Lisa Lang (23) from Aalen (Ba.-Wü.) stands out. With her blonde mane, with the tunnels in her ears, with her numerous tattoos and the many piercings on her face – Too many?
For the Maria Stern Academy in Nördlingen (Bavaria), the matter is clear: body jewelry for trainees is only possible to a very limited extent – this is also recorded in the house rules. But that’s exactly where Lisa wanted to start her teacher training on September 8th. She refused to sign the house rules on the first day and tried to talk to the school management, she says.
The academy, however, announces that Lisa accepted the house rules in the online application process on June 4th. In addition, she submitted two application photos on which neither lip nor tongue piercings can be seen.
Not true, says Lisa: “I’ve been wearing these piercings for years, I don’t have any photos without them.”
But why are piercings and tattoos a problem at all?
Dr. Sigrid Christeiner, head of the academy in Nördlingen: “Small children can find conspicuous nose rings, lip and tongue piercings quite irritating.”
Lisa replies: “Children ask holes in your stomach anyway. And I have no problem explaining my body jewelry. “
Curious: At another Maria Stern Academy – in Augsburg – piercings are not an obstacle. There Lisa trained as a nanny. In the meantime she has also found a school where she can train to be a teacher – with body jewelry.
… and this tattoo man is a teacher
The French Sylvain Hélaine (35) has invested almost 60,000 euros in his body art. Even the teacher’s eyes are tattooed. According to his own statement, the primary school teacher from Palaiseau near Paris has no problems with his students. “In the first lesson the children look in disbelief, but when they notice that I am a completely normal teacher, everything is fine.”