I have been pondering this aspect for quite some time now, and being a tattoo enthusiast as well as a business minded person, I have always wondered if tattoos are being more accepted at the workplace. While I don’t have time in my day to fully investigate this matter, I can tell you what I have learned from my own eyes by merely venturing out into different places where people who have tattoos happily work without being degraded for sporting tats, and without having to even cover them up. After a few months of taking some mental notes, I have been able to derive a list of places that you could work at where they really could not care less if you have any tattoos on your body.
- Obviously: Tattoo parlors – this one just needed to be said, even though it’s assumed.
- Most sports bars, pubs and restaurants. I can’t tell you how many of these places that I have been to where people working, be they servers, bartenders or hostesses, are flaunting some pretty noticeable tats. Seems like these places stopped making them cover up their tats. Sweet!
- Grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations and storage units. I have been to all of these enterprises recently, and I have seen many different people that have large tats on their bodies that are not covered up.
- Customer service centers and call centers. These places generally don’t care what you wear to work, as you are working the phones and no one can see what you look like. Tats are entirely acceptable.
- Casual offices. Some might require you wear shirt to cover them up, but according to an article that I read in Inked Magazine, most of these offices are lightening up on their restrictions. This is found in abundance at offices for information technology companies; such as the one that my best friend works at.