physicians) have visible ink and our front desk girl had a labret. It's not always acceptable everywhere but some of the most professional and intelligent people I work with are modders.
Despite the high cost of living, it still remains very popular...
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Quote evalution Replybullet Posted: October/15/2012 at 11:02pm
i think there is an older thread just like this.

i am currently a social work intern in a local middle school and high school. during the school day, i take out my eyebrow jewelry and hide the rest of my mods (under hair or clothes, flipped up in my nose). honestly, i don't know if i even have to take out my eyebrow jewelry. i didn't care to ask since i've had the piercing for many moons, and i don't mind taking it out for a bit.

i previously worked as a 1:1 aide in a school and was allowed to have visible modifications.
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Quote AlisterA Replybullet Posted: October/16/2012 at 1:55am
I'm a helicopter pilot in the military. As a military Officer I am not allowed to have visible tattoos, so at the moment am restricted to places I can hide whilst in uniform. I'm looking at further tattoos on my shoulders and upper arms and partial chest, but this will all still be required to be covered. I am pondering the possibility of UV tattoos on my forearms though, still working on whether this is will be acceptable. Piercings at present are out of the question due to visibility and regulations prohibiting piercings in covered regions whilst working.

I do get questions from people when they find out I have large tattoos because they are not too common at work, although smaller ones are very common in our military - and it's also because people don't expect me to be their interpretation of someone who has tattoos.
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Quote CheapPerfume Replybullet Posted: October/16/2012 at 2:15pm
I'm a network administrator at a mid-sized general contractor. I really only work internally, so none of our clients see me, unless I travel to a job site to troubleshoot something.

I have a larger scarification piece on my forearm, lobes stretched to 7/8". Those are my visible mods. Nobody really notices my ears since I wear my hair down. My arm is very visible, unless I wear a long sleeved shirt. If I have meetings or something that day, I'll cover up my arm. I typically don't cover it though. I can see people notice it, but everyone here has mostly already asked about it, so it's not a big topic of discussion.

My parents don't know about my scarification, but they used to try to get me to stop stretching my lobes. They gave up on that after I got a "real job" after college.
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Quote chcl3 Replybullet Posted: October/16/2012 at 2:29pm
Awesomeness! Thank u all for sharing!

I'm a make up artist (special FX, bodypaints, props of all kinds, standard beauty make up, i do everything!) But i don't work full time in that field, i work occasionally on some events, short movies, photoshoots, all fun stuff!

I'm full time assistant manager in a store, we sell band tees and punk-rockish/rockabilly clothing brands (iron fist, hearts and roses, abbey dawn type o' things), so i'm actually very happy with it,  they want their staff to ''look cool'', piercings, tattoos and crazy hairstyles are more than welcome!

I'm being judged often for working in the retail for such a small wage and not looking for further carrer opportunities. I've always been struggling against society, i'm a major school dropout; halfway to my first year of high school i stopped going, then went back a year later ended up getting kicked out 2 years later for ''leading other students to fail.'' Come on, i was successfull in class, i was just an angry kid with strong opinions, but apparently speaking em out was a crime!! So, i left and never went back!

I'm happy where i am now, i'm happy in the morning when i go to work, I am free to be and look the way i want to, I think it wins over every arguments people may have!
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Quote Kissadilla Replybullet Posted: October/16/2012 at 4:36pm
I'm a medical lab scientist at a hospital. We do see patients since we double as phlebotomists. I hide my septum and wear plugs instead of tunnels at work just to keep attention away from them. I have a coworker with visible tattoos and stretched ears too; she always wears big wooden spirals in them! Then again, I live in liberal ol' Montana.
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Quote Cale Replybullet Posted: October/16/2012 at 6:29pm
I'm a piercer. Even though I work in this industry, people still give me grief over my appearance. When it comes to the public, they assume I work in a shop but still ask me what I will do when I'm older and what my family thinks. My mother is especially not accepting of body modification. :) The way I see it, is it doesn't matter what you look like, everyone judges everyone. There is no getting around it and you just have to accept it and move on.
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