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Are Tattoes Unprofesional?

  • Yes, How dare you come in here looking like that!

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  • No, Sweet ink look at the one on my ....

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Who here feels that tattoos are un proffesional in the work place. and im not taking about naked mermaids on your fourarms im just say a pretty run of the mill of the wall of the parlor tattoo. i have full slevves and leg work and still cranking out my back piece but i was told a few days ago that my tattoo are un proffesional.(p.s. im in the navy the most tattooed workplace ever)
 

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I'm in the corps, and for our line of work, I don't feel it's unprofessional. For some jobs where you deal with people, it may not be, but as long as they are conservative I don't think it's a problem.
 

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i dont think they are unprofessional, but some people preffer not to see them, so i guess it depends on your field of work. i love tattoos, and i say as long as you keep em from below the neck and stop at your wrists, you can always wear pants and long sleeve dress shirts to the office. as much as i hate it, some people are very close minded and depending on your job, if you want to keep it, you may have to conform and please those people (not necerrily you but im talking more about the general population, such as office jobs, etc.), so express yourself outside of work and just make sure you can cover them if you need to.
 

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p.s.-while we're at it, lets see some pics. im going to be getting some more ink in the near future. my wife just got one on her back last night, as a matter of fact.
 

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they are not unprofessional... sh!t sailors were the ones that started that the huge trend.... if they dont like it than they can choose another job, but they cant do anything about it... I myself dont have any tattoos.
 

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ill take some pics for you guys tommorow


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thats what i said and they told me that "this isn't your grampa's navy" f-ing pansy azzes i cant wait to get out 2011 cant come soon enough!!!
 

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wow it was almost unanamous too. hahaha

Joe Lew said:
Wrong button. I have a tat. My bad
 

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they cant be unprofessional i mean it self expression. I think that if ure in the business world they should be covered for apearance purposes (depending on what work u do) but outside of work who cares.
 

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seriously what do they expect from guys who are covered in clp all day huh??? nothing like being told your unprofesional when your covering some cancer causing stuff



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I'm in the corps, and for our line of work, I don't feel it's unprofessional. For some jobs where you deal with people, it may not be, but as long as they are conservative I don't think it's a problem.
 

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i wear sleves down most of the time but it has been hot as f*** here lately and i have been out side most of the day so up goes them sleves.



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they cant be unprofessional i mean it self expression. I think that if ure in the business world they should be covered for apearance purposes (depending on what work u do) but outside of work who cares.
 

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Unfortunately, there are many fields where tattoos are frowned upon. I personally wouldn't care, but then, it's not my opinion that matters right?

My advice to people is to just be aware of your environment. If it's a very white collar corporate setting, it may be wise to hide your tats. Same goes for if you're a doctor, attorney, etc.
 

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I have close to two full sleeves and I wear a long sleeve shirt to work no matter how hot it is out. I do it out of respect but more or less I don't think it should matter. I guess what really matters is how appropriate your tattoos are. I mean I have them on my legs as well and some of mine are (I guess) somewhat sadistic so, I am really not sure if they are right for the work place in that respect.

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I'm diggin the sleeve man...
the one on my side is in my siggy but here...

this is my leg after i added to it (dedicated to my family)

i have one on my back too its a crest but i cant find any pics
im also getting a scroll right at my belt buckle line that reads "broken or not i wont turn my back"
As long as theyre coverable haha i think there shouldnt be a problem... its self expression... as long as they're not thrown into peoples faces cause sadly some people dont seem to like art...
 

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(not to thread jack but i was thinking of maybe putting the scroll below the one on my leg instead... feedback? probably less painful than my lower abs haha)
the one on my side was about 230 (alot of black) one on my back is solid black and cost 500 cause of the amount of time (5 hours) to fill in even solid. the middle of my leg (wings and teeth) was like 200, and the top and bottom was 300 to add.. if anyone in the bay area wants ink i have a great shop and great guy.
 

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lets hear peoples reasons for why its unprofessional? 9 of you but no one commented?
 

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They're very blue collar and still associated with prison by most of society. if you're talking about a professional environment (law office, architect, doctors office, etc), then yeah, they're definitely not suited to that professional environment (IMO). If you're talking about the military, well, even they have some code about appearance don't they (crisp dress whites and all)? In a creative field (arts/graphics/music/etc) they're more acceptable.
 

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I have a somewhat large tatt on my back and I work with elementary kids doing various enrichment programs. Along with attending mettings and doing office busy work with white collar workers. "what you dont know cant hurt you"

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I am a tattoo artist and am heavily tattooed, some tattooes can come acrossed as unprofessional, However I have many lawyer doctor and nurse clients who have over 200 hours worth of work on thier body. Even my dentist has alot of tattoo work. The main thing neck/hand tattoos are intimidating and will effect most jobs but well done tattoos are not considered as they once were. But one word of advice is if a employee is asked to cover them oblige them and as they get to know you and get used to them over time they will not care that much and you will be helping everyone whom is marked be able to be themselves.
 
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