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Another question regarding ear piercings

Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by CW 2010, Apr 11, 2014.

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  1. CW 2010

    CW 2010 2+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    So, I've been reading the thread regarding facial piercings and it got me worried regarding the earlobe piercings I have.
    I have my ears pierced (just like almost every woman has) and in addition to that I have 2 more holes in the left earlobe (only left). It looks like the picture below.

    For the interview I was thinking to wear a pair of pearl earrings and leave those two extra holes empty. Would you think it's OK? Or should I let the holes close?

    Thanks :)
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  3. pebblesandpink

    pebblesandpink 2+ Year Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    I think you are okay with the piercings you have. The school I will be attending allows up to 3 piercings per ear.
  4. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    You're fine. Piercing through the nose? Different story.
  5. CW 2010

    CW 2010 2+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Thank you!!! I guess, I am worried too much about little things - just like other neurotic pre-meds :)
  6. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    Just to avoid controversy, wear a medium size button earring or pearl in the lowest hole and leave the others unfilled (for the interview and any application photo). After you start, you are within normal limits.
  7. ejw5075

    ejw5075 Smile. 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2010
    Lol you are fine. I have something similar, only two on each side and wear diamond studs in both. Never been an issue.
  8. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting.... Lifetime Donor SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member


    OP, I have both of my ears double pierced and wear studs in them. Not a problem. As gyngyn suggested, you can always leave the extra holes empty for your interview days, but I don't think three small studs (assuming they're all in the lobes) is an issue even for interviews.
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  9. Quizlet04

    Quizlet04 5+ Year Member

    May 30, 2011
    Those two holes will not close up completely after a few days of disuse. Hell, I haven't had a full set of six earrings in my ears in years and they're still semi-open. My suggestion is to take the earrings out a few days beforehand to get rid of any residual redness and wear a conservative earring in the main ear hole.
  10. Crow T. Robot

    Crow T. Robot "You've got mail... pattern baldness." Banned Account on Hold

    Apr 12, 2014
    I have 2 holes in each ear, plus my rook pierced and its never been an issue.
  11. LupaCupcake

    LupaCupcake 2+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    <-----the person with gauged earlobes, tattoos and I posted the thread about facial piercings

    You have three holes in your ear, OMG THEY WON'T ACCEPT YOU! YOU ARE SO RADICAL!! (hehehehehe)

    Okay seriously now. Just don't wear earrings in the other holes. No one is going to walk up and notice the two little holes in your ear unless they are really invading your space or trying to kiss you. If I can successfully hide zero gauge ear lobes and a nostril stud, I am certain no one will notice your two itty bitty extra holes.

    @ goro. A nose piercing is super easy to hide as long as it is not a huge hole. My nostril is a 18g, standard piercings in ears are 20g so that gives you a size reference. I am not allowed to wear facial piercings at work, I have a flesh colored retainer in my nostril and no one here has ever noticed it, even the nice lady in administration that likes to get on people for piercings and I have spoken with her in meetings many times. The end sits flush with my skin and the fact I always wear my makeup base hides it even more. Any other facial piercings can be difficult to 100% hide, but nostrils and septums are super easy.

    Like many on this forum have said, medicine is very conventional and has strict standards for appearance. Anything like piercings or tattoos need to be 100% concealed at all times. If you can't hide it with 100% certainty, then take it out. That is why I took out my other piercings, I only felt like they were 90% hidden...if you looked really close you could make out those retainers due to the positioning of the piercing.

    Your ear piercings are fine ^^

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