Years ago, tattoos were disgraceful and linked to gang members, bikers and rebels. Tattoos were never considered professional and chances are, if you had a tattoo that was visible during an interview, it was almost a guarantee you would not get that job. Years ago, tattoos were illegal and mainly convicts were able to get tattoos without being caught by law enforcement. Across the globe, many tribes get inked depending on their beliefs and cultures. Will a visible tattoo cost you an employment opportunity? Tattoos are now being seen regularly in professional environments.
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When my happy-go-lucky liberal parents were kids, those who chose body art like tattoos had a shadow cast upon them. It was harder to get a job with a tattoo. It was harder to earn respect. Only negative people choose to defacetheir body. Today, the shift in positivity for tattoos and other body modifications is plain to see. One in five US adults now have at least one tattoo , including yours truly, my sister, my friends, family members, and most recently my scaredy-cat father who is terrified of needles. My mom is still iffy on the subject, appreciating the art behind it, but queasy at the thought of her daughter going to a job interview with noticeable ink as a jeopardizing factor for getting a job.
Tattoo Taboo? Exploring The History Of Religious Ink And Facial Tattoos
Today, tattoos have become a popular form of self-expression. One of the earliest and possibly the oldest patterns of tattoos in the world was discovered on the frozen remains of the man known as Otzi the Iceman who was buried in a glacier on the Austrian-Italian border c. In general, tattoos and other body modifications are not something new in western culture or something just created for war veterans and motorcycle gangs. Tattoos were prominent in Egyptian society as a multitude of mummies have been found with tattoos all over their bodies. Pharaohs, their families, government workers and even commoners have been known to have body ink in ancient Egypt.
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