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Should tattoos be covered up in the workplace?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
55% 586
No
 
37% 395
Not sure
 
7% 79
Total 1060

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booyalab 1 year, 11 months ago

It's up to the employer. But tattoos are pretty mainstream nowadays. You have to be really original to shock people with them. (I'm thinking of one tattoo I've seen in particular. It was pretty offensive. But the person lives in Lawrence, so I don't think I'll say)

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JackMcKee 1 year, 11 months ago

Yes. I was recently at a bar where I stopped for a quick refreshment. To my shock and surprise the young ladies that had congregated there seemed to exercising with very little clothing. Let me tell you they were gyrating and spinning around this long metal pole. They were all covered in tattoos. It was really terribly distracting.

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Kirk Larson 1 year, 11 months ago

I look forward to the day when people can wear what clothes they like, wear their hair as they like, any piercings, tats, jewelry, whatever, or not if they choose to be unadorned, without derision. I have a minor personal affectation of my hair. It hardly draws any attention these days. It's good to express yourself some way or another. I like it when I see some interesting ink, or a creative clothing style, even the occasional mohawk. Would you rather we all came out of the same mold?

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Newell_Post 1 year, 11 months ago

"....The child is amoral. To our eyes, the Papuan is too. The Papuan kills his enemies and eats them. He is not a criminal. But when modern man kills someone and eats him he is either a criminal or a degenerate. The Papuan tattoos his skin, his boat, his paddles, in short everything he can lay hands on. He is not a criminal. The modern man who tattoos himself is either a criminal or a degenerate. There are prisons in which eighty per cent of the inmates show tattoos. The tattooed who are not in prison are latent criminals or degenerate aristocrats. If someone who is tattooed dies at liberty, it means he has died a few years before committing a murder....."

-- "Ornament and Crime", Adolf Loos, 1908

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George_Braziller 1 year, 11 months ago

Who even comes up with these "poll" questions? They're always so vague that without any context they can't bet answered with "yes" or "no."

I know someone who has a small tattoo of a dolphin on her ankle and works as a lifeguard at a pool. Not quite sure how an employer could require her to cover it unless they expect her to wear boots or socks with her bathing suit.

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Jean Robart 1 year, 11 months ago

If a person has more tattoos than skin showing, then I'd say do some covering up. If the art is in good taste, why not let it be displayed?

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kuguardgrl13 1 year, 11 months ago

It really depends on your job. There are some jobs where tattoos aren't frowned upon. Others consider them unprofessional. My boyfriend strategically got his tattoo so that it would be covered by a business suit or a dress shirt. If you plan on working in a professional environment, get a tattoo in a place that can be covered or don't get one. I'm sure there are people you work with that have tattoos that you would never know about.

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Jayhawk1958 1 year, 11 months ago

They don't belong in the professional world. Otherwise, do what you want with them.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 1 year, 11 months ago

I do not understand this strange compulsion to mutilate and deface the human body that seems to be so popular these days. Time was that multiple tatoos indicated that the wearer was a former sailor or some sort of malcontent. I still get the same notions that I get when I see a car plastered with multiple political and confrentational bumper stickers. But bumper stickers can be scraped off when the election is over or the stated notion is no longer an issue with anyone. I will not be around a lot longer, but I wonder just what these kids who do this crap will be thinking in 20 or 30 years when they are still wearing this foolishness of their youth.

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Alyosha 1 year, 11 months ago

What if it's part of my religious practice to have a visible tattoo? Freedom of religion, anyone? A business cannot tell someone they cannot practice their religious beliefs, right?

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Bailey Perkins 1 year, 11 months ago

Depends on the job and whether or not the tattoo is appropriate. Back in middle school we had a substitute teacher and asked him to show off his war tattoos (all on his arms). They looked pretty cool but a naked women on your forearm wouldn't be accepted by most people.

For silly tattoos of flowers, symbols, and meaningful quotes/sayings: seems to violate a persons freedom to represent their creativity towards life when banned/restricted.

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Centerville 1 year, 11 months ago

Kind of a moot question. You have to have a job first and visible tatoos are interview enders.

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catfishturkeyhunter 1 year, 11 months ago

Personally I can't see spending 500-1000 dollars on a black blob that I will regret in 20 years.

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Abdu Omar 1 year, 11 months ago

Tats are trendy and will fade very soon, I think. they are unseemly and when too many are there, they take away from the what they were meant to do. take Corey and Chumley on the TV show Pawn Stars. You can't make them out because there are too many so they look terrible. The same with Thomas Robinson. Too many take away from the look. My nephew has a tree tattoo on his shoulder and it is very artistic but he wants to add more which will detract from the lone tree.

