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Old 12-21-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
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By extreme I mean hundreds in the form of full sleeves, not 1 or 2 trendy bicep tattoos. The reason for asking is that I have noticed differences when visiting regions of the u.s., with the west coast cities being the most likely to not care, while the southern cities definitely noticed, and it's not always harmless attention, sometimes law enforcement can hold just as many prejudices. I'm especially interested in the midwest because this is where I want to relocate in the spring, but this region is rumored in the the tattoo community to be the least tattoo friendly (and again, I'm talking heavy coverage).

I did a search for this and either found nothing or out of date info.

Edit: I'm more interested in the general mindset of the community, not what hiring managers think.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The reason you found nothing is because it doesn't really matter.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
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The reason you found nothing is because it doesn't really matter.
Can you at least elaborate? Do you know that for a fact? It seemed to matter in Dallas.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Can you at least elaborate? Do you know that for a fact? It seemed to matter in Dallas.
There's people who will stare at you wherever you go. You may get less stares in LA, SF, and NYC but it won't alter your quality of life enough to tell. If you care about what people think of you, not saying you do but in general, then you shouldn't get many visible tattoos.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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I've seen more tattoos in Chicago in the several months I've lived here than I did in my entire life living in Pittsburgh. You'll be ok.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Nowadays, there's widespread tattooing pretty much everywhere. Even in the "backwards" south, I've never known any city where most people would even look twice at someone who was covered in ink. The only exception would be if you were in a strictly professional or conservative setting, like the workplace or church. Otherwise, people just don't make a big deal about that stuff anymore.

That right there shows you how much tattoos have become redundant.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Manila
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Nowadays, there's widespread tattooing pretty much everywhere. Even in the "backwards" south, I've never known any city where most people would even look twice at someone who was covered in ink. The only exception would be if you were in a strictly professional or conservative setting, like the workplace or church. Otherwise, people just don't make a big deal about that stuff anymore.

That right there shows you how much tattoos have become redundant.
The world would be a MUCH better place if people in those settings also got with the program!

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Old 12-22-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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There's people who will stare at you wherever you go. You may get less stares in LA, SF, and NYC but it won't alter your quality of life enough to tell. If you care about what people think of you, not saying you do but in general, then you shouldn't get many visible tattoos.

That is because most people today with tattoo's are lemmings.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I would agree that the West would seem more "sleeve friendly". In the Midwest, you should stick to a true, blue-collar Rust Belt kind of area or an area that has a large "eccentric" sub-culture. Chicago would be an easy example. I've seen that kind of thing a lot in Minneapolis-St. Paul but I can't tell you if it's widely accepted (I personally always wonder how people with tattoos on their heads or all over their body could get decent jobs.....not because they are bad people, but because HR or recruiters judge the HELL out of people!).
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:08 AM
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In Phoenix, there are a lot of tattoos around. Even people over 60 have them. They're "senior tattoos."
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