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  • #16
    i use to have a lot of piercings (15 in totall) and trust me, piercings and metal fab do not go together well, you might aswell just take them out now, the only thing i have left is my tongue ring, and remenants from streching my ears, everything else is just a battle with infection


    but good luck with the schooling
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    • #17
      I have my tounge pierced and my ears stretched but Im slowly unstreching them I can actually keep my tounge ring? I was planning on keeping that but with clear ring. I dont really want to lose all of my piercings but do I really have a choice? My septum is hidden and my lip has been there for over a year now. Will I need to remove all my ear piercings?
      Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

      Ryan

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      • #18
        i would think an ear piercing or too would probly slide but the holes all over your face would be best to not have them for the interview. after you get the job you will soon find out whats acceptable there and add as discretion alows. but i would start out looking with as lil against me as possible. we have coverd this befor. and wile you may be a great welder with all the right qualifications, you will be representing the comp. you work for on job's and all the piersings may well not be the image the comp. wants the customer to see.
        that you can find out after you have the job. or you can stand your groiund and keep them all and find out befor you get hired who will alow them, i would expect a long serch for a job that way though. the imployer would rather se you are willing to forgo the pircings to get a good job when intervieing and may well tell you its ok to have them. he will know you have them even if you take them out, but the employer will see you value the job more then them if you show up looking for the job without the piercings. shows you are realy sereous about work, not just sliding in there cuzz mom is making you look for work.
        its your call but wile percings are on the rise as is there aproval you should likely start without and add them later if its permitted.
        good luck.
        thanks for the help
        ......or..........
        hope i helped
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        • #19
          appearance

          youngwelder_154,

          Listen to what these guys are telling you, first appearance makes all the difference in the world. I used to work with a guy that had tattoos covering most of his body, great weldor/ fabricator, But the company we worked for got numerous complaints about his appearance, we had to keep him at the shop while the rest of us got to work out in the field. He was a very intimidating to look at but had a heart of gold, he was just judged by his look. After the company we worked for shut down (he was there for about 15 years) we all were able to get hired by other companies pretty quick, all but him. He ended working for the only company in the area that would hire him, doing the worst of the worst, and when he passed away last year he was only making 9.00 per hour, while the rest of us were making at least double that. He spent most of his life doing what he loved but because of his appearance he didn't have the same opportunities the rest of us had. Me personally, I don't care much what you look like as long as you can do the job, but a lot of others do. Dave
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          • #20
            These guys are 100% right. I am a shop foreman and interview mechanics. I would not be very impressed with all the piercings to be honest. Its not that "I" mind them its what impression other people get when they see them. I do believe in freedom of expression and am glad you can do what you like, but. When you work for someone you are representing their business. I'll bet you this. If 2 guys are applying for the same job and both highly skilled, great guys. The one with out the piercings will get hired. You are right skill doesnt matter what you look like, but sales does. [note: the beautiful girls selling things]just my 2 cents worth, sounds like you already know all this and are on the best track, so good luck

            Man that seems like a great school, did you notice the hours almost equal a full time job. Should be interesting
            Last edited by HMW; 06-12-2007, 01:47 PM.
            Scott
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            • #21
              Originally posted by youngwelder_154 View Post
              I have my tounge pierced and my ears stretched but Im slowly unstreching them I can actually keep my tounge ring? I was planning on keeping that but with clear ring. I dont really want to lose all of my piercings but do I really have a choice? My septum is hidden and my lip has been there for over a year now. Will I need to remove all my ear piercings?
              septum and lip will be constantly infected, aswell as a lot of forman's are not going to think to highly of you with piercings all over

              the ears, well at least around here, dont seem to matter, so long as you dont have any kind of hoops or big time streching. most guys take a while to ask me about the holes in my ears (i had my ears a 1 1/8th, so the hole that remains is still approx 1/4"), and the tongue ring, keep it in your mouth and you wont have a problem, but any other types of piercings will be constantly infected, aswell as give you problems getting work
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              • #22
                Im actually going to remove them when I get a welding job, The only thing I want are tattoos I realize that it can prevent you from getting a job but Im going to wait and see how my life goes on before I even look into anything I may never regret what I put on my skin but I want to make sure I have a good job any everythng first.... I think that will be my best bet.
                Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

                Ryan

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                • #23
                  as i said befor yo should remove them when you go looking for a welding or any other job. putting them back in later if the job invirerment alows it. its your life make it as hard or easy as you want.
                  thanks for the help
                  ......or..........
                  hope i helped
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                  feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                  summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
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                  • #24
                    James I'm really starting to think getting a job in this trade when I'm just getting out of high school is going to be really tough with or without my body piercings. I may have a job at Pre Bilt that's actually how its spelled believe it or not. A bunch of their welders are heading out to Red Deer so it looks good if things work out over there.
                    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

                    Ryan

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                    • #25
                      cool, pop all that stuff out and go see them once a week till he puts you to work. be polite and let him know you are sereous about working. be prepaired to give up a few saterdays if he is open. once out of school the weekend is no longer the same, bills always come first.
                      thanks for the help
                      ......or..........
                      hope i helped
                      sigpic
                      feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                      summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                      JAMES

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                      • #26
                        I agree with you on that topic 100%. My bill right now is college a $15,000 plus bill that is needed to be saved up and paid off. I may not be in the school yet but thanks to me and my moms hard work I'm clear this year and if I get work this summer most likely next year. My thoughts are after second year college I'll head maybe out west for the amount of time I don't have school which I think is December I'll have to wait and see. My tattoo is almost all scab free I just have this annoying razer burn and that little bit of scabbing to deal with and then I'll have a picture for you guys
                        Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

                        Ryan

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                        • #27
                          The other night my girlfriend went and got a tattoo done and I also got one (with her money) I got the miller logo on my spine The girlfriend has a camera that works so Ill be taking pictures of that
                          while your taking pics how about one of your girlfriends tattoo. You probably don't want to tell her you will be posting it on the "World Wide Web"

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                          • #28
                            Miller logo tatooed on your spine. Now thats a Miller fan for sure. I hope you never have to work for lincoln That had to hurt
                            Scott
                            HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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                            • #29
                              Young welder,

                              As an "old f@rt" just thought I'd chime in. Probably the most important fact in getting a new job is, "YOU ONLY GET ONE SHOT AT MAKING A FIRST IMPRESSION".

                              What's in today may be totally unacceptable in the future--tat's included.

                              Back in the late '60's and early '70's the guys I ran with (Special Forces/Green Berets) were big into the tats (I wasn't). Nearly to a man today, if they had it all to do over, they would have done things a little differently.

                              When was the last time you saw a company (any company) CEO with a ring in his nose or a tat on his neck.

                              Food for thought.
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                              • #30
                                I will ask her and jsut maybe if im lucky be able to post that picture to. Sundown I like the way you think I love tattoos alot but I want to see where my life takes me before I go anywhere near the big ones I want if things dont work out then they wont be there
                                Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

                                Ryan

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