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Posted on 06/01/2012 5:25:33 PM PDT by Morgana
ust some helpful guidance for my listeners. If you are looking for a job and want to be taken seriously, I hope you dont have a tattoo. If you do, get it removed. In fact, if you are looking for a job, the tattoo removal business is booming!
According to The Patients Guide, a website comprised of 25 niche publications dedicated to skin care, laser tattoo removal has increased 32 percent over the past year --- just the PAST YEAR -- with many citing employment as a main reason for the treatment.
Dr. Jen Mundt of Delete Tattoo Removal in Phoenix said she sees about 20 to 22 people a day looking to remove their tattoos for prospective jobs
Mundt said her clients are primarily concerned with tattoos that are located on the wrist and neck.
The wrist and the neck, but what about ankle tattoos? Oh yeah
those are generally found on fat chicks, and they have trouble finding jobs for other reasons.
(Excerpt) Read more at boortz.com ...
In before the “Tattoo Location Guide” cartoon.
I run a daycare in my home. Business is really hurting.
I have a very short Daryl van Horn pony tail...is that permissible?
are you a boy or girl?
Also even if your tattoo is not visible don’t post Face Book pictures of you taking or getting belly button shots at last weekends soiree.
Cats are too damn hardheaded...but we never give up!
One day our bidness will catch on and we'll be ritch, bitch!
Why is business in your daycare hurting? Parents don’t want to bring their kids there ‘cause all the kids there have prison tats?
Now that is one tough daycare.
I am seeing more and more tattooed people. Too me, the tattoos are ugly and a blight but I say nothing. More and more of that ink is showing up on people in good businesses and front line customer interaction. It seems that ink is a point in favor of being hired.
Maybe I am biased against since I have a rather large and unsightly birthmark which I didn’t have a choice.
If/when I advertise for a stock model, my number one criteria is no visible ink. More and more seem to have them in recent years looking at OMP and Modelmayhem.
There is a high flake factor in this part of the world too.
I don't think that word means what you think it means!
“I am seeing more and more tattooed people. Too me, the tattoos are ugly and a blight but I say nothing. More and more of that ink is showing up on people in good businesses and front line customer interaction. It seems that ink is a point in favor of being hired.”
I hear you. I think it is trashy. Saw a woman yesterday with tats. Of course she had a job. Found out she was a CPS worker. When I first saw her I thought she was another kind of worker.
Reading some of the comments at the original site is interesting.
Seems that some miss the point of the original author that having tattoos lessens one’s probability of being hired. This is a pragmatic or empiric observation.
They seemed to reason that the point was that it’s morally defensible to discriminate and not hire a tattooed applicant, or that the existence of one employed person with a tattoo overturns the author’s observation.
Kind of suggests to me a possible (weak) correlation of critical thinking issues with a predilection for defending one’ tattoos.
OK, I said weak! I didn’t mean you.
Thank you. That was the one.
I rarely eat fast food anymore, but I was on the road, hungry, and McRonalds was the only game in town.
I walked in, noted the tat on the neck of the person taking orders, and walked right back out.
Stopped at a gas station for a Coke and some nabs.
My uncle's having some trouble with his cat farming venture. He's kind of new at it. Just how deep are you supposed to plant 'em?
Thinking of the people I know or have seen with tattoos, this is painfully accurate.
I was going to put up the bacon graph up just for the hell of it. But this would have turned into a terrorist thread.
A young aquaintance of mine got a very large tattoo of a dragon on her stomach. At the time I wondered if she had thought things all the way thru. But she proudly flaunted it to whoever would look.
She got pregnant and another friend asked if she could see her tattoo..at about eight months in. The reply was a glare and a loud NO!!”.
After delivery, same friend asked to see the tatt she had once so proudly flaunted...and got a one finger salute.
When this current fad become a thing of the past, there are going to be a lot of regrets. It’s not like long hair or even piercings that will grow back together.
Come to think of it, I may learn tatt removal for a retirement career.
How much of that do you think is due to unemployed becoming stay at home parents, and how much is due to the drop off in the birth rate since the Great Recession started 2007/2008?
Get a gander at this dude in the local newspaper:
Some folk's children........................
I’ve been trying to hire two new employees for the last month, but am having trouble finding candidates who are sober, don’t have a serious felony, or have acceptable appearance.
One interested party asked if face piercings and tattoos were okay, before “he drove his a$$” all the way across the city to fill out an application. I replied that piercings are okay if they can be removed and tattoos can be covered by clothing at work.
I received his response,
“It’s really a shame companies judge on appearance rather than personality, character, knowledge & good ethics. Best of luck finding a ‘status quo’ drone. Needn’t bother responding back.”
How long until some bleeding heart, feel-good liberal recommends that tattooed individuals become a protected class under ADA or Equal Opportunity acts? Gay - check, fat - check, felons - check, unemployed - check, why not tattooed? I smell a protected class in the making....
Yep - some day nursing homes will be full of little old wrinkly ladies with great boobs and undecipherable tatoos.
There is already such a movement to end discrimination against people with tattoos and piercings in housing and employment. In fact, they even have a name for themselves: “Modified-American”. I like my own nickname better: “Mutilated-American”.
I used to read Revelations about how people would need the mark of the beast on their foreheads to buy or sell and I thought “what idiot would fall for that”? Now I see all the imbeciles who voluntarily put crap all over their faces and necks and realized Satan isn’t going to have any trouble accomplishing that at all.
Had a very good female professor in college that we were told had tattoos. This is in the 90’s. She had been in the Navy and earned a high rank so the tats did not surprised me. No one ever saw the tats because she always wore long sleeves year round when she was at the university.
Just goes to show you can be professional and have tattoos too.
Nobody said you couldn’t. “Professional” indicates there exists enough good judgement to avoid things that decelerate careers.
In my experience, excessive tats and obnoxious piercings are indicators of anti-social tendencies. I will have attitude problems with these people, and they will have conflicts with coworkers. Many customers are instantly uncomfortable and avoid eye contact with the overtly inked.
I accommodate more members of the human family—both as employees and customers— by discriminating according to appearance than I would by catering to a group who have exercised poor expressive judgement.
One reply, from a Harvard grad, had a email return address of HotLesDoMeNow420Bitch@......
That poor man just screams out: I’M AN ATTENTION WHORE! That’s self mutilation.
Just goes to show you can be professional and have tattoos too.
Define "permissible". Even places that don't ban such as part of the dress code are more likely to pick one who is cleaner cut. Juat as folks who dress at minimum standards will usually not progress as fast as those who exceed standards, employers generally don't want walking murals, pin cushions, or YuppieRedux as a symbol of their establishment.
“An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance”
I work at a large hospital in DFW. The number of nurses and assistants that are getting tats is pretty crazy. Especially the older ones over 50 that are getting them. Never going away. I think it’s just going to get more popular. Last summer I went to a swim park in a working class area and out of 500 people I don’t think there was a person there between 14 and 30 who didn’t have a tattoo.
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