The Acceptance of Tattoos in Today’s Jobs: How Tattoos Can Affect Employment

How Tattoos Can Affect Employment

While tattoos are becoming more and more commonplace, there’s still a stigma in many workplaces toward people who sport them. Depending on the location of the ink, the stigma can be inconsequential. Therefore, we will discuss the acceptance of tattoos in today’s jobs and how the visibility of tattoos, as well as other factors, can affect employment.

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The Change in the Stigma of Tattoos and Social Acceptance

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Tattoos have been around almost as long as man has walked the earth. Tribal cultures would use tattoos to mark major life milestones for centuries. They have become common in advertising and pop culture today. Even then, there’s been a stigma of tattoos and social acceptance. However, there has been a noticeable change in the stigma of tattoos in more recent years.

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Progression of Tattoos Social Acceptance in Mainstream Media

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Tattoos have become common in advertising and pop culture and have taken over the current media scenery. Many TV shows, commercials and ads are based on the tattoo industry. They are springing up on major networks, social media pages for tattoo culture are numbering in the millions of follows, and you would be hard pressed to take a walk on the street and not see several people sporting a tattoo or two. Tattoos have become a mainstream part of society, but it’s not long ago when tattoos were taboo and banned in many environments.

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The Progression of Social Acceptance of Tattoos

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Tattoos have been around almost as long as man has walked the earth. Tattoos were used by tribal cultures to mark major life milestones for centuries. Even Mjoave Indians have tattooed their chins to ensure safe passage into the afterlife since time immemorial. Women in Myanmar’s Chin province began getting facial tattoos hundreds of years ago to discourage tyrannical kings from kidnapping them, but their facial art has since become a mark of beauty. For the past 200 years or more, Japan’s Yakuza mafia men have sported full-body tattoo art that to this day is applied with the primitive “hand-poked” method, which utilizes non-electrical hand tools and needs made of sharpened bamboo or steel.

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