WalkingOnSunshine wrote:What do you do about your nose piercing?
In my case, I have some lip and ear piercings.
I feel a little uncomfortable even wearing a lip ring in public. Even in the rural countryside where I live, I see the occasional kid wearing lip rings, and it stands out like a sore thumb. It's just hassel to be stared at because you're wearing something in your face, as well as being a foreigner etc.
So, I tend to put in earrings, but leave the facial piercings out, and tattoos covered when I'm in my town or hanging out it the nearby city.
Of course, at school its strictly no-piercings and tattoos.
I knew a few other JETs who would wear a lip ring/nose ring as soon as they're out of school, and they just think it's their right to wear/do what they want outside of work hours. And, really, your school can't complain as long as you're not in school or as the posters above said, representing your BOE or schools.
It's up to you, with what you want to do and what you feel comfortable with, so my advice is just get here and be a 'clean slate' and then get a feel for what's okay and what isn't and go from there.