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...Miss...

7/30/2010 11:43:13 AM
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Is a tounge piercing unproffesional?

I was just wondering if you think a tounge ring is unproffesional?

 
 
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Opinionated

7/30/2010 11:47:07 AM
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I think

a tongue ring is only unprofessional when the person with it is constantly sticking out their tongue and playing with the piercing. I had one for years and most of the people I work with didn't even realize I had it because I didn't play with it. With the right bar in, it is hard to notice.

LovesBrindleBoxers

7/30/2010 11:47:59 AM
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have mine done

i dont think they are unproffessional at all. just an expression of yourself

Nicole.S

7/30/2010 12:36:39 PM
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I

I Have one and no one even see's it....

S.Lee

7/30/2010 12:49:16 PM
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13 years

I've had one for 13 years and even I forget I have it sometimes. A lot of my friends didn't know I had one for years... not playing with it or showing it off helps with that.  
 
The only time I've ever had it be an issue is during any medical routines. Other than that, I've never taken it out for a job - and I worked for the federal government.

TruthbeTold

7/30/2010 1:26:31 PM
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No

But bad spelling is. Tongue.

Bob George

7/30/2010 1:46:24 PM
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Yes

If your dealing with people in person or on the phone and your speech is impaired (such as a lisp) it would be unprofessional.

Opinionated

7/30/2010 1:50:58 PM
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Hmmm

  
Bob George said "If your dealing with people in person or on the phone and your speech is impaired (such as a lisp) it would be unprofessional. "

Are you suggesting that people with lisps or speech impediments are unprofessional and shouldn't work in a customer service role? I'd have to disagree with that completely and actually find it offensive as my husband has a mild lisp.  
 
And as for the piercings, other than the first couple of weeks before the swelling comes down, there is no lisp associated with it.

...Miss...

7/30/2010 1:57:06 PM
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No lisp,

I don't have a lisp, and I don't play with it at all really. The only time they would see it is if they were to watch my mouth very closely and I opened it wide. I am just wondering because I am applying for jobs and don't want to be turned down because of it, I also have a lip ring but I take that out because it is easily seen.

Luckydog

7/30/2010 2:30:13 PM
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depends on the envrionment

if your in the right envrionment than it's fine, unless it gives you a bad lisp.  
 

mrsj

7/30/2010 3:21:12 PM
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.

As long as you don't have a lime green ball on the post its something that most people do not notice. I would also think that if a lisp is a concern, than maybe a smaller post would be good.

S.Lee

7/30/2010 3:34:02 PM
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Exactly...

  
Opinionated said "
  
Bob George said "If your dealing with people in person or on the phone and your speech is impaired (such as a lisp) it would be unprofessional. "

Are you suggesting that people with lisps or speech impediments are unprofessional and shouldn't work in a customer service role? I'd have to disagree with that completely and actually find it offensive as my husband has a mild lisp.  
 
And as for the piercings, other than the first couple of weeks before the swelling comes down, there is no lisp associated with it. "

As someone who had a lisp as a teenager - before I had my tongue pierced - I'm quite offended as well.  
 
If anything, my lisp improved after my piercing. There is still a slight lisp if I talk too quickly, but for the most part, there's no evidence I have a lisp in normal conversation.

Big Mamma

7/30/2010 3:50:32 PM
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I am a face watcher.

I watch peoples face when they talk and I expect them to look at mine when I talk. I don't like them. I have acctually gagged and had to turn away when talking to someone with one and I am not the one with it in my mouth.Again that is just my own opinion  

katwalk1909

7/30/2010 3:55:23 PM
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Lisp

If you were born with a lisp, it is a disability that I can easily accept and will make more of an effort to try and understand what you are saying.  
 
If you have a lisp because you deliberately jabbed a piece of foreign metal into various parts of your mouth, I do not think I, the customer, should have to strain myself to understand what you are attempting to say about your products or services.  
 
I already have started that age related hearing loss and consonants are often confused with too many "normal" speakers. If I have trouble understanding someone because of their self mutilation, I will take my business elsewhere and let the employer know why.  
 
It may no prevent you being hired, However, if you develop a lisp that interferes with your tasks (such as talking clearly to us old foggies), you may lose that job at a later date.  
 
Your call.

Tough.As.Nails

7/30/2010 4:01:31 PM
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.

  
TruthbeTold said "But bad spelling is. Tongue. "

Good thing the spelling police had something to contribute to this thread.  
 
 
As far as I'm concerned, that depends on your profession. Can't say I ever saw a doctor with one.

...Miss...

7/30/2010 4:15:18 PM
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...

Haha, I am not going to become a doctor.. so that part it OK. It's not going to be a very professional job, but i will be dealing with the public and was looking for a little input on what a customer would think.

luvmykids

7/30/2010 4:35:41 PM
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Edited by luvmykids, 2010-07-30 16:36:21

Erwin (aka Flyboy)

7/30/2010 4:44:45 PM
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depends on the job

If it's not a problem for the job or otherwise to modify ones body then whatever do what you will with your body.

