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Hi guys, I work in a relatively conservative field. Less so than law or medicine but more so then retail or hospitality. I was wondering what most people wear to work as I basically only wear opaque coloured plugs and I was wondering if I'm limiting myself too much. I wore some 8g (I'm at 6g now) hangies to a workmates wedding and someone actually grabbed my ear and looked behind it to see if it went all the way through, so people would notice. I just don't know what would happen if I wore more obvious jewelry to work that didn't pass for a stud earring.

So basically my question is: for those who work in a field where the sky is definitely not the limit for mods what do you wear and have you ever gotten in trouble for wearing something your supervisor thought was inappropriate? If yes, what happened?
  • i currently work w/dogs. i'm the boss and the owners don't seem to care. i don't wear my rare and/or super-fragile stuff in case it gets bumped/knocked out/eaten by an overzealous pupster. i also try not to wear hanging designs or wide-open tunnels to cut down on the chance of having anything accidently ripped out.

    at previous more conservative jobs- i've tried to limit myself to solid front glass/horn/stone and VERY fancy horn hanging designs. usually people would just notice that my 'earrings were beautifully carved/detailed'...not the fact that the actual holes weren't standard sized.
    • What gauge are you at? Cos I was only 8g and people noticed. They weren't like "OMFG your eeeeaars!" it was just a bit of a curiosity for them. I just feel weird about getting that reaction at work and don't know if it would extend to a talk about appropriateness.
      • 7/16". my hair is an angled bob (short in back and a bit longer than chin length in front) so it covers enough of my hanging things for ppl to not see the actual entry/exit of the jewelry.
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