18 November 2015
The Tattoo Doesn’t Kill the Job Opportunity
There is a very well known saying that a tattoo will be a final decision as to if you get the job or not; basically if you have any sort of ink on your skin you are exempt from getting a job because it isn’t possible. Yet society today often consists of people challenging social normality and being an individual, and there is definitely no shortage on that; what doesn't say individuality like a tattoo?
As today’s society makes its move towards individualism, companies are able to focus more on what matters, who is going to be the best at doing the job which the person is being hired. Due to tattoos being in high demand with a 15% increase in people employed with tattoos over the past decade, consumers are able to really show that the ink in your skin really isn’t going to ruin your life.
Yet today many still consider a tattoo to be an Inferior Good studies show that many people who have a lower income are not actually in this situation because of the ink on their skin as much as it is the individual as a person itself. Studies have shown in the past that tattoos are generally on the skin of people who are more of risk takers or people who make bad choices; bad choices generally lead to things which don’t allow you to achieve success. This means that the stereotype of tattoos leading to unemployment isn’t completely because of the ink itself but the person who had not made the right choices.
While the lower income people with tattoos cause the stereotype on this elastic product, there are still employer that may actually take your tattoo into account. The most important thing in a work environment is professionalism, generally people will put tattoo’s where they can be concealed so that they are able to look completely professional if need be and this will definitely help you secure a job but other things about tattoos are taken into account as well. Another primary deciding factor on a tattoo is it’s actual meaning, this is important because there is a huge difference between a person with a tattoos of their mom’s birthday and a person with a tattoo of an upside down cross on their forehead. If a tattoo isn't appropriate for a professional workplace, sometimes people simply cannot be hired, because if you wish to have a good relationship between employees and customers, and patients, you need some level of professionalism to establish that initial bond.
Basically, a tattoo isn’t going to ruin your life or make a huge impact on your job if it isn't too much. So make the right choice about a tattoo and don’t allow it to affect professionalism in the workplace.
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