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originally posted by: EvillerBob
I don't care about the colour of your hair, I care about whether you are prepared to comply with expected behaviour. If I can't trust you in the little things, I won't trust you in the big things.
Same with visible tattoos. I feel perfectly comfortable making the following assumption; the people who get visible (ie face) tattoos, get them in the knowledge that it will narrow down their opportunities and impact on their ability to get a job. If you rock up to an interview for a suit & tie type role with a fresh face tattoo... well, that's a good indication that you lack forward thinking and are a poor decision maker. I'm not rejecting you because of your tattoo, I'm rejecting you because I don't want to hire someone who is a poor decision maker. I don't actually care about the tattoo itself.
originally posted by: trollz
What a person's skin looks like has nothing whatsoever to do with their ability to make decisions or their level of intellect. What If some super-successful investment banker, who has been turning people into millionaires for 40 years, got a visible tattoo? Would you say "oh, this person is no longer able to perform their job properly, since they've suddenly rendered themselves incapable of making decisions."
This connection between tattoos or clothing choices and someone's intellectual or cognitive ability is completely made-up. There is no connection. If I owned a business and had two applicants for a position, and all other things being equal, one had several visible tattoos and was wearing normal every-day clothing and the other was in a top-of-the-line suit and tie and wearing some expensive cologne, I'd much rather choose the person with tattoos, because what I'd see is that the other person is attempting to appear as something, whereas the person with tattoos has no care for how they're perceived, which means they're not hiding behind an image. I have several visible tattoos myself, and guess what? I have a tested 142 iq, which puts me in the top 99.74% of all humans on the planet. Do you think the fact that I have tattoos makes me less capable than someone with a 115 iq who has none, but has a fancy suit? Absolutely not.