Peircings - page 2

HI I was wondering what every one thought of the idea of peircings in the nursing proffession. I've never really seen a nurse with a facial peircing. I start my clinicals in the fall, and curantly... Read More

  1. by   Still Riding
    Originally Posted by Alnamvet
    In case I didn't say it before, real low rent

    I'm sorry I had to laugh at this response, because it is the same one that I got from my mother over the phone "Real low class, really low class" to be exact, but i never told my fater before I came home, and it took him over 20 minutes to see it and even then it was pointed out.

    jaimealmostRM- a "tragus" piercing is when you peice the little lump of cartilage that covers your ear cannal at the front.(it is actually called your tragus) I'm sorry that is not a good description of it...but tried.sorry
    Last edit by Still Riding on Apr 22, '04 : Reason: really bad grammar, i'm sure it's not perfect, but a little better at least
  2. by   TinyNurse
    I took all facial piercings out during school clinicals. It was required.
    I still take all facial piercings out during work. it is required.
    nose nape of neck eyebrow and tongue . i have 16 in all.( sorry i don't have a comma button that works on this keyboard)
    piercings are fun and they are great. just not appropriate in the professional nursing setting. if you plan on getting more. plan on them being btn. so that way not noticed by patients or mgmt.
  3. by   TinyNurse
    let me add that I DO leave my tragus piercing IN. it's never been noticed by admin.......
  4. by   chaosRN
    jaimealmostRN, try this link if you want to see a picture of a tragus piercing. I don't wear a hoop there (or anywhere) I have a small curved barbell.

    http://www.tribalectic.com/glrydetails3.asp?UID=10675

    Originally posted by flinky23
    ...so side rails manage to hit me right at the level of that ring EVERY time. Still not sure if it is staying or going...LOL
    When I first had my navel pierced, (10yrs ago) it kept hitting my jeans. Hurt like H***. Mine took a few months to heal completely & I've loved it ever since!!
  5. by   erilynn17
    Im going to be starting nursing school and I was wondering about this too...I have 4 in each ear, 1 in the cartilige in each side, 1 in my tragus, 1 nipple (got it done 2 weeks ago! i think I want another!), 1 navel, and a tattoo...I figured I would probably take out 2 earrings in each ear when I start working though. I love piercings, but I'm running out of places to pierce!!! I work in a hopsital pharmacy now and no one's ever said anything seriously to me, although someone told me the policy is 2 holes per ear only. Oh, and with all my piercings, I'm still freaking out b/c I have to get a PPD test this week and I'm petrified of shots!
  6. by   dianah
    Just be careful, and choose piercers carefully! Got called in one weekend to drain a pocket of pus in a woman's breast that was d/t an infected nipple piercing. The infection was VERY painful for her, but it increased her cup by one size on that side! Carry on!
  7. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I had clinicals in a hospital where one of the surgeons had facial piercings, long bleached hair, and even wore those "Wild Eyez" contact lenses. He had some that were red and orange spirals. It looked awful, so unprofessional. He never followed isolation precautions, either.
    A nurse could never get away with looking like this doc did.
  8. by   LydiaGreen
    Quote from Still Riding
    HI I was wondering what every one thought of the idea of peircings in the nursing proffession. I've never really seen a nurse with a facial peircing. I start my clinicals in the fall, and curantly have an eyebrow ring, which i will probly change to a barbell in the summer
    Check with your college or university's dresscode for clinicals - my school allowed only one ear piercing in each ear lobe. NO other piercings. Our clinical instructor was fine with those who had two piercings in their lobes but enforced anything beyond that. Tatts had to be covered. We had one student who had to wear a long sleeved shirt under his uniform because he had tattoos on both forearms - they were tasteful, nothing offensive but, this was enforced. Tongue rings and eyebrows rings had to be removed. So, check the dresscode for clinicals at your school. Our's even had a code for the length of necklaces (to prevent confused or violent patients from grabbing them).
  9. by   rollingstone
    Quote from Still Riding
    HI I was wondering what every one thought of the idea of peircings in the nursing proffession. I've never really seen a nurse with a facial peircing. I start my clinicals in the fall, and curantly have an eyebrow ring, which i will probly change to a barbell in the summer so that my empoyer (I'm a server in a restorant for the summers) can have their way, (barbells are easier to take in and out, the ball screws on and off, whereas a ring you need plyers)

    I only got the peircing for fun, something temperary and harmless to do in first year University, I only want it for a year or two. Just wondering if there are any other nurses out their with facial peircings, and what you do about them while at work. and if anyone has an opinion they feel like adding too.
    Kids today! I must be getting old.
  10. by   JWRN
    I personally do not think it is professional for health care providers to have body piercings showing, especially eybrows, tongues, noses, lips...Ears are fine as long as it is tasteful no big hoops long dangly ones...I would not ask for another nurse if I had one that had all this stuff, I would just not think of her/him as being professional...I have nothing against them I think they look pretty cool...My neice has her navel pierced....Body piercings and tatoos can be very tasteful...

    I have tatoos, I make sure they are covered and not visible when I do patient care...I am in the process of getting my third tatoo soon in a couple of weeks....

    just my 2 cents worth....
  11. by   traumaRUs
    Our hospital doesn't permit facial piercings except two in each ear and it is enforced. tattoos must also be covered. I'm fine with this. Since nursing is a profession, once should act and look professional. What is going on under your clothes is your business.
  12. by   IMustBeCrazy
    Bear in mind that while you may hang around with social peers that think body piercings are great, you care for people that may not share your enthusiasm. Many older people in my area are shocked and disgusted by body piercings/tattoos. And, since they ultimately pay our wages, I think it's a good idea to be humble.

    On a health note, I really hope all people with a fetish for piercings and tattoos are getting screened for Hep C regularly.
  13. by   critcarenurse16
    My facility has a dress code that is very strict about piercings-they are not allowed where they can be seen (except ears). Ear rings are not allowed to have hoops or anything that can get caught on anything.

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