what bothers me is that we can't have any visible piercings except ears. I've worked for a few resteraunts and THEY never allowed it because people are eating and it's sometimes not sanitary and it makes some people sick to look at it (my mother being one of them), but at a clothing store? c'mon. I'm not very extreme in appearance, all I want is a teeny tiny nose stud, you probably wouldn't even notice it most of the time as I have freckles and it would just blend in with them... I think that's more than a little ridiculous.
its actually not "unsanitary". Thats a myth to let employers keep that prejudice against cirtan people. Maybe if it was infected and you rubbed your face in someones food, THAT would be unsanitary. But common cuts on your hands (like what people get when they work in a resteraunt) or undersides of fingernails are MUCH less sanitary.