And you thought a thong beneath whites was bad...

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A girl in my class has several surface piercings. If you don't know what that is exactly, it's when the piercer takes a stud - much like the ones used in ears, but instead of an earring back it has a little flat disc welded onto it - and makes a tiny cut in the skin, inserts the stud and voila! It looks like a diamond (cubic zirconia) is sitting on the surface of your skin - kind of like the little sparkly stud nose rings.

Anyway, a girl in my class has one of these piercings RIGHT ABOVE HER BUTT CRACK! No lie. She also insists on folding over the top band of her scrubs "to make them fit better", which shorten the top part of the scrubs which makes her butt - and her piercing - show every time she bends over. Once, a patient got a real good long look too. And the nurses at the nursing home won't even talk to her because she offended so many of the residents. Our instructor has talked to her about her pants but she still hasn't done anything about it!

I just think it's funny...and slightly annoying. I have tattoos on my arms. I ALWAYS wear a long sleeved short so that they're not showing. I also take my nose ring out before clinical. This is our school policy. It's kind of annoying that I go to such lengths to follow policy and she keeps flashing her butt to people without consequence.

So...hot pink/red/blue/polka dotted thongs beneath whites are NOT the worst thing in the world lol. I think the only thing worse than a diamond above your butt crack would be a tramp stamp LMAO.

TheCareerStudent

TheCareerStudent

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I have a "tramp stamp" and my husband happens to think it is pretty hot! :rolleyes:

JROregon

JROregon, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Infusion. Has 5 years experience. 710 Posts

Thank you for that visual. I'll be imagining a that butt-crack embellishment as I take my final today.

llg

llg, PhD, RN

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I don't understand why the instructor is allowing it to continue. Once she got "talked to," then that should be the end of it. If she continued doing it after she was told not to, she should be sent home.

ComeClarity

ComeClarity

101 Posts

She's probably not folding her pants down just because they "fit better" that way - she probably wants everyone to see her buttcrack dermal piercing. Blegh. I have body piercings too, but I know that they need to be covered up in a professional setting. I've been told by a professional piercer that dermals almost always end up getting infected without fail - why would she want it to potentially be exposed to infected body fluids?

Despareux

Despareux

938 Posts

Sexy-fying a butt crack just seems over the top. The girl must really like her butt crack.

chinacatSN

chinacatSN

144 Posts

I have a "tramp stamp" and my husband happens to think it is pretty hot! :rolleyes:

LMAO - but you don't go walking around at clinicals, showing it to old men and cardiac patients, do you?

The girl also has a dermal right above her boob cleavage too...now, all she needs is to pierce her toe cleavage and she'll have all bases covered! At least she wears a shirt beneath her scrubs that covers the boob one...

Yeah, I don't understand it either...one girl in class got in trouble for having a retainer in her tongue - not her tongue ring, but a clear retainer...and I know I'd be in trouble if I left my nose ring in...so why don't they make her cover her butt piercing? I think it's because the instructors don't usually actually SEE it, and the other students aren't going to be the ones who go running to the instructor to tattle, so unless the instructor sees it or the patient says something she's not going to get in trouble. What's really annoying, is that it seems like she wants people to see it, but then she makes comments like, "Gosh, it's so annoying how my pants won't stay up!" or "My pants keep falling down because I don't have a butt!" Kinda like the skinny girl who complains of being overweight - super annoying and obviously contrived.

sandyfeet

sandyfeet

Specializes in Emergency Nursing. Has 5 years experience. 413 Posts

Now I feel old. Not only did I not know what a surface piercing was, I feel disturbed over it! Right next to the spine AND the anus? :barf01:

We thought we were such rebels sticking safety pins through our belly buttons in the 90's...

chinacatSN

chinacatSN

144 Posts

Now I feel old. Not only did I not know what a surface piercing was, I feel disturbed over it! Right next to the spine AND the anus? :barf01:

We thought we were such rebels sticking safety pins through our belly buttons in the 90's...

I know what you mean! I'm only 26, but I had no idea people would put a piercing in that area...you'd think it would get infected more easily than anywhere else, just because of the location. I knew people got surface piercings on their faces, backs, even arms...but a butt crack? Ew.

rn/writer, RN

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Maybe one of the regular staff members who has seen this should say something to your instructor. If she (the instructor) doesn't send the girl home, she should make her cover her "embellishment" with a large bandage. Without the payoff, I wonder how long it will take before she pulls up her pants and gets back to work.

chinacatSN

chinacatSN

144 Posts

Maybe one of the regular staff members who has seen this should say something to your instructor. If she (the instructor) doesn't send the girl home, she should make her cover her "embellishment" with a large bandage. Without the payoff, I wonder how long it will take before she pulls up her pants and gets back to work.

My thoughts exactly. Next time I hear one of the staff gossiping, I'll mention she should talk to our instructor. The thing is, if the girl would unfold her pants and wear underwear that fit, it probably wouldn't show.

Emilynn09

Emilynn09

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Ew. That doesn't even sound comfortable!! Maybe I'm old... I'm 30 so, I guess I'm not hip anymore. LOL