Argo 1,221 Posts Specializes in Peri-Op. Has 10 years experience. Sep 22, 2013 Tattoos and piercings have nothing to do with self esteem. Your comments to me seem silly. I have worked in the health care profession since 18, I am almost 37 now. I have had and currently have plenty of employees with visible tattoos, piercings and wild hair. Maybe 10-20 years ago some people cared, these days no one cares unless you live in an ultra conservative part of the country.The issue you will have with nursing schools is they abide by the most stick of hospital policy of the ones they do clinicals with. They also actually enforce the rules, usually. Your a student in a profession that you want to be in. You will have to follow the rules to get there. Piercings will have to be out and tattoos covered while in school. This is pretty much at all schools.Once your done with school the rules will vary widely but almost always way mor laxed than school. I have tattoos, I'm a manager type. Have people with full sleeves working for me and facial piercings too. Usually it's clear studs and your not gonna get dinged on policy. Few nurses have dreads here also.gonzo1 said:Not to be mean, but it's very sad that your self esteem needs to be boosted by a nose ring. The thing with nursing is we come in contact with people from all walks of life and we need to have a persona that plays to the masses in a neutral way.Perhaps some counseling may help. I bet you are a cutie and don't even realize it. I know more than a few people who would be considered shall we say ugly, but once you know them you love them because they are good people.