Piercings are also ugly and pointless. they first were to shock people. The worst of them is when they pierce their tongue. I know what that is for and to think I am talking to a girl who has this pierced and I don't know the last time she used it. Maybe just before I ordered food from her at a restaurant.

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mae 1 year, 11 months ago

btw, if everyone is getting a trend, don't. Be original. I'm talking chinese letters, trampstamps, skulls, necknames, moustaches on your finger, etc.

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mae 1 year, 11 months ago

I voted no. After wwii, tons of guys had tatts. Today I either love to see them or wince. It is a very quick way to judge a book by it's cover. Well thought out ones impress me, whereas 4th grade artwork, or ones with no meaning like skulls...

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mae 1 year, 11 months ago

I voted no. After wwii, tons of guys had tatts. Today I either love to see them or wince. It is a very quick way to judge a book by it's cover. Well thought out ones impress me, whereas 4th grade artwork, or ones with no meaning like skulls...

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bobberboy 1 year, 11 months ago

back in the 50's only losers had tatoos. Their sure are alot of people out there today with tatoos. Just an observation.

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Curtis Lange 1 year, 11 months ago

I voted yes, but it really depends on the workplace.

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DillonBarnes 1 year, 11 months ago

Yeah, part of the dress code, no end all answer.

I've never found something I'd be willing to have on my body for the rest of my life. For the record, most tattoos on girls are pretty unsexy.

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Liberty275 1 year, 11 months ago

It should be part of the dress code. Their is no absolute answer and no "not sure"

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Newell_Post 1 year, 11 months ago

No, they should not be covered in the workplace. They should removed with kerosene and high heat.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 11 months ago

Veterans have been getting tattoos for probably 100 years. Even those with college degrees.

Discrimination is not a legal practice.

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BABBOY 1 year, 11 months ago

I do not have any. My office is professional so that needs to be reflected in the way they come to work. Not an issue. If they got tats, it is news to me.

Myself, I think they are stupid. Some my friends have lots of them. . My wife has one but tats on women are kind of dirty so I like that sort of thing.....

I am not into pirecing either. Lame.

But, my hair is balding and cut short so it looks sort of spiked if that counts.....

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TheyCallMeDrBob 1 year, 11 months ago

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rockchalker52 1 year, 11 months ago

The most interesting tats I've only seen part of.

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gccs14r 1 year, 11 months ago

Not Sure should be It Depends. If you're a bouncer or pole dancer, it probably doesn't matter. If you're Sergeant at Arms for the local biker gang, they're probably required. If you're a TV preacher, you should probably keep them covered.

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geoismeo 1 year, 11 months ago

Tattoos are a childish way to get people to look at you. They scream, look at me, look at me, I'll even deface my body to get a little attention.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 11 months ago

Facial tatoos aways look so fetching in mug shots.

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he_who_knows_all 1 year, 11 months ago

I've been challenged by a colleague to see as many "cougar tramp stamps" as I can. I'm up to 14.

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lunacydetector 1 year, 11 months ago

yes. keep your trashy tattoo to yourself and covered.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 11 months ago

Knew a dude back in the '60's who had his junk tattooed as a barber pole. (Took months, he said) He also lost part of his left foot in a construction accident. When he went to the bar he would proclaim,"My (****) is a candy cane and I got a foot and a half! Anybody wants to buy my drinks, I'll prove it!"

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RDE87 1 year, 11 months ago

This pole question seemed a little outdated. Most people have a least one tattoo, and most employers allow it. Tattoos should be allowed unless they are inappropriate.

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garyr 1 year, 11 months ago

What if you're a dancer at a gentlemen's club? Would you be required to then?

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Elrond 1 year, 11 months ago

Employers have the right to set dress codes as they see fit. If that includes coving tattoos, so be it.

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the_realest_mccoy 1 year, 11 months ago

That would depend on where you work, I suppose. If you work at my church I would say yes, cover that ungodly body graffiti up. The lord at his house doesn't need to see such sinful glorification of the devil.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 11 months ago

If the tats are on one's buttocks, yes!

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puddleglum 1 year, 11 months ago

oh yeah! most tattoos i see in this town are horrible. of course, I have perfect skin with small pores and beautiful radiance, so I would never cover my golden skin with any such nonsense.

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Paul R Getto 1 year, 11 months ago

Who cares? IF they aren't inappropriate in content, leave folks alone. In 30-40 years no one without a tat will be able to get a job. We are just in transition.

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