Discrimination Of Tattoos In Society

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Tattoos have been around for quite some time now and play a major part in society. However, there is an unwritten law stating that tattoos in the work place are unacceptable. In the United States 42% of adults have at least one or more tattoos. Yet, 73% of people say they would hire staff that had visible tattoos. Discrimination of tattoos in the work place is an outdated trend among companies in today’s society. Professionalism should not be determined by how you look because it is how you treat and interact with people that determine professionalism.
The word “tattoo” originates from the Tahitian “tatu” which translates to “to mark something.” Each cultural had its own reason for tattooing. For example, in Egypt woman had tattoos to indicate
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Why does one get one? Or two? Each person has unique and true reason to get one. Tattoos usually mean something personal or religious, today’s youth often get song lyrics or infinity signs. But each tattoo is powerful and inspiration. Tattoos represent what means most to that person. Those important things include, God, family, favorite bands, moments, tragedies, deaths, etc.
Criminals and unruly people are usually categorized with the ones having tattoos, but there are also many of those types of people that do not have tattoos either. There are many successful people who have tattoos. To name a few, George Orwell had knuckle tattoos; Theodore Roosevelt had a tattoo on his chest; Franklin Roosevelt had a tattoo; Winston Churchill had an anchor tattoo on his forearm; And Andrew Jackson had a tattoo of a tomahawk.
Major companies are beginning to leave the discrimination of tattoos in the past. Examples of some of these companies are MetLife, All State Insurance, National City Bank, Wells Fargo, and Apple. All of these companies have CEO’s, CFO’s, and upper management with visible tattoos. And there is no reason to question the professionalism of
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In 2012 21% of people in the United States had at least one or more tattoos. That number has doubled sense. This problem of “your tattoos make you less qualified” is becoming obsolete and is limiting the number of quality employees
There are many arguments against tattoos. The first one is that tattoos will scare away customers. According to FOX news, 97% of customers polled said they will stay with the same company whether the employees had tattoos or not. The customers also commented on the topic, as long as they treated with respect and dignity they will not change companies because of employee. These customers support the fact that professionalism does not correspond with the way the employee looks but rather on how they are treated and interacted with.
“It’s a health hazard.” At the point of when the tattoo is first on the skin it should be treated no more or no less than a cut on the skin. The tattoo is bandaged. Once the tattoo is fully healed, just like a cut, the skin is healed and tattoo is no longer toxic to any contact. Many chefs in the modern kitchen today have tattoos and they are fully exposed to the food, these same chefs have tattoos on and around their hands as well. The tiniest of cuts like a paper cut is more of a contaminant then a tattoo would ever

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