I was once fired from a job...seriously. I left that day crying - I had never been fired before (& haven't been since). Where was a fired from? Good old Wal-Mart. Why? Because I had a nose piercing that I refused to remove (to be honest, I tried removing it most days but it always hurt & bled and made my nose turn bright red). Here is a picture of me with said nose ring - can you spot it??
It's actually quite small (I wear the smallest diamond that I can find - well not a real diamond, but you get it). I like my nose ring, it gives my face a little sparkle - and also got me fired from a job. So that brings me to my current thoughts....am I getting to old for it?
The other day I was at the park with my son and saw a mom in her early thirties talking and I noticed she had a tongue ring and the first thought that popped into my mind was "that lady is way to old to have a tongue ring." But wait, don't I have a tongue ring? (Yes in fact I do) And isn't this lady only a few years older than me? (Yes she is) So does that mean that I'm too old to have a tongue ring? (I honestly don't know)
I've realized that as I've modified my body in one way or another (weather it be piercings or tattoos) they have become a part of me - I don't even notice them most days. But that doesn't mean that other people don't notice them. So my question to you all is - do you think there is a day that you remove things like belly/tongue/nose rings if not for the fact that you've gotten to "old", for the reason that it might cost you a job (and in my age - they are supposed to be careers)? I'm contemplating my choices as I'm finishing my last year of grad school and going out into the career world.....but then again, I am who I am - and I like me - shouldn't others accept me?