Moderation is important when discussing tattooing and piercings. When tattooing, piercings, and body modifications began to alter the overall appearance of the individual, the individual would be considered deviant by majority of society. There are many individuals in the United States that have tattoos and piercings, but majority of the people have tattoos that can be concealed or tattoos and piercings that are not gaudy. An article titled, “Tattoos in the Workplace” discussed that in 2012 a poll was conducted that stated that 21% of adults in the United States had tattoos (Osland, 2013). However, nearly 60% of people that have tattoos, have them in areas that are hidden by clothes (Kesling, 2013). Although this study may not cover every single individual in the United States, it does give a
Leanne Padowski’s expression in position two did not contain as many as statistical facts as the thesis in position one. She indicated reasons why tattoos are often frowned upon. The evidence for Padowski’s thesis was weaker because there was only one study in 2011 by a career builder which shows a lower percentage on why you should not get a tattoo. She articulated on two choices which would make tattooed individuals feel judged or underestimated
Look around your community, how many people do you see working with tattoos or piercings? According to Stawpaw.com, 42% of adults in the US have tattoos. According to careers.workopolis.com, an experiment of asking over 300 employers if they would hire a candidate with tattoos or piercings, 14% of employers said that it would affect their
Despite tattoos becoming more accepted and mainstream in society, studies show that individuals with visible tattoos are often hired at a lower rate than people without visible tattoos. A survey of current undergraduate students reveals that students today are well aware that having a tattoo may adversely impact their chances of being hired, but regardless of that knowledge almost half is still considering getting tattooed. (Foltz, 2014).
Tattoos have been dated back to 5000 BCE. Tattoos have played the role of being badges of honor, ceremonial markings, signs off social rank, forms of punishment, and of course ways for people to beautify themselves (The Cultural History of Tattoos). Over the past years, tattoos has increased and continues to increase significantly in popularity. According to statistics, 36% of American adults in the U.S. between the ages of 18-25 and 40% of American adults in the U.S. between the ages of 26-40 have at least one tattoo (Seth). While the trend of getting tattoos are increasing, the concerns of the employers starts to increase. People who have tattoos should not be discriminated because it is unethical, a form of self-expression, and art.
It seems that teens think tattoos are the new trend and are hopping on the bandwagon to get one. Tattoos are a huge commitment for anyone,especially for teens. About 67%of teens around the world are temted to get tattoos without parental consent. They argue that they should be allowed to get tattoos when they want to and how they want to. Teens also say they should't need to get parental consent to get a tattoo becuase they are just expressing themselves. Teens can express themselves using their voices,but the real question here is whether or not teens should get tattoos without parental consent. Teens are too young and have no common sense, so they should not be abele to get a tattoo without parental consent.
Many people applying for jobs have body art or tattoos that are visible. As the law stands now, an employer has the right to discriminate against an individual who is adorned with any body modifications. Business professors of law from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Elzweig and Peeples, point out that, “Tattoos and piercings are considered to be mutable (alterable) characteristics; therefore, they do not automatically receive any special legal protection’” (Elzweig and Peeples 14). They also note that “the number of people who have tattoos has increased significantly and continues to rise” (13). Since tattoos and other body modifications, such as piercings, are becoming more commonplace, companies will have to be more specific when it comes to dress codes when applicants are going through the hiring process. Their research states “while courts consistently uphold dress codes that include limiting tattoos and body piercings, limitations may be harder to enforce as these practices become more mainstream” (19). A question asked by Forbes Magazine contributing author, Rachel Hennessey, inquires “as the number of inked America grows, is the traditional assumption that tattoos and jobs don’t mix really true in 2013?” (Hennessey). If this trend of having body art and modification continues to be more widely accepted, then our country should have an amendment to the current laws offering
Introduction: Is there anyone here that does not like tattoos or likes them, but would never think of getting one? Today, tattoos are a growing in popularity when before tattoos were only seen on people in a circus as an act or on military veterans who wanted to display their troop proudly. Even though there is this growing popularity of tattoos, entry-level jobs require strict dress code policies disapproving the sight of tattoos while at work.
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In Jon Kelly’s article he brings more information on the stance taken against tattoos in the work place by potential employers. Kelly discusses how employers tend to discriminate
Considered as a form of art for some people and unprofessional for others, tattoos are being seen as a familiar form of self-expression that many of the younger and older generations are getting nowadays. Tattoos are a form of body modification along with piercings, but the majority of people in the workplace will be forced to cover up their tattoos while people with piercings are sometimes allowed to keep them in, which causes a form of unnecessary discrimination. According to Garrett D. Kennedy, "Tattoos and body piercings have become increasingly prevalent in the U.S. — over 20% of adults are now tattooed. This number only will be increasing because 38% of millennials (born from 1981-1992) have tattoos, approximately half of whom have two or more, while 23% of millennials have body
Bridget Flynn, her article, “Do tattoos work against you?”, tattoos can work against job applications, on what is telling about tattoos are considered acceptable in some places, but others like to work in offices are very difficult to have a job in there. Sometimes people with tattoos can have a job like from offices or more important stuff, because they have a good study, and also experiences for work wherever they want to do. Others have really hard to find a job, but that’s why they just not have experiences, and they think is for them tattoos but isn’t. People can have a tattoo and they still have a great job.
The art of tattoos has been prevalent in several ancient cultures and represented various meanings. Until around the mid-20th century, tattoos were seen in a very negative light; mainly associated with circus freak shows, bikers or outlaws. In more current times, tattoos are becoming more accepted overall. With this change there is a debate of body art in the workplace. If a person chooses to have visible tattoos, it should no longer be seen in such a negative view among assorted careers today. Tattoos are continuously becoming more popular with each generation and often have some personal meaning. Some companies that have recently started to accept appropriate body art in the workplace are seeing positive benefits related to their new policy changes. This debate has also led people to file discrimination lawsuits against their employer. There are occasions, however, that the subject matter or the placement of a tattoo on the body may not be professional for certain types of jobs. The discussion of visible tattoos needs to be evaluated by each company, and often each individual situation, to determine if body art can be accepted at that business.
To conclude, I believe that tattoos should be illegal to those under the age of 21 for three main reasons: the lack of
Tattoos and piercing have become increasingly more common over the years. Obvious issues within the workplace have surfaced. Some would argue that tattoos and piercings in the workplace are inappropriate,