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Persuasive Essay About Tattoos

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Throughout my childhood, adults have always “warned” me about tattoos. They would say things like, “be careful where you place tattoos because it could determine if you get that job or not” or “tattoos are so unprofessional, if you’re planning on doing big things with your life just don’t get a tattoo”. These are statements that I have always heard when growing up in an environment where tattoos were accepted, but not so much for our working and learning environments. Why is it that we live in a society where tattoos are no longer “taboo” yet in some workplaces it is still seen as unprofessional to have tattoos visible?

I am currently 18 years old, and I have been working since I was 14 years old, and out of the 4 jobs I have worked so far, only one company was opposed to visible tattoos and piercings in the work place, which happened to be quite difficult since it was working as a lifeguard. Their reasoning for this policy was so we could be approachable to children at the pool, which seems quite strange to me, since so many people in our society today have at least one tattoo. And the norm today is tattoos. Usually tattoos are beautiful or exquisite pieces of artwork that have a very personal meaning to the person wearing it, and why would a young child be afraid to approach a girl with a dreamcatcher on her ribcage, or a young man with a bible verse on his chest?

Of course, if you went back 20 years, the policy would be relevant and make sense, because tattoos were
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