Body Jewellry

#1
Have read what they say about piercings but still feel unsure, as ive got a nipple ring in situ which i dont really want to take out in case it closes up or gets infected. Careers advicer told me that it could be an issue in basic training as for some of the gym work some of the instructors insist on the lads taking their t-shirts off and going topless. He said i may be able to put an elasoplast over it or it may simply have to come out, but ultimatly their decision, anyone experienced this???
 
#2
You can alway's take it out during the day and put it back in at the evenings... Depending on how long you have had it pierced. It should be fine
 

janner

MIA
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#3
shauna2589 said:
You can alway's take it out during the day and put it back in at the evenings... Depending on how long you have had it pierced. It should be fine
Is this the voice of experience speaking? 8O
 
#6
Have you seen a degloved finger? You may be jumping through hoops into and out of confined spaces, the likelyhood of you catching your body peircing is high and you'll lose a bit of skin to go along with it.
Your body your choice.
 
#7
The reason I don't wear rings on my fingers to this day is down to an article in the 70's about a aircraft mechanic who fell down the nose of a Wessex helicopter. His ring finger caught in a raised screw head and severered his finger.

Took the article home, showed the wife and have never worn a ring since. Always quoting that as the reason. :wink: (Married ex matelot's will understand the connotation!!)

As some one said. Your body - your choice.
 
#8
higthepig said:
Seems a crazy thing to have in your chest whilst serving in the RN, I dread to think of the damage that it can do.
Got my nipple done as a dare on leave with a bunch of others. Found myself wearing green in N.I. with big **** off body armour x1.

Big **** off body armour x1 gets taken off after patrol. Jacket has stain. Leaky pen thinks I. Took jacket off to find a very sticky and red T-shirt. Took T-shirt off to find a very torn up nipple and no ring!

Couldn't even go sick with it as it was self inflicted and would have ended up on a charge.

Long story short, "Jewellery" and "Service" do not go well.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
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#9
Deja vu time again... :oops:

sgtpepperband on 29 Feb 08 said:
BR 81 (Royal Navy and Royal Marines Uniform Regulations) Chapter 2 - Policy & Appearance (Section 2: Appearance)

Article 0221. General

1. The deportment and appearance of officers and ratings, whether in uniform or in civilian clothing, shall on all occasions reflect credit on the Naval Service and upon the individual. It is the responsibility and duty of all those in authority to ensure that the policies, regulations and instructions contained herein are adhered to.

2. Deportment. Personnel in uniform shall conduct themselves in a manner which projects a positive and military appearance.

3. Smart and presentable appearance. Officers and ratings in uniform shall be well groomed with smart and properly pressed uniform and clean footwear. In particular, buttons, fasteners and zips shall be kept closed; pockets shall not be bulged; personal items such as glasses, sun glasses, pens, pencils, key rings or papers shall not visibly protrude from pockets nor be suspended from waist belts or pockets. Mobile telephones or bleepers, personal radios, tape or CD players and other such electronic equipment, shall not be visibly worn, or operated except when provided from service sources for the performance of a specific duty where their ready accessibility is required.

4. Jewellery. Apart from wrist watches and cuff links where appropriate, no jewellery is to be worn with uniform other than those items listed below:

a. Signet , engagement and wedding ring for male personnel.

b. Signet, engagement and wedding ring, and a single small plain gold sleeper or stud (not more than 6mm in diameter) earring in the centre of each earlobe for female personnel.

c. When in Ward Dress a wedding ring is the only item of jewellery permitted to be worn by QARNNS personnel.

5. Local Orders for Royal Guards or other occasions of major ceremony may further limit items of jewellery to be worn.

6. Body piercing. Even where another part of the body other than the ear has been pierced or prepared, whether for any ring, stud or sleeper, no such items are to be worn.

7. Similarly when in plain clothes, the wearing of body jewellery and trinkets whilst on board or on duty is not permitted, nor at any other time when likely to reflect adversely upon the Naval Service.[/b]

8. Body Art. Body Art (Tattoos) should not extend above the collar or below the cuffs when in No 1 uniform dress.

Article 0222. Male Personnel

1. Hair. Shall be neatly groomed; taper trimmed at the back, sides and above the ears to blend with the hair style. On the top of the head it shall be no more than 15 cm in length and sufficiently short at the front and sides that when the hair is groomed and head-dress removed, no hair shall touch the ears or fall below the top of the eyebrows. It shall be kept above the shirt collar.

