I have eight piercings in one ear -- none in the other -- and a tongue ring. (I also have a couple of tattoos, but they are not visible.) Right away, people put me in the "freak" category. What they do not know is that I am the mother of a wonderful 1 year old boy, I am married, my husband has no tattoos and we are law abiding citizens.
I am currently job hunting, and when I am on interviews, everything goes great until they notice my tongue ring. Then the interviewer's attitude changes completely.
I wish employers would take the time to get to know people before they judge them. --