Spook the Raccoon

7/30/2010 4:57:16 PM
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hmmm

I had one for years without problems  
 
like others have said, as long as your not playin with it its all good

Bob George

7/30/2010 5:53:18 PM
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Thanks Kat

  
katwalk1909 said "If you were born with a lisp, it is a disability that I can easily accept and will make more of an effort to try and understand what you are saying.  
 
If you have a lisp because you deliberately jabbed a piece of foreign metal into various parts of your mouth, I do not think I, the customer, should have to strain myself to understand what you are attempting to say about your products or services.  
 
I already have started that age related hearing loss and consonants are often confused with too many "normal" speakers. If I have trouble understanding someone because of their self mutilation, I will take my business elsewhere and let the employer know why.  
 
It may no prevent you being hired, However, if you develop a lisp that interferes with your tasks (such as talking clearly to us old foggies), you may lose that job at a later date.  
 
Your call. "

Thank you so much for adding clarification to my statement. I totally agree.

NoCares

7/30/2010 10:17:22 PM
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...

  
Interesting Creatures People R said "I had one for years without problems  
 
like others have said, as long as your not playin with it its all good "

Same, I've had mine for 8 years now, and do not have a lisp, and don't play with it either. It's also never stopped me from being hired at my jobs.  
 
Unless you are constantly playing with it, or always opening your mouth wide to show it off, that would be a different story. Other then that, it's not that easy to see, as I work with a few people that have their tongues pierced, and never knew it until a few days ago.

Liadan Sevenwaters

8/3/2010 3:56:16 PM
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Depends on the person

I think it really depends on the person. If they have a bright colour and show it off, then yes, depending on the situation, that can be unprofessional. But a lot of people get them and like many posters have said, you can't even notice. My sister had one for months before anyone in my family realized, lol!

Gizmo

8/3/2010 4:47:35 PM
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I GUESS

IT DEPENDS ON YOUR PROFESSION....LOL

booboo16

8/3/2010 5:00:47 PM
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Clarification

  
katwalk1909 said "If you were born with a lisp, it is a disability that I can easily accept and will make more of an effort to try and understand what you are saying.  
 
If you have a lisp because you deliberately jabbed a piece of foreign metal into various parts of your mouth, I do not think I, the customer, should have to strain myself to understand what you are attempting to say about your products or services.  
 
I already have started that age related hearing loss and consonants are often confused with too many "normal" speakers. If I have trouble understanding someone because of their self mutilation, I will take my business elsewhere and let the employer know why.  
 
It may no prevent you being hired, However, if you develop a lisp that interferes with your tasks (such as talking clearly to us old foggies), you may lose that job at a later date.  
 
Your call. "

I for one think this is extremely funny, I have never known anyone to get a lisp because of a piece of body jewellery in there mouth. This coming from someone who has had 6 in there's. I have had 2 lip rings 2 tongue and 2 in my cheek's. I still have the cheek and tongue ones. my first one used to be stretched to 5.18 mm as well and didn't affect it what so ever. Only time you should have a problem with it is during the healing process, this can last anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks depending on how well you take care of the piercing ie: brushing your teeth 3 times a day and after every meal, mouth washing after every meal drink or smoke with non-alcoholic mouth wash or sea salt water. You can also take midole to help with swelling, and remember to lift your tongue over your teeth when putting it back in your mouth so it dose not get caught on your teeth. As for job's I have never had a problem with it even with my BRIGHT GREEN BALLS all 4 of them as in my profession piercing's are almost necessary but every job before also had no problem with them. ALSO as soon as it is healed up switch the bottom ball to a plastic one it is waaay better for your gums. I have had my first one for 7 years and last trip to the dentist I was told it is ok that I have them but to switch to plastic as it wears down your bottom gums when you swallow and after awhile might need gum reconstructive surgery. You should not have a problem, at least not with your speaking. The only problem you might have is with peoples personal opinions but get used to it as everyone is always willing to tell you what you should and shouldn't do, I for one was lucky enough to have a very open minded family and don't take the piercing and tattoo comments to heart.

Donny

8/3/2010 5:04:01 PM
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May 2010
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job

i can tell you from experiance that government employees ARE NOT aloud to have tounge rings...i feal that it is not unprofstional...But there are standerds for some jobs as profesionalism and representaion of our city/county/morals

*Mittens*

8/3/2010 5:14:06 PM
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Yes,

they totally are.  
 
They are something that are not needed, and don't look professional at all.

NotThatGuy

8/3/2010 5:16:21 PM
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....

  
booboo16 said "
  
katwalk1909 said "If you were born with a lisp, it is a disability that I can easily accept and will make more of an effort to try and understand what you are saying.  
 
If you have a lisp because you deliberately jabbed a piece of foreign metal into various parts of your mouth, I do not think I, the customer, should have to strain myself to understand what you are attempting to say about your products or services.  
 
I already have started that age related hearing loss and consonants are often confused with too many "normal" speakers. If I have trouble understanding someone because of their self mutilation, I will take my business elsewhere and let the employer know why.  
 
