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    Default Wanting a conch + having a job = Aghhh help?!

    Greetings, all.
    The thing is, right, i seriouslllyyyy want a double conch in my left ear... obviously one at a time.
    But, and it's a big but, my workplace doesn't allow jewellery.

    So,

    Can i get it pierced and then change it to a retainer when i get home?
    And if i could, would it have to be quartz or would ptfe or bioplast do?

    Agggh, the downsides of being employed, eh?
    Please help..
    Thanks.

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    Have you asked if one there would be ok? Its pretty discrete so perhaps wouldn't be a problem?
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    Tragus
    Lobe x3
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    Left ear-
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    Nostril

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    Forward helix
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    Where do you work? Can you wear your hair over it? It's not an obvious piercing. Why get a lovely piercing if you are just gonna put bioplast in? I'll bet no one would even notice anyway but depends where you work.
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    L Ear: 13mm lobe, 8mm lobe, snug, industrial, daith, tragus
    R Ear: 13mm lobe, 8mm lobe, 4 x helix, rook, tragus
    Other: 6mm Tongue, Septum, bridge/erl, 2 x philtrum

    Retired:
    Christina, Left eyebrow, Industrial (R Ear), 5mm lip

    Tattoos:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungeoneer View Post
    Why get a lovely piercing if you are just gonna put bioplast in?
    Whats wrong with that? Loads of people wear bioplast in their piercings. Having a piercing doesn't mean having to wear obvious jewellery, its about personal preference and you knowing its there.

    Could say that about piercings that aren't visiable.. why get them if no one can see them? Because you get them so you know they're there. Someone on here has their septum pierced but never ever wears it down, so it doesn't look like she has it, but she knows its there.
    Current Piercings: tragus, rook, daith, conch, lobes x 2, VCH, right nipple

    Previous Piercings : nose x 2, lip x 2, tounge, helix, left nipple, smiley, 3 x chest md's, anti-tragus, high HCH

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarah91 View Post
    Whats wrong with that? Loads of people wear bioplast in their piercings. Having a piercing doesn't mean having to wear obvious jewellery, its about personal preference and you knowing its there.

    Could say that about piercings that aren't visiable.. why get them if no one can see them? Because you get them so you know they're there. Someone on here has their septum pierced but never ever wears it down, so it doesn't look like she has it, but she knows its there.
    well each to their own; but if you feel you have to hide something all the time then is it worth getting in the first place? i'm not suggested we should 'show off' but it seems a shame to have to hide.
    Piercings:
    L Ear: 13mm lobe, 8mm lobe, snug, industrial, daith, tragus
    R Ear: 13mm lobe, 8mm lobe, 4 x helix, rook, tragus
    Other: 6mm Tongue, Septum, bridge/erl, 2 x philtrum

    Retired:
    Christina, Left eyebrow, Industrial (R Ear), 5mm lip

    Tattoos:
    Star on left forearm
    'Freedom' in script on right forearm
    GITS Neck Ports
    Dragon Quest Slime on left wrist


    Cosmetic tattoos:
    Eyeliner
    Eyebrows (‘retired’)



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    My conch took a long time to settle enough to change the jewellery, I now wear a bioplast stud with a small clear gem, it looks super sweet and subtle. I tie my hair back so it is noticeable but noone's ever commented. When my boss notices my new piercing I just say it's been there ages! It is worth an ask tho, you'd be surprised what some employers allow. But does depend on the company size/industry.
    Labret, Nostril, 6 x Lobes, 3 x Helix (2 X stretching), Tragus, Daith & Inner Conch
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    try and look for retainers for piercings that way they wont be able to see it

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    Why don't you ask your piercer to pierce it with ptfe? It might cost a little more but it's better than changing it when you get home, it could get infected or you could loose the piercing whilst trying to change it.
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    Yeah, I agree with Zara's idea, see if you can get pierced with PTFE because you don't want to be messing it around too much (trust me - my conch hated me for the first few months :P). I'd also consider getting both done at the same time as when you get the 2nd one done after the 1st is healed it may well start playing you up again. It is a discreet piercing though compared to a lot of others so unless you work with your hair tied back it's probably something you could get away with (not that I'm encouraging you to defy your boss... teehee)!!

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    Thanks for all the help
    but unfortunately, i work in a pizza restaurant so health and hygiene is obviously a pretty big factor :/

    i do like the ptfe idea, but i was thinking about having it done in Blue Banana in Cardiff and as far as i know, they don't sell ptfe :c

    but again, thanks for all the help guys

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