First, I just want to say that I completely understand the military's policy on no piercings at the academies, and that all piercings need to be taken out. However, now that all the interviews are over with for the applying class of 2015, is it detrimental to get a short-term piercing? A tongue piercing has always interested me, but I never wanted one permanently. If I was accepted to the academy, wanted a tongue piercing with every intention to have it removed well before the first day, would it still be a really bad idea to have it done? (BESIDES the dangers of the piercing itself) Thank you! P.S. My goal is to be a pilot, so I'm also wondering if there are any possible medical repercussions from a healed piercing that would exclude one from the possibility of a pilot slot?