Essay about Argumentative Tattoo

656 Words Feb 16th, 2014 3 Pages
For many years, tattoos have been looked down upon as identifiers of troublemakers and jailbirds. However, is the new generation socially acceptable with tattoos and other body modifications? Why are employers asking whether possible employees have tattoos or piercings, and does that have any thing to do with their business performance?
Personal appearance, in my opinion, should not have anything to do with the availability of a job opening to a potential employer; especially when one is so qualified for that opening. Employers ask applicants if they have tattoos, and if they do, they are required to provide the location and size of the tattoo as if it has something to do with the way that the employer will perform on the job. I
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As this generation slowly continues to accept more than what had been accepted back in the day, tattoos are continuing to be applied to people of many different ages and careers. The legal age to get a tattoo in the majority of our country is 16, so with parents who are lenient with their children, and let them do what they want can
Daniel Harris
Linda Knight
ENG 111-HY1

Tattoos in the Workplace

For many years, tattoos have been looked down upon as identifiers of troublemakers and jailbirds. However, is the new generation socially acceptable with tattoos and other body modifications? Why are employers asking whether possible employees have tattoos or piercings, and does that have any thing to do with their business performance?
Personal appearance, in my opinion, should not have anything to do with the availability of a job opening to a potential employer; especially when one is so qualified for that opening. Employers ask applicants if they have tattoos, and if they do, they are required to provide the location and size of the tattoo as if it has something to do with the way that the employer will perform on the job. I understand if a person has a tattoo that’s on the forehead, or anything overpowering, but not all individuals who have tattoos are applied so poorly.
As this generation slowly continues to accept more than what had been accepted back in the day, tattoos…

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