(Closed) Piercings…take it out, leave it in, or change it up?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What do I do with my piercing

    Leave it

    Let it close up

    Switch the sparkly stud for a simple small gold hoop

  • Post # 3
    3949 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I had my tongue pierced and kept it in for years, even thru my first huge job.  I took it out to get some dental work done, and just never put it back in.  It took 4days to close up.  Maybe you should switch it out to the thin small hoop for a few days or take it out for a few days to see how you like it, and if you don’t you can put it back in before it closes.

    Post # 4
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

    Personally, I would keep the stud. I have such pale skin that a sterling silver, cz stud just blends right in with my skin. It isn’t as bad as a lip or nose piercing

    Post # 5
    4996 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I have a rook piercing that I changed to a metal earring. (Just like the picture below.) No one ever notices it but I’ll probably take it out when I start job hunting. 


    Post # 6
    3201 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I say keep it and leave it as is. You can try a smaller hoop just to see if you like the look better. I have my nose and lip pierced and I’m about to be 23. Those are piercings I’ll have to take out one day, but I think that cartilage piercings look good on pretty much anyone at any age. My mom’s best friend is 50 and she has two cute little studs in her cartilage and she’s a social worker. 

    Post # 7
    5622 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I used to have a labret and nose ring.. the holes are still visibly there, but it would seriously take some work to get anything in either hole. I look very young, but I felt “too old” for them, I was 22 [currently 25], when I let them close up.

    Once in awhile I wish I still had my labret, it was SUPER cute on me, but, meh. Oh well.


    Post # 8
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    If you want to keep it, I say keep it and wear whatever you want in it.

    I have many piercings (septum, tragus, tongue, neck, two cartilage, and stretched ears), and though I am still in school, I am in a co-op program (its like an internship). Through my co-op program, I have interviewed for, and gotten positions with, major companies. I do flip my septum up and take out the jewellery from my stretched piercings, but I keep all my other jewellery in and it has never hindered me in getting a position in a corporate environment, nor has it kept me from getting stellar references.

    Thus, it really isn’t going to affect your job/your ability to get a job if it isn’t extreme. If you take your piercings out, do it for you, not because you’re worried about looking professional. Barely anyone pays attention to these types of things if they aren’t *bam* in your face sorts of things.

    EDIT: Oh, and I’d like to add, I’ve had an elementary school teacher who had several ear piercings. She didn’t try to hide them and she certainly managed to become employed and stay that way.

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