I'm of the firm opinion that anybody who thinks dress codes or tattoo rules have ANY importance whatsoever has a psychological issue. The only
exception to this should be clothing that is dangerous, like wearing flip flops to a construction site, or clothing that is obviously meant to be
sexually revealing rather than simply comfortable.
If a person is able to do a job, there is no logical reason whatsoever that they shouldn't be allowed to do said job just because their pants are the
wrong color or because they have ink in their skin. Wearing black pants instead of khaki pants to your office job doesn't suddenly prevent you from
being able to operate your work computer. Wearing a short sleeved shirt instead of one with long sleeves to your receptionist job doesn't suddenly
render you unable to communicate with your guests and customers.
Let me tell you why some people think these things are important... The short answer is either psychological inferiority, low intelligence, or a
combination of both.
Human beings evolved with a desire to "fit in", to be a part of some kind of group. Whether it's being a fan of a sports team, belonging to a
political party, a specific church, etc, we gain a sense of well-being from knowing that we're among other people like ourselves. Clothing appearance
standards are a simple version of this. Anybody who tells you what color your pants have to be (khaki or navy, but not black or white, for example) is
creating rules that they can use to feel like they're somehow better than those who don't fit into such standards. Everybody who thinks that it is not
only acceptable, but expects
that other people should
tell them what they can or can not look like, is in my opinion lacking a firm
self-identity and self-confidence.
This is exactly why, as we see above, some people claim those who don't fit their own personal appearance standards are "trashy" or lacking "common
sense". No, you're not more intelligent, more capable, or more cultured than someone else just because they have tattoos and you don't.
It should never be ok for another person to tell you what to look like unless those particular appearance standards are somehow necessary for the work
you'll be doing (perhaps you have a long beard but want to work around machinery that it could get caught in and result in your head being
So, let me say again:
It should never be ok for another person to tell you what to look like.
How would you feel if I walked up to you in a grocery store and told you that I don't like the color of your shirt, so you need to leave and come back
with a different one. That would be ridiculous, wouldn't it? Yes, it would. Think about it.
edit on 8/4/2018 by trollz because: (no reason