Disturb you to see a tongue pierced? - page 5

Do you think it's okay to wear a tongue-ring to work as a nurse, or other direct patient services aspect?... Read More

  1. by   IowaKaren
    Well, the piercing that threw me for a loop the most was what I saw during my L&D clinical setting during Nursing I. I asked the primary nurse I was following if the Dr.'s now use staples for episiotomies and she replied, "Oh no, that's not a staple. That's a piercing!" :imbar Uff, took me back a bit. :chuckle
  2. by   Dixen81
    :chuckle
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Feeling no desire to get anything pierced down THERE :stone
  4. by   IowaKaren
    I was surprised she didn't have her nipples pierced also, would have made interesting first latch experience! :roll
  5. by   Roxy1wanna
    I have had mine pierced for 7 years now and I have been a nurse for 4. I always wear my special 'nude' ring to work. I have never had a patient even notice I'm wearing one. In fact on day some co-workers and I were discussing the act when I showed them mine. All of them were in shock having never noticed it before.
  6. by   Robinellah
    Piercing is a personal choice.
    If you can speak without a lisp or whatever then I think it is fine.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Originally posted by Robinellah
    Piercing is a personal choice.
    If you can speak without a lisp or whatever then I think it is fine.
    The few people i've met with them kept poking them out of their mouth and also lisped. Gave me the creeps.
  8. by   S.Lunsford RN
    No offense to anyone who has a tongue ring, but my dad always told me if God wanted extra holes in my body he would have put them there. Mind you inspite of my dad, I did get a second hole placed inmy ears, but that is all. I don't agree with body piercing, but that is just my opinion, everyone is entitled to opinions and actions--do as u feel.
  9. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    I had my tongue pierced - in the past I have since taken it out since every time you become sick it seems to become really annoying...

    I wouldnt care if someone had one as long as the barbell wasnt long - when you first get it pierced it is about a one-inch barbell (depending on the person) to allow for swelling and then you can move down at about two weeks to a smaller one and then an even smaller one later on...

    When I finally took mine out my barbell was very short - I want to say around a half inch... I would have to search for it and measure it tho...

    I dont think people should have (or keep) a huge clanking barbell in their mouths for work - it does sort of slosh around and get in the way of speech...
  10. by   EMTI19
    I have had my tongue pierced for 6 yrs with no complications or impeded speech. I have never taken it out and have known people for years and they don't know I have it. It is not large and I don't play with it. I think it is acceptable.
  11. by   LilRedRN1973
    stick the 14 gauge needle through,
    lol...mine was pierced with a 10 gauge...and no, it didn't hurt. My belly button hurt much worse! I have had my tongue, nose, belly button, and a few other areas pierced. They have all been removed except my belly button. I loved my nasal piercing (it was a tiny diamond stud in my nostil) but didn't want it to affect my getting a job so out it came before my interview. The tongue piercing was taken out when I heard from not one, not two, but three different dentists how damaging they are to your teeth. My sister had the healthiest, strongest teeth until she got her tongue pierced. A year after getting it done, she ended up with 12 cavities in her mouth! But of course, she still has the damn thing in...........
  12. by   Dave ARNP
    Originally posted by fergus51
    I don't want to be too risquee on the bb, but he says if a girl has a tongue ring she will probably suck...... And says the same about a guy.
    Could be label people just a little bit more? I think someone might have a little bit of dignity left and we needa quash that.

    Dave, who's not ring'ed up... but has no problem with it
  13. by   Trekzilla
    I'm not sure...I know it's your body and your choice and all, but at WORK??
    Let's show a little decorum, PLEASE!

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