It may no prevent you being hired, However, if you develop a lisp that interferes with your tasks (such as talking clearly to us old foggies), you may lose that job at a later date.  
 
Your call. "

I for one think this is extremely funny, I have never known anyone to get a lisp because of a piece of body jewellery in there mouth. This coming from someone who has had 6 in there's. I have had 2 lip rings 2 tongue and 2 in my cheek's. I still have the cheek and tongue ones. my first one used to be stretched to 5.18 mm as well and didn't affect it what so ever. Only time you should have a problem with it is during the healing process, this can last anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks depending on how well you take care of the piercing ie: brushing your teeth 3 times a day and after every meal, mouth washing after every meal drink or smoke with non-alcoholic mouth wash or sea salt water. You can also take midole to help with swelling, and remember to lift your tongue over your teeth when putting it back in your mouth so it dose not get caught on your teeth. As for job's I have never had a problem with it even with my BRIGHT GREEN BALLS all 4 of them as in my profession piercing's are almost necessary but every job before also had no problem with them. ALSO as soon as it is healed up switch the bottom ball to a plastic one it is waaay better for your gums. I have had my first one for 7 years and last trip to the dentist I was told it is ok that I have them but to switch to plastic as it wears down your bottom gums when you swallow and after awhile might need gum reconstructive surgery. You should not have a problem, at least not with your speaking. The only problem you might have is with peoples personal opinions but get used to it as everyone is always willing to tell you what you should and shouldn't do, I for one was lucky enough to have a very open minded family and don't take the piercing and tattoo comments to heart. "

what are you a hooker that you need a tongue piercing for?  
 
We all know the only reason for any one to get a tongue piercing anyway....

Donny

8/3/2010 5:26:27 PM
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hmm

well buddy your just rude on that moot point...  
A tounge ring is an expression.of yourself just like tattoos.

...Miss...

8/3/2010 5:27:45 PM
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Wow recoil,

I don't have my tounge piercing for the reason you think I do! Like many others on here it is a way to express yourself and to be different! Not everyone goes through the pain of getting it pierced and having a swollen tounge for a week just for the reason your thinking!

boss-x0x

8/3/2010 5:33:28 PM
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Jul 2010
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:)

  
booboo16 said "
  
recoil said "
  
booboo16 said "
  
katwalk1909 said "If you were born with a lisp, it is a disability that I can easily accept and will make more of an effort to try and understand what you are saying.  
 
If you have a lisp because you deliberately jabbed a piece of foreign metal into various parts of your mouth, I do not think I, the customer, should have to strain myself to understand what you are attempting to say about your products or services.  
 
I already have started that age related hearing loss and consonants are often confused with too many "normal" speakers. If I have trouble understanding someone because of their self mutilation, I will take my business elsewhere and let the employer know why.  
 
It may no prevent you being hired, However, if you develop a lisp that interferes with your tasks (such as talking clearly to us old foggies), you may lose that job at a later date.  
 
Your call. "

I for one think this is extremely funny, I have never known anyone to get a lisp because of a piece of body jewellery in there mouth. This coming from someone who has had 6 in there's. I have had 2 lip rings 2 tongue and 2 in my cheek's. I still have the cheek and tongue ones. my first one used to be stretched to 5.18 mm as well and didn't affect it what so ever. Only time you should have a problem with it is during the healing process, this can last anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks depending on how well you take care of the piercing ie: brushing your teeth 3 times a day and after every meal, mouth washing after every meal drink or smoke with non-alcoholic mouth wash or sea salt water. You can also take midole to help with swelling, and remember to lift your tongue over your teeth when putting it back in your mouth so it dose not get caught on your teeth. As for job's I have never had a problem with it even with my BRIGHT GREEN BALLS all 4 of them as in my profession piercing's are almost necessary but every job before also had no problem with them. ALSO as soon as it is healed up switch the bottom ball to a plastic one it is waaay better for your gums. I have had my first one for 7 years and last trip to the dentist I was told it is ok that I have them but to switch to plastic as it wears down your bottom gums when you swallow and after awhile might need gum reconstructive surgery. You should not have a problem, at least not with your speaking. The only problem you might have is with peoples personal opinions but get used to it as everyone is always willing to tell you what you should and shouldn't do, I for one was lucky enough to have a very open minded family and don't take the piercing and tattoo comments to heart. "

what are you a hooker that you need a tongue piercing for?  
 
We all know the only reason for any one to get a tongue piercing anyway.... "

at a body jewllery store not a hooker, and I didnt get it when I was 14 to Blow off guys and eat out chicks you pervert. "

haha.. i love how people like to jump to the conclusion that anyone who pierces their tongues do it for sexual purposes..  
 
i've had mine for a few years, and people don't even notice it! ... i have a job in a "medical" area, dealing with patients.. my boss doesn't seem to think it's a problem, nor do the people i deal with.. i also have 2 other very visible piercings on my face.. if you're a "professional" person and do your job well, i don't think a little piece of metal should interfere with anything!  
 
.... just my opinion though.

 
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