The Original STRW Tips: Learn How to Look Like a Real Person

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no tattoos or piercings

 

In case you missed the explanation, my introduction back into blogging will begin with a blast from the past. In honor of my three-year college graduation anniversary, I’m going to be re-publishing my original blog content.

This is the seventh installment of “The Original Surviving The Real World: Tips from my Former Self”.

Part 7: Learn how to look like a real person

Take it all with a grain of salt, and enjoy the journey!

 

Goodbye Piercings, Hello Professional: How to look like a real person in the real world

Today’s post will be short and to the point.

It turns out, sometimes looks do matter (at least in the real world).
It turns out, sometimes looks do matter (at least in the real world).

I love tattoos. I have tattoos. I love facial and body piercings. I have several of those as well.

Do you know who does not like tattoos and piercings? You guessed it – the corporate world.

This breaks my heart, but I can understand why. It would be pretty hard to concentrate on a budget analysis presentation when the speaker’s skull and crossbones is staring at you from the back of their neck.

When I first started going on legitimate job interviews, it was time to face facts. My nose ring, which I had worn since age 14, was the first to go. Then my tragus piercing. Then eventually my belly-button ring (though that had more to do with the post-employment weight gain than anything else).

I have tattoos covering my feet. I absolutely love these tattoos and, to my mother’s discontent, I do not regret them. However, I do face disappointment every morning when I have to coordinate my outfit in a way that covers them all tastefully.

HINT – heavy concealer does not last long on your feet

 

Tattoos are beautiful. Piercings are awesome. But if your grandparents would be appalled to see it, cover it up or take it out.

 

Back to present day

Thanks for sticking with me, fellow RHIT! I hope you’ve enjoyed the seventh installment of “The Original Surviving The Real World: Tips from my Former Self”. Check back in later this week for part 8!

 

Photo Credit: Thomas Leuthard

 

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