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Old 07-31-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Flint, Mi
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Hey all

I will be moving down to the Charleston, Area (Goose Creek more likely) in about a year. My girlfriend is heading down there in a few days to get a head start for us. I visited last year and fell in love with the place, so I am super excited about it. The only thing is I am heavily tattooed with plenty of visible ink including the neck and forearm tattoos, So I was just wondering how the Tattoo acceptance is down their (job wise preferably) ? I plan to enter culinary arts in the future (I really like Trident Tech' program) but in the mean time I would need a steady paying job if I am not able to transfer jobs down. Before anyone judges me on my decision of neck tattoo's all I have to say is that I love art and being a part of it is even more satisfying , I am educated and very normal I just love tattoo's thats all.
Any insight well be greatly appreciated !!!

Thanks,
Chris
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I don't think anyone would judge you solely on the fact that you have tattoos. My step daughter is a RN and she has so many tatoos I can't tell you, but they are hidden from view when she works. If anyone does judge you based on the tattoos, I don't think you'd want to be around them anyway. Coming down here without a job is not a good choice. Jobs are scarce here, like most of the country. If you are able to transfer with your current job, that's a plus. We came down here in March from New England.and although it will take awhile to get acclimated to these oppessively hot summers, I love it here. We just closed on a home in Charleston yesterday, and I'm so happy to be able to live in what I feel is one of the most beautiful areas of the south. I wish you the best of luck in your relocating. If there are any questions I can answer for you.. I will do my best.
Patty
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: SC
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Hey all

I will be moving down to the Charleston, Area (Goose Creek more likely) in about a year. My girlfriend is heading down there in a few days to get a head start for us. I visited last year and fell in love with the place, so I am super excited about it. The only thing is I am heavily tattooed with plenty of visible ink including the neck and forearm tattoos, So I was just wondering how the Tattoo acceptance is down their (job wise preferably) ? I plan to enter culinary arts in the future (I really like Trident Tech' program) but in the mean time I would need a steady paying job if I am not able to transfer jobs down. Before anyone judges me on my decision of neck tattoo's all I have to say is that I love art and being a part of it is even more satisfying , I am educated and very normal I just love tattoo's thats all.
Any insight well be greatly appreciated !!!

Thanks,
Chris
Don't worry about it. There are PLENTY of visibly tattooed people in Charleston...even including exhippies in their 50's that wait on me in the organic markets I shop at.

What grosses me out more are the numerous piercings that young people seem to like to get to shock people through their lips; above their chins, their eyebrows and through their noses. You will even find a few of those here.

But you won't find a Naturopathic Doctor or a half sour pickle or a bakery with savory breads (ie herb breads that actually taste like they have herbs in them made with organic ingredients) to save your life.

One thing I haven't come across yet, but I'm sure exists here are the tattooed pierced, leathered, chained and wrist spiked customer service people. The aforementioned were hired by supermarkets in New England to work as cashiers.

Today I was waited on by a fish market service person who donned a winter wool cap with a picture of a pistol on it so you'll get more of the proud gun owners crowd down here than in other parts of the country if his dress is an indication....
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Flint, Mi
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Thanks for the info, Thats the stuff I needed to hear lol.

Pattig - more then likely I will be able to transfer, but if not I would have enough to survive for a year If I could not find a job (I'm sure I would be able to find employment before then). Also True I do not want to be around judgmental people as I never judge anyone myself. How does your step daughter like being a RN down there ? That is what my girlfriend will be attending college for and she is excited (she has no ink lol).

emilybh - I as well am not a fan of the piercings, I do not judge people who have but they are not my taste at all. Lol I am far from the leather chained goth/biker type of person, I just have a love for the beauty of tattooing. Thanks again guys.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Mustngman'
She is an RN in Miami, but I am in the medical field down here and it's great. One thing I love is the fact that most people have repect when they talk to you here. They are polite, and are very friendly. I can't go to the market here without having a conversation with at least one person.
I think you will love it here.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Flint, Mi
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That is was I noticed when I was visiting last year. I went into a publix for the first time and everyone was sooo friendly and very polite. Here in Michigan everyone is either rude, snobby or just a stick in the mud. I cant wait for the sunny weather and no winters lol.
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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That is was I noticed when I was visiting last year. I went into a publix for the first time and everyone was sooo friendly and very polite. Here in Michigan everyone is either rude, snobby or just a stick in the mud. I cant wait for the sunny weather and no winters lol.
That's why we are here... and don't forget the FOOD!!! The food here is fantastic!
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