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    Senior Member xwhateverx92's Avatar
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    I have an appointment on Tuesday to meet with a piercer at local tattoo parlor to discuss me doing an apprenticeship. I am very excited about this! I am very serious about wanting to be a piercer.
    I have a question for those who have been through this before:
    What should I wear to the interview? Typical dressy interview clothing?
    Also, any tips you can give me?


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    Amanda

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    I wouldn't wear like a suit, as it's not really that kind of workplace... I would however wear plugs and nothing 'in your face'. I've heard of staff in piercing studios asking apprentices/counter people to not wear huge jewellery in septums etc. as it may be intimidating to some people eg; mother and young daughter getting a navel piercing! Meh, good luck and congrats!


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    I'd say smart casual and as watermelon said don't go mad extreme with the piercings. Tidy but not super smart And good luck with everything!!
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    I'd also go as smart casual too
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    Smart casual would be good so maybe a shirt and a pair of jeans.

    Also don't worry too much about taking out piercings or whatver just keep them neat so small studs rather than rings and skin coloured plugs would be good too

    Tips wise, just be yourself, be confident and be passionate Let them know how you feel about the work as they won't want someone that just thinks piercings are cool!
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    Just don't show off your sweet DIY piercings! (have seen way too many kids come into my studio asking about apprenticeships and showing me all their safety pin piercings! urgh!). Of course not saying you would actually do that, or even have DIY piercings, just advice for anyone else getting into the business.

    Also, go in as a blank canvass, show your passion and willingness to learn but dont act like you already know all there is to know. You're going there to learn, not to show them what you know.
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    Thanks for the replies! I really appreciate it!
    I will plan on wearing something "smart casual".
    Amanda
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    Good luck, let us know how you get on.
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    I turned up for an interview in 3/4 length ripped jeans with a skull vest top... It didnt even occur to me to dress smart.
    I think as long as you dont look scary/intimidating/scruffy then its cool.. If your going to meet customers then you need to look approachable.
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