verceingetorix Posted September 11, 2012 Share Posted September 11, 2012 I have changed careers and used to be a welder but due to an injury I have had to change the directions of my life. The plan is to get into PA school for next year if I am accepted. I have a 3.45 overall GPA and 3.85 pre-req GPA. I also have over a years worth of HCE and almost 300 hrs of shadowing. Where I used to work and shadow did not care that I had tattoos since they were covered by long sleeves and a collar. The piercings were okay but my lip piercings had to come out. Here is what I currently have done: 00 gauge plugs and five 10 gauge rings in my ear cartilage. Two 12 gauge lip rings and a 10 gauge tongue ring. I have five tattoos currently; one on each wrist and one on each forearm. The other one is on my shoulder/bicep/back and a small part of my neck. It is covered by a collar but not when I wear scrubs. The left arm is in the process of getting a full sleeve as well. I want to keep this aspect of my life but is this even possible in the long run? I understand that they are more accepting to students but are their any PA's that have the extent of work that I do and acutally working? Also how hard is it going to be to really find a job with all of my work? I don't want opinions of what people feel or believe is right or wrong as everyone has them. I want to know of real world experiance of PA's who have worked with piercings and tattoos or someone that has worked with one. Just trying to see what I am up against and what changes might be in my not so distant future. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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