reply to post by mblahnikluver
Most companies have some kind of a dress code for their employees.
Even in a Valvoline Oil change place, the employees are most likely required to wear a uniform, and even though they may hire someone that has
tattoos, they may make a decision based on whether they think the employee may be able to keep them covered up. Especially in an industry where an
employee is using their hands for work that is dirty, they may feel that it would be impossible to do so and made a decision based on that.
I have a relative that works for a big insurance company. She tells me that all employees that have tattoos have to cover them up. Ladies that have
tattoos on their chests or legs have to cover them with band-aids if they would be visible. And depending where the tattoos are, or even what they
look like, or, I guess, whether they can be covered adequately, you can be denied employment. The same company has a rule against piercings, except
for pierced ears. I don't know if the men are allowed to have earrings though.
This is even though the employees do not have contact with the public, and do not usually have visitors coming in.
Heck, I worked for a company that had a rule against * spandex *. Of course, the the rules were not always enforced equally, depending on what the
*spandex* looked like on the person that was wearing it, lol. This company would also ask the ladies to wear dresses or skirts if we had customer
tours coming into the business.
Another company I worked for would let the female employees in the plant wear jeans and the men and women in the plant wear shorts in the summer, but
the men and women in the office were not allowed to wear jeans or shorts.
I, personally, do not care for tattoos and would never get one. I have told all my kids to think about how placement of tattoos would affect their
employability, but unfortunately, my one of my sons has decided to get a *sleeve* and now the tattoos are slipping below his elbow. This means he
will probably have to wear long sleeves at whatever job he gets in the future.
Unfortunately, if a person wants to have tattoos in certain, very visible places, you probably will not be able to get a job in certain industries.