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Old 12-26-2007, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I would say, "Welcome to the world, you're on your own."

And then he can discover just how hard it is to get a job and rent an apartment with a tattoo on his neck..

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AND "you're outta the will"
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:15 PM
 
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As long as it's tasteful, I wouldn't care. Of course, I, myself, am in my mid-twenties, so I'm not the best person to answer this question. I have a visible tattoo on my arm, live in Nashville (a conservative city), go to church, and work in the IT industry. My tattoo has never caused me ANY problems whatsoever.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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it's his body, it's his life, not my place to comment. I might ask, "how did you choose that design?" or "did it hurt?" but other than that not my business. And yes I have children, age 20, 20, and 22
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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and actually I was the mom saying "if you want a tattoo or wild haircut, go for it" and they'd roll their eyes and say, "if you want one go get it yourself" and they are all ultra-conservative and neat in their dress and hair styles, though not in their world views.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Perhaps this is a bigger deal depending on where you live. After living near and working on a Navy base...I don't even notice tats anymore. I know very few people under 35 who don't have one or two or many more. I don't personally have any...but I have no problem with my teens getting tats after they are old enough.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:37 PM
 
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I'd tell him that I was disappointed that he got the tattoo and hope that he has no regrets later in life over getting it. Being in the staffing field, I can't tell you how often hiring managers tell me that the candidates that I present to them cannot have any visible tattoos or piercings. Albeit, these are white collar jobs. I would hope that his neck tattoo doesn't adversely affect his career in any way. I suppose that as the younger people move up the ranks in business, that perhaps hiring managers themselves will have visible neck and facial tattoos and will be open minded to hiring others that do too. But for now, in the business community, it's frowned upon.
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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Tattoos are for people who are trying to "prove" something. Otherwise what is the point of getting a tattoo. Because it looks "Cool" there you go. That does not compensate for an argument.
Now that just isn't true. People get tattoos for all sorts of reasons. Sure, some people just get them to look 'cool' but people also get them to reflect their personalities, honour loved ones or to pay tribute to and remember close friends or relatives who have died. To say that every person with a tattoo is out to try and prove something is completely ignorant.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:41 PM
 
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Just to respond to an earlier poster, I have never seen anyone denied an apartment lease because of a tattoo. Tattoos are not so taboo in the professional workforce either. Granted I worked for non-profit organizations. BUT, they were large and well known non profits, and there were more people than you would think with tattoos and piercings.
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:49 AM
 
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Just to respond to an earlier poster, I have never seen anyone denied an apartment lease because of a tattoo. Tattoos are not so taboo in the professional workforce either. Granted I worked for non-profit organizations. BUT, they were large and well known non profits, and there were more people than you would think with tattoos and piercings.
Again, I find people jobs for a living and am told often by clients that they don't want to interview candidates with visible tattoos or piercings. They'll interview and hire them, as long as tattoos are covered. Perhaps it's more conservative here and again, in time that may change. But I can't assist anyone with a neck tattoo on finding a job unless a shirt with a collar can hid it.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Just a few miles outside of St. Louis
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I don't have a problem with tattoos, as a general rule, however, I do think that it behooves the person getting them to give consideration as to how they will be perceived by others, most particularly when they are trying to land a job. They may think it's not important, and that people should not judge them, but folks do make judgements, based on that first impression. It may not be fair, but that's how the world works. I find myself looking twice at someone who has tattoos on the neck or face, as it gives the impression of a street thug, even if that person is not one, simply because that is the group who seems to sport them that way, the most often. When it comes to tattoos, thoughtful discretion is not such a bad idea.

And yes, my children do have tattoos. My daughter has three tattoos, one at the base of her neck, which is generally covered by her hair; one in the small of her back; and one on her left ribcage, both of which are also usually covered by her clothing. The one on her neck is a pretty lotus flower, not overly large. The other two are Celtic-themed, as a nod to her Celtic heritage. My son has one on his upper left arm, so that he can cover it easily, if needed. It is also Celtic-themed. Both of my children waited until they were of age, and they paid for it.
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