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    We are in real estate , our property manager has one on his arm ( its lovely) but they are in suits all day so it's no problem, we are in a pretty conservative area where most of our home owners/landlords are over 50 so I think a visible tattoo probably would not be a great idea in our marketplace ( he takes his earrings out at work for this reason too, his idea not ours!) as unfortunately image is pretty important for our industry
    , I must admit though tats don't bother
    me when I meet someone for an interview I just hate sloppy dressers , messy hair/makeup or bad suits!

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    My workplace has a no visible tattoo or piercing policy, they are very conservative though. The staff that have tattoos in a spot that isn't covered with clothing need to cover them with either bandaids or makeup, according to our policy handbook.

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    I work in childcare and we are not meant to have visible tats, or piercings other than 1 set of earrings.

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    I have no idea what the nsw dept of education's policy is on tattoos. I have visible tattoos on my ankles and one visible one on my back. It's never been an issue with my boss at my current school, but it might be different if I worked on the North Shore lol! I think the union would be all over it if people were discriminated against.

    My school in London that I worked at had no problem with me having an eyebrow piercing. I don't have it anymore, though.

    Again, could be the demographics of the school.

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    My sis is in NSW police with multiple visible tattoos.
    I've worked with other teachers and child care workers who have had visible tats

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    In my line of work (old Job, SAHM now) I have hired people with visible tattoos, I think it depends on the field though and to what extent the tattoo is visible.
    I had a team member get more tattoos as well that included neck and face, it never fazed me in the slightest however I did have a patent say to me "what type of people are you hiring here" my response was " she's a lovely girl who works very hard to support your son/daughter".

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    Thanks for the replies :-) my workplace (real estate office) doesn't have much of a problem with my foot and inner arm tatts (arm only slightly visible). I don't mind the look of a forearm one but I know I won't be at my job forever and as my "expertise" are reception/admin (ie, people greeter) so wouldn't want to ruin my chances of future employment.

    Just something to think about :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cluky79 View Post
    I did have a patent say to me "what type of people are you hiring here" my response was " she's a lovely girl who works very hard to support your son/daughter".
    nice work there should be more supportive bosses like you.

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    I've been in many hiring/firing roles, most companies had a no visible tattoos policy.

    I personally believe it's better to have a company wide blanket ban on them, rather than pick on individuals who have tattoos that could be seen as offensive to some, but not to others.

    With no company policy prohibiting it and the choice between a potential employee with tattoos and one without, both having equal experience/qualifications, I'd opt for the tattooless one. In the current job market that choice occurs very often.

    I personally aspire to have a facial tattoo, but it'd only work in my dream role which I'm likely to never have and having the tattoo would probably prevent me from achieving that role.

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    I think people need to accept that a lot of people have tattoos these days and get over it. Especially young people (under 30), most of them have at least one, it seems like that anyway. (Maybe it's just the people I meet lol.) One day we'll be the oldest ones in the workforce so hopefully we won't care. (Unless it's something offensive of course.)

    In my job I used to have to wear long sleeves all year round, and they didn't like my eyebrow piercing. When I get another job one day I'll tell them where to shove it if they have a problem with my tatts or piercings. Having said that though I don't think I'll work in an office environment again. Maybe I'll just go work in a tattoo studio, with the amount of tatts I've got I'd fit right in


 

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