Prepare to shock the prom if school rules dictate that your piercings are usually removed or concealed. The prom is a chance for you to raise eyebrows as you reveal your body jewelry on the school premises for the first time.

You may as well go all out and double the shock level in a risqué prom dress that accentuates your daring and adventurous personality. A short, clinging, bodycon prom dress makes a bold, in-your-face statement when jeweled-up with an eyebrow, nose or lip piercing. Your unconventional approach to the look you present at the prom is sure to make you a talking point, but you will bask in being the center of attention as there is nothing shy or retiring about the girl that is prepared to pierce for the sake of her appearance.

As a fashion-forward girl you will already know that the hottest name in prom wear is designer Sherri Hill. She creates eye catching dresses, with some so short they will raise the temperature of the prom. Her designs are passionate and innovative, mirroring the personality of the girl that dares to go to the prom with piercings on display. The combination of a Sherri Hill mini dress with your piercings is sure to be both provocative and stunning.

Sherri Hill 1953 dress

Style 1953

The Sherri Hill 1953 strapless dress sends out shock waves as it shimmers with waves of encrusted beading and molds sensually to the body like molten lava. You can choose your body jewelry to match the colors of the beading if you are going for shocking and elegant, or you can opt for jewels that clash for extra provocation.

Sherri Hill S50671 dress

Style S50671

If you have a piercing adorning the navel you can show it off in a svelte two-piece fitted dress such as the Sherri Hill S50671 two-piece dress, styled in a dramatic sheen print with metallic beading adorning the neckline and waistline. Your belly button ring will fascinate as you sway seductively on the dance floor.

Sherri Hill 50701 dress

Style 50701

The Sherri Hill 50701 two-piece prom dress is alluring with an off-the shoulder neckline and subtly encrusted beading. This dress is the perfect tapestry to showcase your belly button ring and facial piercings. Pile your hair up high to best display a line of dangling earrings.

If you do decide to reveal your facial piercings at the prom it is almost predictable that you would choose a short and shocking dress to wear with them. Less expected would be a more elegant dress, perhaps with a floor-length hemline.

If you check out the Sherri Hill collection of prom dresses you will discover designs that are full-length, elegant, yet still provocative.

Sherri Hill 50741 dress

Style 50741

The Sherri Hill 50741 sleeveless prom dress is sleekly styled with a fitted silhouette and a bateau neckline. A provocatively daring element is introduced with the side cutout midriff. There are many other striking dresses in the line that suit the mercurial personality of the pierced party girl.

For more info on their entire Fall 2016 line, check out Sherri Hill.

If you love piercings, body jewelry or tattoos, but are concerned such obvious adornments may have a negative impact on your career prospects, then it makes sense to be tattooed or pierced in private places that will not be on display in the workplace. Your piercing may in no way detract from your professionalism but you do need to be aware some colleagues or bosses may view them with negativity.

Everyone has heard the story of the unfortunate chap who set the bells ringing as he passed through airport security in the presence of his colleagues. The work colleagues of this consummate professional had no inkling that beneath his smart and expensive business suit his body had concealed piercings. All was revealed when his Prince Albert piercing caused him to be pulled aside before he could board his plane and he was taken away to be strip searched. The humiliation endured during the search was nothing compared to explaining why he had to catch a later plane and missed a crucial meeting. After that, there was always snide glances and subdued laughter as he passed. His colleagues never quite looked at him in the same way and he was not surprised when he was passed over for promotion despite achieving record sales.

'Hey, Chuck! I just beat your record of 20 piercings! This gal here has 22!'

The lesson to be gleamed from the Prince Albert story is to always ensure you replace any metal piercings with non-metal jewelry before flying, or remove the piercings completely. If you would prefer to keep your piercings private from fellow workers at a sporting or spa event you are all obliged to attend then it is wise to remove them or replace the jewelry with clear alternates. Never presume that those that share your working environment are necessarily open minded. They may well use knowledge of your piercings to cast a word against you as they attempt to ingratiate themselves with the higher ups.

You can indulge your love of piercings and advance in your career by keeping the two things distinctly separate as you maintain your privacy. There is no need for anyone associated with your work world to ever suspicion that your clothes hide such individuality.

Of course not every profession is stuffy and suited with inbuilt prejudices but it always pays to be careful of what idiosyncratic traits you choose to display in the workplace. Even if you are considered the most diligent employee it may well count against you if turn up on Monday morning sporting a nose ring. A piercing or shocking change of hair color is much easier to remedy than a tattoo if any of these create issues in the workplace. Piercings can be removed and hair shaved off, but tattoos are there to stay and if openly on display could wreck your future chances.

Conformity is a safe option if you value security and who knows, one day you could be running the company and indulge yourself by getting all the piercings your career advancement deprived you of. There is a hot new trend for seniors defiantly showing off the piercings they put on hold while biding their time with a sensible and cautious approach.

A typically negative attitude towards tattoos is often voiced as, ‘imagine how silly that inked drawing will look when you are a pensioner’. While body art may look attractive against young toned skin, the picture may change as the skin starts to sag. Similarly objections to piercings may center on being stuck with a hot trend when one is too old to be considered cool and trendy anymore.

tattooed-elderly-peopleThus it is surprising to discover that the age group that is most expected to frown on body modifications contains a growing number that are indulging in tattoos and piercings. Hip and hot grandmas are flaunting cutely elegant nose rings and granddads are giving into their long held passions for tattoos which were put on hold during their working life. These days it is increasingly common for seniors to take the rite of passage they denied themselves in their youth and get their first tattoo or piercing at a time when others in their age group are only looking forward to a retirement home.

Some women may have long harbored a longing for piercings but been denied their wishes by their spouse. Widowhood or divorce (the ultimate liberator) can open doors to new adventures and they see it as an opportunity to be true to themselves. Seniors that pierce have nothing to prove: they are not trying to fit in but to assert their independence. It is not uncommon to find a daughter disapproves of both her own daughters and mother’s piercings as the adventurous gene often skips a generation. Meanwhile the teen really loves the chance to hang out with her so hip grandma and swap body jewelry.

Tattoos and body jewelry are not solely the preserve of the young and the advent of seniors experimenting with new looks is something which will help to make the trend more socially acceptable. Let’s face it, the later you leave it to get a tattoo or piercing the less time you will live to regret it.