#33232
Ddenzik
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    @ddenzik

So I recently applied for a job at American Eagle. For those of you who don’t know what that is, its a clothing store that is in most major malls. I had the interview and they said I did great but they couldn’t hire me because of my showing tattoos. I was just shocked that a place like that would discriminate against tattoos. So my response was ” thank you, I don’t want to work somewhere that discriminates against people with tattoos anyways.”

Has anyone else had problems like this before?

#84757
Sherav
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    @sherav

Sadly it is a common theme.

I have been given a verbal warning for my tattoos showing through a white shirt (not even on display). I still wear a white shirt :p

But yes many places I have applied state no visible tattoos due to ‘customer service standards’. This is why I have never gone for forearm sleeves.

Take Care
Matthew


The only difference between a person with tattoos, and a person without is this. The person with tattoos does not care if you do not have any.
#84765
eatatjerms
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    @eatatjerms

I worked at a call center where no visible tattoos were allowed. Why the hell would the person on the other end of the phone give a damn if you were tatted up???

#84772
ontwo
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    @ontwo

I work at a bank…enough said

#84775
sgll
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    @sgll

yeh that sucks. and its what is happening today. it annoys me so much, there is no need to judge so why do it? its just art…

#84777
vaglocker
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    @vaglocker

I don’t have a problem with an employer who does not allow visible tattoos. In fact I believe that any non-gonvernment owned business should be able to discriminate with respect to hiring on any basis. I may choose not to work for them or patronize them, but it is still their right.

That being said it still sucks. Anyway, if you CHOOSE to get tattoos that are not easily covered hands/neck then you made your bed so you gotta lie in it. Time to pony up for some laser sessions or get a job where they don’t care.

#84779
Ddenzik
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    @ddenzik
vaglocker;64327 wrote:
I don’t have a problem with an employer who does not allow visible tattoos. In fact I believe that any non-gonvernment owned business should be able to discriminate with respect to hiring on any basis. I may choose not to work for them or patronize them, but it is still their right.

That being said it still sucks. Anyway, if you CHOOSE to get tattoos that are not easily covered hands/neck then you made your bed so you gotta lie in it. Time to pony up for some laser sessions or get a job where they don’t care.

I have a half sleeve that is easily covered, they specifically asked if i have any tattoos that cannot be covered by a t-shirt. I said yes and they said that they will not be able to hire me. Thats what pissed me off. I could understand if they were all over my hands and not coverable but mine are.

#84786
Rockysmom
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    @rockysmom

I worked in retail (Express) and they said you couldn’t have visible tattoos. I saw a girl at Starbucks and she puts a band-aid over her neck tattoos every time she works.

I worked at a dessert diner and they didn’t care about tattoos. At my job now (Finance) you see some people walking about with small tattoos and no one really cares…we don’t talk to customers. If I went to a meeting I would have to cover them up because most of the salespeople I work with look pretty conservative.

I have seen visible tattoos at Juicy Couture, Tower Records (no longer around) and Nordstrom (certain depts). I guess it just depends on the place.

Unfortunately yes, alot of places do not allow visible facial piercings and tattoos. I would not get a tattoo somewhere I couldn’t hide it because I don’t want to limit my job choices.