I apply for various types of jobs and get turned down the minute I mention my tattoos, particularly the customer facing roles.
They tell me it's because some customers will find it distasteful and be put off. Can't they just accept you for who you are and appreciate that not all people like the same things and share different opinions?
I think it's wrong that they label you as being rough or a thug.
That's just as bad as saying, well I don't like the look of you full stop so unfortunately your not suitable for this job.
Most Helpful Guy
I've seen a mailman tatted from the neck down. I personally don't care. if I was hiring you for my business I might.
tattoos and piercings are a personal choice. are we not to judge you based on your personal choices now?3
Most Helpful Girl
They could but that wouldn't be in their best interest as some people do find tattoos very distasteful and "trashy" even so they would lose business. Can't say I blame them for doing what is best for them as opposed to what is best for you. That's not saying anything bad about tattoos or piercings, I have visible tattoos as well and I have to cover them for work. I also have had to remove piercings. It sucks, but I understand their side of it. Try looking for jobs at places who are more accepting. I don't know what kind of work you do, many stores are more alternative and hire people with that look, many restaurants as well. Law enforcement or public safety hire those people as well. Good luck.2