Can you advise this student nurse?
“Is it ok to go to placement with facial piercings? I sort of assumed that as so many people have them these days it would be absolutely fine but my housemates have been winding me up about it and now I’m really worried.
“I have my nose and lip pierced, but only with studs, and a small tattoo on the inside of my wrist which is difficult to hide particularly if we have to be “bare below the elbows”.
“My first placement is in January but I don’t know where it will be yet.
“Are there any placement areas that I should avoid in case they want me to take my piercings out? Is my tattoo going to be problem? I don’t want to give the wrong impression but also, does it really affect how good a nurse I’m going to be?”
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