Tattoos Unproffesional at Work? - 600RR.net
Polls and Research Take a poll and discuss your research here

View Poll Results: Are Tattoes Unprofesional?
Yes, How dare you come in here looking like that! 51 31.10%
No, Sweet ink look at the one on my .... 113 68.90%
Voters: 164. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 736
Images: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question Tattoos Unproffesional at Work?

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)
LilGuns is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 12:07 PM
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 5,131
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
usmcr6 is offline  
post #3 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 12:11 PM
Knee Dragger
 
littlebluRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: central Illinois
Posts: 230
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

2000 zx6r polished frame/s.a., chrome wheels, full muzzy----sold and missed.

finally! '04 candy blue 600RR--fender elim., flushmount signals, blue baby, blue:01_thumbu .


http://www.myspace.com/patphillips
littlebluRR is offline  
post #4 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 12:12 PM
Knee Dragger
 
littlebluRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: central Illinois
Posts: 230
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

2000 zx6r polished frame/s.a., chrome wheels, full muzzy----sold and missed.

finally! '04 candy blue 600RR--fender elim., flushmount signals, blue baby, blue:01_thumbu .


http://www.myspace.com/patphillips
littlebluRR is offline  
post #5 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 12:16 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
knightrider578's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: kent, wa
Posts: 520
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

2005 Tribal
2007 white
knightrider578 is offline  
post #6 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 12:18 PM
Knee Dragger
 
Joe Lew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lexington, SC
Posts: 232
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Wrong button. I have a tat. My bad
Joe Lew is offline  
post #7 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 736
Images: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ill take some pics for you guys tommorow


knight

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!!!
LilGuns is offline  
post #8 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 736
Images: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
wow it was almost unanamous too. hahaha

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Lew
Wrong button. I have a tat. My bad
LilGuns is offline  
post #9 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 12:21 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
izzyef8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 625
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
izzyef8 is offline  
post #10 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 736
Images: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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



Quote:
Originally Posted by usmcr6
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.
LilGuns is offline  
post #11 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 736
Images: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.



Quote:
Originally Posted by izzyef8
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.
LilGuns is offline  
post #12 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 12:43 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
shamster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,357
Images: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
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.


shamster is offline  
post #13 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 01:26 PM
Ducati Champion Del Mondo
 
Visitor Q's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 7,847
Images: 158
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
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.

Jason


“Woe be unto him who opens one of the seven gateways to hell, because through that gateway evil will invade the world."

Visitor Q is offline  
post #14 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 06:01 PM
"oh, theyre real... takatas."
 
CasperRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: BayArea CA
Posts: 1,163
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
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...


SYTFU Crew
R.I.P. GRAPHITE GREY '03 CBR600RR Stolen
Never Drive Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly
Quote:
Originally Posted by Io-Bot View Post
Its the wheelies man... the wheelies
CasperRR is offline  
post #15 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 06:06 PM
Knee Dragger
 
littlebluRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: central Illinois
Posts: 230
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
nice tats guys, lot of detail. how much did those cost you?

2000 zx6r polished frame/s.a., chrome wheels, full muzzy----sold and missed.

finally! '04 candy blue 600RR--fender elim., flushmount signals, blue baby, blue:01_thumbu .


http://www.myspace.com/patphillips
littlebluRR is offline  
post #16 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 06:06 PM
"oh, theyre real... takatas."
 
CasperRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: BayArea CA
Posts: 1,163
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
(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.


SYTFU Crew
R.I.P. GRAPHITE GREY '03 CBR600RR Stolen
Never Drive Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly
Quote:
Originally Posted by Io-Bot View Post
Its the wheelies man... the wheelies

Last edited by CasperGSR99; 08-11-2006 at 06:09 PM.
CasperRR is offline  
post #17 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-12-2006, 01:13 AM
"oh, theyre real... takatas."
 
CasperRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: BayArea CA
Posts: 1,163
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
lets hear peoples reasons for why its unprofessional? 9 of you but no one commented?


SYTFU Crew
R.I.P. GRAPHITE GREY '03 CBR600RR Stolen
Never Drive Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly
Quote:
Originally Posted by Io-Bot View Post
Its the wheelies man... the wheelies
CasperRR is offline  
post #18 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-12-2006, 02:53 AM
Moto GP Racer
 
pantablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 4,407
Images: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
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.

