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Piercings that are Safe at Work - Body Piercing Basics EP92

In the 92nd episode in our Youtube series Body Piercing Basics, DaVo covers how piercings may affect employment and how to avoid conflicts with employers over your piercings.

Show Notes:

How Can Piercing Effect Employment:

  1. Can limit the job or income you want

  2. Can affect advancement

  3. Can affect what jobs you are allowed to do

  4. May require you to move to another city

  5. If you are going to be modified consider that when choosing a career. Talk to those that work in that industry about piercings and other modifications.

Levels of employment:

Restaurant example:

  1. Fast Food

  2. Counter Service

  3. Casual Dining

  4. Casual Fine Dining

  5. Fine Dining

Things to consider

  1. Piercings are generally more accepted on Females

  2. Large stretched piercings are less accepted

  3. Multiple piercings are less accepted

  4. The size and type of jewelry worn in the piercing

  5. More extreme piercings are less accepted

  6. How noticeable the piercing is(can you cover the piercing with hair or clothing)

  7. Is the piercing socially accepted or accepted in your industry?


What should be safe at work

  1. Any Piercing Below the Neck

  2. Ear piercings:

    1. Earlobe 

    2. Upper Ear Cartilage

    3. Daith

    4. Conch

    5. Flat

  3. Facial Piercings:

    1. Septum

    2. Nostril?

  4. Oral Piercings:

    1. Mid-line Tongue Piercing

    2. Venom?

 If you have a question you would like to see covered in a future video, please comment or contact DaVo at

I aka DaVo have been a professional body piercer and the owner of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio in Des Moines, Iowa since 1994. My focus on education and helping clients make safe and informed decisions on getting pierced has always been a large part of my business practices and services. With my website and increasingly on youtube, I hope to expand and inform others outside of my small part of the world. I always encourage questions and comments, so if you have one, please comment.

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Suggested Aftercare Products:

  • For Premixed Saline DaVo suggests. NeilMed Neil Cleanse Wound Wash First-Aid Sterile Saline Solution 6 fl oz Each -
  • Band-Aid Brand First Aid Products Tru-Absorb Gauze Sponges for Cleaning Wounds, 4 in x 4 in, 50 ct -

All footage was filmed using a Canon EOS 80D Camera with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens - and Canon EOS R  - with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens -

Audio - Recorded with Audio-Technica AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone - and Tascam DR-70D 4-Track Portable Audio Recorder -

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Skin Kitchen Tattoo and The Axiom Body Piercing Studio are located at 3800 Douglas Ave./Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Tattoo hours are Thursday - Monday 1-8pm
Piercing hours are Thursday - Monday 2-8pm

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