At Tattoo Removers.ink we do our best to stay hip. We know that people like to express themselves in increasingly visual ways these days, and all of our attention spans are going by the wayside. Think about the way we use memes or gifs to express ourselves instead of words via text or social media. The same holds true for our bodies. The human race has practiced the art of tattoos since the dawn of man. Those who get a tattoo in this day and age carry on this rich tradition.
We would never come here to dissuade people from getting tattoos. We would just like for people to get them under the right circumstances. Of course we always like to stress for folks to make informed, well-thought-out decisions in general, but also especially when getting a tattoo.
Today we’d like to talk about tattoos in the workplace for those of us who do have visible tattoos and for those of us who are thinking about getting a tattoo in a less than discreet sort of area. Many work environments still look at tattoos in the traditional way, that they should be seen in the workplace, while other industries might have more relaxed, open-minded standards when dealing with their staff.
Professional athletes seem to get a pass. You’ll see all seven feet of an NBA player’s wingspan dripping with ink, or Colin Kaepernick’s tatted-up sleeves. Of course some athletes who try to keep their role model image in tact might shy away from getting a tattoo in an exposed area.
Most celebrities won’t get anywhere near a tattoo shop. An actor has to become someone else for each new job they take on, so they can’t have a large and noticeable tattoo gumming up their process. Usually, if a character in a movie calls for tattoos, a professional artist will come in and give them a fake tattoo — which is something we recommend anyone considering getting a tattoo do before they actually go through with the final decision.
Trendier corporations like Starbucks let their employees express themselves freely with piercings and also tattoos. Bars, restaurants, and other non-corporate food and beverage vendors are usually found to be fairly relaxed as well, while some places like the Outback Steakhouse require their employees to cover up tattoos with arm and wrist bands.
The world of business can be hit or miss as well. If you work at Morgan Stanley, you’re going to be having to look the part, same thing with working at a bank, or any other areas where people need to feel assured in working with you at all times. Other industries with low percentages of tattooed employees are education, professional services, healthcare, information technology, government positions, as well as retail.
We bet you can’t guess which industry has the highest percentage of people with tattoos? We’ll wait for you to think about it. Give up? The military! — 36%, to be exact (though the military does prohibit face tattoos as well as extremist, indecent, sexist or racially-charged imagery or messages).
We’re not going out on a limb when we say that most employers are going to have a problem if you have a face tattoo. You’re going to be seriously limiting your options if you pull that move. We always like to encourage being bold, but this one must be done with some serious deliberation. But if you know what is at stake and would like a face tattoo anyway, then party on. Embrace your alternative lifestyle and do what you will. If you ever regret your decision, then Tattoo Removers.ink is here to help.
If you do have a tattoo that you need to get rid of, for whatever reason, but especially if you’re looking to make a vertical career move, Dr. Aldridge can help. Schedule your initial consultation today and we will show you how laser tattoo removal can benefit you.