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I've been having this discussion with some people are work (civilian, senior enlisted, junior officer, and junior enlisted) and the opinion on tattoos (visible or not) is very mixed....
So my question is, what is YOUR opinion... do you as an employer/employee think having visible tattoo's hinders your chance to get a job? And if so, why?
a temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., especially one followed enthusiastically by a group.
In most cases, to me, it shows a lack of foresight....a willingness to limit opportunities for many people. It is something many people will regret someday; or at the very least...something other people will laugh at as the younger generation gets older and saggy.
Tattoos are hardly a fad though they are seemingly becoming more popular. I say go for it, but really think it through. Believe I heard not to get green ink as it is more difficult to remove if the time comes you want the tat erased (not cheap).
Tattoos to me are all about artistic expression.
If you love your tattoo placement and the message it sends, then why should anyone else's opinion matter?
This post was edited by HotLikeSauce 19 months ago
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Btw, I am not asking if I should get them... I already have sleeves and a full chest piece. I'm asking opinions. If you answer please give reasons for or against... Don't just say yes or no.
This post was edited by OHSethIO 19 months ago
I have several tattoos and I love them. I'm currently working on a full sleeve that has a ton of Ohio/Buckeye stuff incorporated in it. I will definitely include pics in my sig when done. My only issue with tattoos is that you should be able to cover them with a long sleeve shirt and pants if necessary. Tats on the neck up and hands are over the top IMO. I'm in the military and still look completely professional with my uniform on. Tattoos are on the rise to cultural exceptability and in 15-20 years I see them being perfectly exceptable by the majority.
I disagree Kirk. (Sarcasm font on) I know a girl who has a butterfly on her lower back and a guy who has barb wire on his bicep. Both tatoos are very creative and original......(Sarcasm font off).
I agree with one other poster, they are a fad and totally silly. What are these tats going to look like when these people are in their 60's. Nasty!
I personally have nothing against tattoos and I have several myself. I will always get tattoos in a location business attire can cover up. I am currently in the military but I want to leave myself the opportunity to be appealing if I get out. I don't think people should be judged by tattoos, in most cases, but unfortunately society does.
I respect your opinion but completely disagree. I am a 38 yr old sales professional and I have 5 tattoo's. They all represent something very special and meaningful to me. That is not a "fad". It in fact showed extreme foresight as I carefully planned what and where for each one, knowing some would be short sighted and not be able to see past the ink for who I am as a professional or a person. Now I will say as a professional courtesy, none of my tattoos are visible as I wear long sleeves in all business meetings. But to call people shortsighted because they have a tattoo is ludicrous. Again, respect you opinion, just disagree.
Know why "hilarious" is such a funny word? Because it's hilarious.
I always wanted a tattoo when I was younger, but didnt want to get something with no meaning. I now have 2, my jump wings atop my battalion crest, and 8 50 cal rounds with my buddies names who died in iraq inside the shells with the fallen writen above it. I dont think u could get any more professional than that, and ive never heard a bad comment about them, neither are visible when wearing long sleeves at work tho, neck tattoos and hand tattoos are where I think it gets unprofessional
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Tattoos are not a fad by any means... They have been around since humans figured out ink would stay in skin.
There are faddish tattoos, like the ones you mentioned but the art form itself is not. Every single one of my tattoos means something to me and remind me of a certain time in my life. If anyone ever gets to actually meet me, I will explain it to them lol
Tats are fine I have them on non visible myself because I wanted it there. I don't think it's right some ppl are close minded about it.I wouldn't want sleeves and excessive amts of tats but again I treat ppl the same reguardless
I think you need to be a little older and out of your youthful phases. I have had pierced ears, long hair, lamb chops , etc. but I never inked, but did think about it. I wouldn't be happy now with what I might have done 15-20 years ago. That shit is permanent so you need to be very thought ful.
Chicks, wedding dresses don't cover up tats nor does a swimsuit at your 3 yr olds swim lessons.
Dudes I think have it easier with a shoulder or arm piece but full sleeves and chest, leg , Etc and people will judge you. Fair or not.
I see someone with tons of tats and as an employer I think that they might not think things through and they aren't concerned with others opinions.......neither of these are good in a pprfessional environment.
Having said all that......it's up to the individual
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I have two tattoos myself both on the upper arm. I don't have a problem with anyone getting a tattoo wherever they want bit I do think that having tattoos showing in a work setting can be off putting especially if they are on the neck or face. If you want to be in a professional setting and deal with clients it should not be visible. Let's face it even though you may not have a problem with it if I were hiring someone I would have to be concerned with the perception my clients would have, and there are still a lot of people that view tattoos as unprofessional.
I have two charities that I devote a portion of myself. The American Red Cross and Am. Cancer society. I give a unit of blood every 56 days +/1 a day for the last 20 years...ever since someone I loved needed blood.
You can't give blood if you have a tattoo...up to so many years. I would personally lobby for someone to go give blood....every unit can save 3 human lives...instead of getting a tat.
In Myrtle Beach..tat parlors are zoned into the seediest, lowest rent part of town. That immediately throws a red flag up for me. Personally, I can't comprehend why someone would even remotely risk acqiring hep C or worse for some kind of 'personal' statement.
If you are married or have children..shouldn't you think about whether it is worth it first?..and even if you consider the risk small...isn't there something more worthwhile to do with the money?
.....and I would also add something about vanity in there. When I think of tats..I think of Paul tuetel Sr. The guy is so egocentric that he wears muscle shirts in sub freezing wether..just to show his arms and tats. Just my personal opinion..but I do not respect guys like that..in fact I pity them to some extent.
This post was edited by jwe 19 months ago
Your opinion is based on nothing, you have no facts or knowledge to have an opinion on the matter...
1. You can't give blood for 90 days after you get a tattoo (and that has actually changed) I just got new work done and gave blood to the American Red Cross last week.
2. When you go to a SHOP, EVERYTHING is extremely clean, probably cleaner than hospitals honestly..
3. I have a wife and we are having kids, but what does that have to do with my having tattoo's?
4. The bible also says dont judge people if I am not mistaken? I am not a religious person but IMO there are much worse sins people commit everyday than getting tattoo's...
And finally, what does it matter if someone wants to show off his/her arms/tattoo's? Its the same thing if you have a nice car, or watch, etc.. IDK about you, but when I get something new and nice I want to show it off to my friends and family etc... but I do not get it TO show it off.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by OHSethIO 19 months ago
Tattoos = no class. Plain and simple.
That's a douche comment.
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