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Should you allow tattoos in the workplace?

Tattoos have been around for literally hundreds of years; the permanent body art has been used to represent everything from differentiating tribes in Papua New Guinea to adorning sailors WWII sailors heading to Japan via Honolulu, Hawaii.

And whilst in years gone by they may have been synonymous with rogues and criminals, in the modern age tattoos are extremely common in most societies.

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Comments (1)

  • Boris
    Boris
    Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:12am BST
    As someone who has tattoos I have never had a problem looking at someone for a potential role who also has body art. We're not allowed to discriminate against the colour of their skin or religion but it's okay to discriminate against those with tattoos? Yes lines must be drawn, such as no tattoos on the face or neck, or possibly have ink you can cover up in work if needs be. It doesn't affect the persons ability to do a job so I think that employers should lighten up.