Body Design : Tattoos And Piercings Essay

1927 Words Apr 21st, 2015 8 Pages
Body modifications, specifically tattoos and body piercings, have become increasingly popular in modern society; especially among young adults who feel that body art is a form of self-expression. In recent years, tattoos and piercings have become more accepted by the majority of American society, due mainly in part to popular culture glamorizing body art as sort of a fashion accessory. However, the question of whether body art is acceptable in the workplace or not is a whole new ball game. Many agree that tattoos and piercings have become more acceptable in the workplace in recent years compared to 20 or even 10 years ago. Although we are seeing a shift in the acceptance of body art in the workplace, many companies, especially white-collar businesses, are reluctant to this change. According to government projections, millennials, who are most likely to have body art, are expected to account for about 36 percent of the U.S. workforce in 2014. I feel that this is an important issue to be discussed now because as society becomes more accepting of body art, many businesses are likely to follow, but not all. Depending on the field of work and each individual business culture, having visible tattoos and/or piercings can possibly hinder your opportunity to land that career you’ve always dreamed of because of negative stereotypes that continue to linger.
The majority of American society has long perceived those with body art as either past or present members of the military or…

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