i just got my first tattoo two months ago on my right forearm. my mom was pissed because she said no one would hire me. but in my observation, the only important people in companies who care about tattoos are either retired or dead. the new generation of CEO's and business owners are in their late 40's and early 50's which puts them being born in the 60's and 70's, the height of social revolution in america and much of Europe . tattoos used to mean "evil and social rejects" now it mostly means "i like it, so what?" whats your experience on having visible tattoos at work?
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It's not accepted by everyone, just wanna put that out there. Most younger people will still have at least some negative associations with tattoos. It's more about your client than about your CEO. If your clients tend to be older, but your CEO is younger and doesn't mind tattoos, he will still not hire you because you aren't good for their business (their clients don't respect people with tattoos). You got it on your forearm, so you will need to hide it for your first interview, just to be safe. Then later, you can gauge their reaction and if they respond positively, you can probably reveal your tattoo. But you'd still have to hide it from your clients.
I think it's ridiculous how tattoos are perceived by society. So many perfectly sane and law abiding people get them. And yet a tattoo changes their whole image of you. I want to get one too, but on my back, where it's not as visible.4