Pablo...2004 cbr600rr

pantablo is offline  
post #19 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-12-2006, 04:17 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 268
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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"

cbarr_arr_arr is offline  
post #20 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-12-2006, 07:40 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
identity13 is offline  
post #21 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-12-2006, 08:35 PM
Hooked on Phonics
 
teleinfoncarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: east county, san diego
Posts: 2,826
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i have 8 tats and yes they are unprofessional at work if visable i am in the prosses of getting one removed from my neck

NO BRAINS NO HEADACHE
The edge... theres no honest way to explain it, because thoes who know where it is have gone over..
teleinfoncarr is offline  
post #22 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-13-2006, 03:24 AM
"oh, theyre real... takatas."
 
CasperRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: BayArea CA
Posts: 1,163
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
wow whats the removal process like? and i agree with the visibility thing thats why mine can all be covered wearing pants and t-shirt


SYTFU Crew
R.I.P. GRAPHITE GREY '03 CBR600RR Stolen
Never Drive Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly
Quote:
Originally Posted by Io-Bot View Post
Its the wheelies man... the wheelies
CasperRR is offline  
post #23 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-13-2006, 05:21 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i have 1 on both forearms, one on my right upper arm, one on my shoulder and one on my leg. i work in law enforcement and people say that the boss frowns on them. but lucky for me there is not a whole lot he can do about them. most guys on the force have em. summertime is when they are ever a "problem" cause thats when we go to short sleeves. i love tattoos and i want full sleeves but i think that would be pushing it. it is self expression and i believe that they make you who you are. i guess they can even tell your "story" i think corporate America should just ease up
Luciferr is offline  
post #24 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-13-2006, 10:30 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Ichiro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San José California
Posts: 919
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
depends on the profession

05 RR Slv/Blk

Super perfundo on the early eve of your day

Last edited by Ichiro; 08-13-2006 at 11:23 PM.
Ichiro is offline  
post #25 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-14-2006, 02:41 PM
Why isn't this an option? Why man, why?
 
hitman83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mission Valley, San Diego
Posts: 2,641
Images: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
unprofesional for some jobs not others. depends on the situation.



BLACK '05 - STOLEN
TRACK BIKE - '08 DUCATI 848
DAILY DRIVER - '06 DUCATI SPORT 1000

LOUD CLUTCHES SAVE LIVES

Imagination is more important than knowledge - Albert Einstein
hitman83 is offline  
post #26 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-19-2006, 11:42 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I myself have several tats, but in my line of work where I have to deal with customers all the time my boss wants them covered up. I don't mind. Some people are close-minded when it comes to that but they probably don't understand why people get tats. For me its about self-expression and remembrance.
Irwin600RR is offline  
post #27 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-20-2006, 09:01 AM
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 143
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have tattoo's but I keep them on placed where they wont show when I wear work clothes.. I love tat's.. I would like to get my back completely done, but I am also a realist. Tattoo's are still 'taboo' to some people, so even though I don't find anything worng with it, and alot of other folks feel the same way, I still conform to 'the man' i guess you could say. I will keep my tat's and keep them hidden from the people that will discrimintate without getting to know me.
bhawkce is offline  
post #28 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-20-2006, 10:10 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Get a few. Then when you are older your kids will think you worked for a carnival. Cool.
cbrnm is offline  
post #29 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 01:14 AM
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: South Africa
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Back when i was about 17, i wanted a tattoo on my forearm, when i went to the artist he said he'd do it, but it'd be a huge mistake at that age. Luckily i listened to him, waited a couple of years and now have 2 on my back, in the process of designing my third. No-one i work with knows about them, they have no reason to. I guess sometimes we just have to conform to the workplace. Some people dig it others don't. Hehe, it's the same as the bike really, some people love that you have it, and others think you're retarded.
locobob is offline  
post #30 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 01:31 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
between my back being covered, and the piercings... when i was in cairo, the hotel manager asked me to at least wear a tshirt when i was swimming so i wouldnt freak out the other guests...

i obliged just out of respect for where i was... I love my ink and steel but there i times when im in meetings that its just not appropriate, and so its all done in places that i can cover...
RRLucky is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 600RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome