Are Tattoos Becoming Less Taboo at Work?
Research finds visibly-tattooed employees face less trouble finding good jobs
For generations, conventional wisdom said that visible tattoos and professional work environments do not mix. But the conventional wisdom may be changing.
At least one recent study found that tattoos that can’t be hidden behind clothing are no longer a deterrent to finding a job. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Miami and University of Western Australia Business School and published in the journal Human Relations, revealed no statistically relevant differences between the salary and employment levels of workers with tattoos compared to those without them.
“These results suggest that, contrary to popular opinion as well as research findings with hiring managers and customers, having a tattoo does not appear to be associated with disadvantage or discrimination in the labor market,” the report states.
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