I started working as a programmer 3 months ago in a small company (only five persons, including my boss) in southern Germany. Usually I wear a piercing in my nasal septum, but for a more professional appearance I flipped it inward while at work, so neither my boss nor my colleagues know that I have a piercing.
Now that I've been there for a while and settled in, I am thinking about wearing it visibly because it's more comfortable. I have no contact to people from outside besides very rarely salesmen or business partners.
I have these possibilities:
- Ask my boss if it's okay for him if I wear a piercing, while stating willingness to remove it in case customers or salesmen come in.
- Tell my boss that I have this piercing now but that I can hide it (flip it in) if required.
- Just appear at work with the septum visible from now on without mentioning it actively.
What is the best way to go about this?