Future Employment? | General Discussion | Forum
March 18, 2015
I'm looking for a second job right now and I was wondering if anybody knows any good place with a career type of income that wouldn't mind if I started doing more modification.
right now I have 2 stretches per ear and a horizontal industrial in my right, right side of my lip, 5 "X" scarification on my right arm and everything else is hidden by clothes,
but within the next year I'm looking to get my septum pierced, left eyebrow, trans-dermal implant on my left middle finger (I know how hard the upkeep is but I miss it too much) left 3/4 sleeve/partial chest piece, and a sub-dermal silicone implant under the sleevework
there's plenty more that I want done but I'm hoping to find an apprenticeship so i can start working toward the end goal of being a body mod artist before I hit that point.
so yeah, is there any company or type of career that comes to mind for us Modified folk?
BTW I'm living in Southern California, if that helps at all
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My advice would be to look at careers first, and then see how to fit modification into it. A career where you have qualifications and experience are likely to take a more accepting view of body modification.
We spend a lot of time at work, and it should be something you at least enjoy. Modification as a career certainly. There are too many piercers and tattoo artists who do it for the money or an easy life and churn out mediocre or poor work.
If that is your goal because you are passionate about it, try and focus on that. Research studios, get to know them, get work done, qualify in first aid, blood borne pathogens, anatomy, infection control etc.If you need income in the mean time then there are a host of options which tend to be more accepting, such as manual work, call centres, factories, bars etc.
July 25, 2013
June 2, 2016
Well, I don't know what the job market is like out there, but if you can handle the work (and by that I mean its boring and kinda annoying) you could try finding work in a call center somewhere. And I don't mean telemarketing, thats a nightmare to avoid (did it once for my university, never again) Don't recommend collections either (please don't ask, oh the shame) But as far as customer service goes its not too bad. Easy work, and typically they don't give a hoot about piercings/tattoos.
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June 27, 2012
So as far as jobs that can be done by the heavily modified, I've thought of a few. As we all know there's the body art industry. Then you have cosmetology which is a good one, both of which I have done. Other jobs i've thought of are in botany, forensic sciences, certain types of sales, carpentry, electrician work, mechanic work, of course any physical labor also being college professor in areas such as philosophy psychology ect ect.
As far as the college professor I think if you don't want to go to college then writing a book could get you in the door. Also my friends mother as an OBGYN in San Francisco, she told me that if I wanted to become a doctor, even with the way I look, I could go to Costa Rica and take classes there then with good grades I could transfer into the states for residency. She told me she had a friend that spent under 5 years there then was able to do residency at Johns Hopkins.
If you're under 30 years old and are planning on getting heavy facial work without having a career, DON'T!!! A job is different than a career, a job is a place you go to work, a career is a prospected field your skills allow you to work within.
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