2. Hair shall be no greater than 4 cm in bulk at the top of the head, with the bulk decreasing gradually from the top and blending with the taper-trimmed back and sides. Bulk is defined as the distance that the mass of hair protrudes from the scalp when groomed, as distinct from the length of the hair. Styling shall not present an exaggerated or non-conformist appearance, nor shall it interfere with the proper wearing of head-dress. Excessively short hair can detract from a smart and well groomed appearance, however, may be permitted at the discretion of the Commanding Officer.

3. Sideburns. Shall not extend below the ear lobe, shall be of even width, and shall be taper trimmed and squared off to conform to the overall hair style. Sideburns for RM Personnel shall not extend below halfway down the ear.

4. Beards and moustaches. The commanding officer will permit all Naval Service (except RM) male personnel to request to wear full set beards. RM male personnel may wear moustaches at their option. Beards and moustache’s shall be kept neatly trimmed especially, in the case of beards, at the lower neck and cheekbones (see also Annex A).

5. When the safety of an individual might be jeopardised by his beard or moustache, such as in the wearing of oxygen or gas masks, it shall be modified in such a fashion as to accommodate the type of equipment required to be worn.

6. Beards or moustaches shall be shaved off if the conditions of paragraph 5 cannot be met.

Article 0223. Female Personnel

1. Hair. Shall be kept neatly groomed and shall not extend below the lower edge of the shirt collar. Long hair should be worn up. Varying styles of hair, straight or curled, are permitted within these limits but unnatural hair colours and exaggerated styles, including those with excessive fullness, shortness or extreme height are not permitted. In no case shall the bulk or length of the hair detract from a smart and well groomed appearance or preclude the proper wearing of naval head-dress. Hair ornaments, including scrunchies, shall not be worn. Every effort shall be made to ensure that grips, hairpins, nets and similar items used to secure the hair are as unobtrusive as possible. Hairstyles shall be secured or styled back from the face. Ratings with long hair may wear it in a ‘pony tail’, secured with a non-synthetic tie when forming part of an emergency party so that breathing apparatus can be donned quickly without the need to remove hair grips. This relaxation also extends to ratings off duty in their mess decks.

2. Make-up. When wearing uniform, or civilian clothes on duty, make-up shall be worn conservatively. This shall preclude the use of false eyelashes, heavy eyeliner, brightly coloured eye shadow, coloured nail polish and excessive facial make-up.
 

Dicky

Lantern Swinger
#10
Sgtpepperband: Liked that post mate...good one. Much the same is required when working in operating theatres, with regard to jewellery that is.....and same with smoking - no smoking in operating theatres for fear of blowing the poor fcuker off the table if you're using Ether.....blast from the past so to speak......what the fcuk am I talking about ??? yawn...
 
#11
Waspie said:
The reason I don't wear rings on my fingers to this day is down to an article in the 70's about a aircraft mechanic who fell down the nose of a Wessex helicopter. His ring finger caught in a raised screw head and severered his finger.

Took the article home, showed the wife and have never worn a ring since. Always quoting that as the reason. :wink: (Married ex matelot's will understand the connotation!!)

As some one said. Your body - your choice.
Remember it well as I was on 829 at the time and they displayed the pic of the sleeve of the finger, then the ring, then the finger bone in a line...everywhere. OUCH.

And what is a guy doing with a belly ring for fracks sake..

There was a POM on the Invisible who had his nipples done!!!
 
#12
I've got my belly done ripped it out pretty much as soon as I had it done when I went caving. It hurt like a bitch. I had it redone since but really wont take it out or let it get ripped out again. Its not worth the pain.
 
#15
Pain and blood ?????? you know nothing of pain and blood child. That will be rectified when Uncle Ron Jeremy removes you're clit ring with his bare teeth while simultaneously caving in you're back doors [he is rather agile]
 
#16
4to8 said:
Pain and blood ?????? you know nothing of pain and blood child. That will be rectified when Uncle Ron Jeremy removes you're clit ring with his bare teeth while simultaneously caving in you're back doors [he is rather agile]
And as for the A2M that he wants to do to your dwarfish soul!! Dear god the agony!! :D
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#19
flyingboy said:
Have read what they say about piercings but still feel unsure, as ive got a nipple ring in situ which i dont really want to take out in case it closes up or gets infected. Careers advicer told me that it could be an issue in basic training as for some of the gym work some of the instructors insist on the lads taking their t-shirts off and going topless. He said i may be able to put an elasoplast over it or it may simply have to come out, but ultimatly their decision, anyone experienced this???
There are times when one cannot help but empathise with Hig.

If you have read what it says about piercings, you will understand that they must be removed, it is basic common sense.

If you don't want to take it out, don't join. Your choice, but if you join there is no choice.
 
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