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View Poll Results: Do you find tattoos acceptable?
Yes - Whether you have them or not 17 31.48%
No - Whether you have them or not 20 37.04%
Neutral - They don't bother you to a certain extent 17 31.48%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-09-2013, 05:52 AM
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Oh heck no- I was in banking ( mgr) and have one on my calf- they can kiss my tutu. I dress professionaly, and do my job in the same manner... never had an issue, and people like you or they don't and find any pretext to look down on you. But what ever makes you happy/

Old 08-09-2013, 10:02 AM
Location: Tampa, FL
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If I were hiring people for a job -all things being equal, I'd hire the person without visible tattoos over the person with visible tattoos.
Old 08-09-2013, 11:58 AM
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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Just looking for others thoughts, not attacks.
Can't comment nor vote in the poll.

I think you have guessed my position...

to each their own.
Old 08-09-2013, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by BucFan View Post
If I were hiring people for a job -all things being equal, I'd hire the person without visible tattoos over the person with visible tattoos.
Right or wrong, this is how MANY employers feel. I've had the opportunity to sit on hiring panels with the higher ups where I work. I know first hand how the top dogs in many companies react when a potential hire comes in with tattoos and piercings. They don't like ink or holes, plain and simple. It's a huge strike against someone, especially if they want to get hired in most professional, white collar settings.

I have the ability to look beyond someone's ink and to even embrace some of it, but many potential employers can't get beyond it. That doesn't make them bad people it just means they think tattoos may indicate their potential hire has some traits that may not work in that place of business.
Old 08-09-2013, 02:36 PM
Location: Out there somewhere...
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I think heavily tattooed people are insecure people wanting to draw attention to themselves. A little tat here, a little tat there generally is ok, but covered all over with ink and all I can see is hair and eyeballs, no thanks.
Most professional businesses, especially white collar, have an image to preserve and those with tats showing and piercings usually don't fit into their image of taking a chance of scaring away potential clients or customers.
Old 08-09-2013, 02:59 PM
Location: Central Midwest
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I don't have any, but I can tolerate them. I personally think that ones all over the arms are not a turn on. My brother-in-law has them over a big portion of his arms and he is so sorry he has them.

I was just at Walmart looking for some bacterial ointment, and and saw this stuff that said Tatoo fade. I didn't know they had such a thing.
Old 08-09-2013, 04:19 PM
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I've had no issues getting white collar jobs with tattoos, but most people in IT seem to have them anyway. My manager and I bonded over tattoos, he actually was covered in them, i had mine ALL covered up and when he explained they were tattoo/piercing friendly company, i showed mine and we ended up having a 20 minute discussion about them.
Old 08-10-2013, 10:44 AM
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I've always found certain tattoos attractive on some men. For me it depends on the placement, design, etc. it's probably just my cultural upbringing, but I see them on women as a bit unattractive. All of my female friends are tattooed though, haha! I have one on my upper forearm. It has special significance to me AND I find it appealing on me. I have yet to debut it in the office, but if my superiors don't like it, then no polo shirts on Fridays for me (easy fix).

I got mine at age 38. Young people tend to get the sillier or more regrettable locations and designs since youth tends to equate with impulsivity.
Old 08-10-2013, 11:54 PM
Location: Southern California
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I don't have any tattoos myself and I personally don't care for them. However, what others want to do with their bodies is up to them--it's their life, after all.

I work for a large mortgage company and many of my co-workers are younger people in their 20s and 30s. Many of them have visible tattoos but management seems to tolerate it. One of my co-workers is a 60-year-old grandmother who has a few herself.
Old 08-11-2013, 12:04 AM
Location: San Francisco
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I don't care for them, and the reasons were very well articulated by BucsFan (generational thing; inverse relation to wealth and social class) and kmarc (gangsterism/tribalism/devolution). But it's a free country. If someone wants to go out and get a tattoo, it's none of my business.
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