Confession time: I have zero tattoos. Zero piercings. And no crazy hair.
I have a low pain tolerance—plus, I don’t think I can pull any of them off.
But lots of postgrads do, and make them look amazing. Doesn’t matter the style: if you can rock a side shave and sleeve tattoo, you have my respect.
But here’s the bad news: badass style doesn’t always fly in the corporate world. People judge those with ink or piercings as untrustworthy, dangerous, impulsive, or irresponsible—so employers would most likely make a poor business decision if they hired you looking that way. So you’re screwed if you already have 10 tattoos and a nose ring, right?
Not so fast. There’s good news too. Under certain conditions, you can keep your badass style—but you might have to make some compromises. With these steps, though, you can reap all the benefits (*cough* higher salary *cough*) of steady employment and still look the way you want when your shift is over.