poorandweird wrote:I am mos def getting my nose and back of my neck pierced when i go to uni. I'm not being funny but i intend on working in science and not necessarily with the public, and when i'm at uni for three years nobody's going to give a shit anyway.
Yeah... It's pretty looked down upon here in the States still. I've got 15 piercings, most you can't see when my hair's down, but I still have to hide my septum when I go to NOAA headquarters... I wish piercings were as "normal" as tattoos are nowadays--it's really frustrating when people jump to the conclusion that you don't know what you're doing and don't work hard because of metal you've put through your body. One of my bosses in Hawaii did that--he didn't even give me a chance to prove myself first; he was persuaded once he talked to my other boss who praised my hard work and efforts in the lab.
I also had the same problem with my first academic advisor, who decided I was not disciplined enough [or something] for science the first time we met because I had a blue and green mohawk with piercings and a vest, even though I came in straight from high school with 28 college credits and graduated 12th in my class (out of 261).
I think it's ridiculous how quick people are to judge you, especially in today's society. Body modifications are part of our culture--you can't judge someone because they've decided to change something about themselves!
Sorry for the rant.