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Old 09-08-2014, 12:28 PM
 
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Years ago professional people used to hide their tattoos thinking that if they showed them off in a white collar environment, they would be held against them. That does not seem to be the case anymore.

We have a number of women in our office that recently got tattoos for the first time and they have bought new clothes that show skin where their new tattoos are. They show everyone who might be interested their new tattoos and make no effort to hide them. They are convinced that no one in the year 2014 will discriminate against them for showcasing their tattoos, no matter how large or unusual.

If you have new tattoos do you buy new clothes that show skin where the tattoos are?

 
Old 09-08-2014, 12:45 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Years ago professional people used to hide their tattoos thinking that if they showed them off in a white collar environment, they would be held against them. That does not seem to be the case anymore.
Actually, that STILL is the case in my area, especially for health care workers.
 
Old 09-08-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Sometimes I wear clothing that highlights my ink. Other times, I wear clothing that conceals it. Depends on the context... where am I going, what am I doing? In my line of work, it's a mixed bag. Some people will be fine with a teacher with visible tattoos, others will not. I have two small ones; one would never be visible at work, anyway, due to where it's located, and the other might peek out from time to time if I'm wearing a shirt with a scooped neck in the back and have my hair up (it's between my shoulderblades, an area which most work clothes tend to cover).

I don't specifically buy clothing that highlights my tattoos, no...but I also don't freak out if something I'm wearing doesn't cover them.

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Old 09-08-2014, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Actually, that STILL is the case in my area, especially for health care workers.
Depends. I live on a military base and go to a VA hospital, where many of the medical professionals are sailors, and lots of them have ink. A military medic with tattoos isn't uncommon.
 
Old 09-08-2014, 01:05 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Yeah... but I DID specify "in my area".
 
Old 09-08-2014, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Yep, got it.

This is obviously an issue that's going to vary from area to area, within context.
 
Old 09-08-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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An outfit that showcased my tattoo would be inappropriate in a typical white-collar job (which I have). My sister-in-law has tattoos on both upper arms and shoulders. For work, she wear sleeves. Outside work, they are usually visible. Mine is not.
 
Old 09-08-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Well, I wear what I want to wear, despite my tattoos. I did used to work in a doctors office and the tip of one of my tattoos showed because short sleeves only go so far.

All of my parents had to see the rest of it. They all liked it and thought I should show it.

Now I do not work anywhere and haven't for a couple of years and I wear what is weather appropriate. Sometimes that means a hoodie and sometimes that means I am sleeveless.

I do not buy clothing to show off my tattoos.
 
Old 09-08-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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Fads and styles change. Tats used to be a sign of a grody individual. While I still feel that way, there are many in society which believe they are acceptable, indeed even something of which to be proud. "Art work" is the catch phrase. And people seem to dress, according to the environment in which they find themselves, so as to display their tattoos.

Mod cut.

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Old 09-08-2014, 02:21 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Fads and styles change. Tats used to be a sign of a grody individual. While I still feel that way, there are many in society which believe they are acceptable, indeed even something of which to be proud. "Art work" is the catch phrase. And people seem to dress, according to the environment in which they find themselves, so as to display their tattoos.

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Mod cut: Orphaned.

Also, I am not a grody person because I have tattoos.

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