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Maybe he should talk to the self employed, hard working modified folks then.
I don’t know how to really give you any advice, because my parents told me not to do things too, but I did them anyway because that’s what was right for me. But your situation is different then mine was, and employers (depending on who they are) will deem certain piercings and tattoos non suitable for their business. Your father is just worried that by modifying yourself, you’re making your life harder, because it wont be as easy to find a job.
With regular piercings & stretched ears I never had a problem getting a job. Every interview I had, I got the job. A lot of it has to do with how you carry yourself, personality, and confidence. Heavier modifications may become and issue so it’s something to think about. I’ve been doing this stuff for 10 years now, and don’t plan on stopping, but that may not be how you feel in 10 years. Take it slow, live your life and see how everything pans out.
I think Shannon’s quote really sums it all up the best:
“THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION IN BECOMING PUBLICLY MODIFIED IS A QUESTION OF FINDING A BALANCE BETWEEN HOW FREE YOU WANT TO BE AND HOW HARD YOU WANT TO WORK. THE MORE FREE YOU ARE, THE MORE RESPONSIBILITY YOU HAVE TO TAKE FOR YOURSELF. THE MORE YOU BLEND BACK INTO THE CROWD, THE LESS FREEDOM YOU HAVE, BUT THE ‘EASIER’ YOUR LIFE GETS. BUT IS IT REALLY YOUR LIFE IF YOU’RE NOT CONTROLLING IT?”