Can tattoos prevent you from getting a job?

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Date created: Mon, Apr 26, 2021 6:00 PM
Date updated: Fri, Dec 9, 2022 5:20 AM


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  • Regardless of size, number, visibility, or offensiveness, tattoos don’t seem to stop people from finding jobs or bringing in as much pay as everyone else.

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But now, in 2017 — with at least one in five Canadians now having a tattoo — will getting inked actually hurt your chances of getting hired? Yes and no, according to Andrew Timming, a professor at the University of Western Australia Business School who has conducted multiple studies on tattoos in the workplace.

The biggest takeaways from our survey include a whopping 76% of respondents feel tattoos and piercings hurt an applicant’s chances of being hired during a job interview. And more than one-third – 39% of those surveyed – believe employees with tattoos and piercings reflect poorly on their employers.

There are some tattoos that are even more of a turn-off for employers. People with face, neck or hand tattoos have much lower employability. This is because, while you can ask someone to keep an arm or a leg tattoo covered, it’s much harder to disguise body art on the face, neck or hands.

Even small tattoos can cause problems for people in work "For example, many employers with employees in customer facing roles prohibit any visible tattoos. "There is no express law protecting...

Your answer is shameful. You can’t decide color but can decide to get a tattoo/piercing or not. That line of thought is one example of how critical thinking in some youth runs like water in the desert. If you get a tattoo and want to get a job, make sure to go for the classy choice and make sure it’s not visible with normal work attire.

Contrary to popular belief, having a tattoo no longer impedes your chances of getting a job. Published in the journal Human Resources, a new study by the University of Miami Business School and ...

“You should not have tattoos which could cause offence. Tattoos are not acceptable if they are particularly prominent, garish, offensive or undermine the dignity and authority of your role.” When...

A spokeswoman for Arrowe Park hospital on Wirral said: “Tattoos and piercings would not affect someone’s job application. However we do have a uniform and safe dress policy to ensure staff portray...

This means that a total 77% of employers will or might be less likely to hire you if you have tattoos. We invited respondents to write in comments, a sample of which are posted below, and what many said was that tattoos might affect their decision if the tattoos were offensive or racist, or if the role was customer facing.

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