Piercings / body mods doing a psychology degree.

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I’m planning on doing a psychology degree and I have piercings and I have stretched ears. I also was planning on getting some tattoos. I am just wondering what the rules around body mods are if I was to become a therapist or go on placement.
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(Original post by charlieiluvu)
I’m planning on doing a psychology degree and I have piercings and I have stretched ears. I also was planning on getting some tattoos. I am just wondering what the rules around body mods are if I was to become a therapist or go on placement.
As far as I'm aware, there are no set rules for the field. Different placements might have different requirements around tattoos and piercings. I've worked in a variety of settings with people with tattoos, piercings etc. Certain clinical settings may have rules in place for the sake of health and safety - for example, I worked on a secure psychiatric ward and staff were discouraged from wearing hoop earrings or having their hair down because it wasn't uncommon for patients to grab them and cause injuries. Generally speaking, though, you should be fine.
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I work in a secure forensic hospital and loads of the clinical staff have piercings and tattoos, as long as they're not offensive you're probably fine. More qualified professionals may have different rules though.
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(Original post by Nerol)
As far as I'm aware, there are no set rules for the field. Different placements might have different requirements around tattoos and piercings. I've worked in a variety of settings with people with tattoos, piercings etc. Certain clinical settings may have rules in place for the sake of health and safety - for example, I worked on a secure psychiatric ward and staff were discouraged from wearing hoop earrings or having their hair down because it wasn't uncommon for patients to grab them and cause injuries. Generally speaking, though, you should be fine.
Thank you for your response , that’s really helpful to know😁
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All good! (I even have a psychology tattoo )
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All good! (I even have a psychology tattoo )
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