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In the 1980’s guys getting their left ear pierced was somewhat trendy and cool.
These days, it’s gone far beyond simple ear piercings (including having both ears pierced instead of just one) to ear gauges that stretch your earlobes out of shape and leave big holes.
Unlike tattoos, which can be covered by clothing, stretching or gauging your ears (and other visible body parts) isn’t so easy to cover.
Even if you decide to take the ear gauge plugs out, a gaping hole and slightly mis-shapen earlobe becomes obvious.
Perhaps the one and only time you will pay the price for your visible tattoos and/or piercings is when you’re at a job interview.
Depending on the industry, things like open holes, multiple piercings, and scars on your face, neck or hands may not be acceptable on the job.
So the point is… think carefully about the ways that you choose to modify your look.
Those holes, piercings, and scars could stand between you and the job you ultimately want. If not now, then maybe later — because the holes and scars can last a lifetime.
If you’ve already got the ear gauges and now you’re headed to a job interview, try these flesh tone ear gauge plugs.
More tips here: The Pierced Person’s Guide To Getting A Job.
In the following video, Aaron Marino from Alpha M Image Consulting chats about the pros and cons of guys getting ear gauges, tattoos, and multiple piercings:
I've been in the business of helping men create and build their casual and professional wardrobes since 1991. My area of expertise is designing men's suits and properly fitting a man for a suit. In addition to that, I am often asked for honest advice regarding men's grooming and personal care products — and I am always happy to help!