Essay about Are Tattoos Appropriate in the Workplace

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Title: Are Tattoos Appropriate in the Workplace?
October 25, 2014

Topic: Can having tattoos stop you from getting the job you want?
Intervention Strategy: I used brainstorming for my essay. I came up with ideas to explain about tattoos in the workplace. Tattoos can stop you from getting the job you want. I feel that having a tattoo does not stop you from performing the job you are supposed to do. Does having a tattoo prevent you from doing your work? Why are some employers against employees having a tattoo? What harm is it to have a tattoo in the workplace? Does the first amendment support the fact of getting denied a job for having a tattoo?
Thesis: Having a tattoo in the workplace doesn’t hinder you from
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Employers are looking for a reason not to hire a person and tattoos can be a reason not to hire a person. If a tattoo cannot be covered then the person will be turned away from a job. Any inappropriate tattoos should be covered no matter what job you are in.
First Amendment Rights
Some people feel that it is going against the first amendment of “Freedom of Speech” to not get hired because of having a tattoo. There is only one state in the United States that does say this is going against your first amendment rights, that state is Arizona. Until this is set up by the United States government other states will not consider it a violation of this right. Employers have the right to hire and fire you because of a tattoo.
Work Performance
Having a tattoo does not prevent you from doing the job you are assigned to do. It is not a type of disability. Having an inappropriate tattoo can cause problems in the workplace though. Just because a person has a tattoo does not mean that they cannot do a certain job.
Tattoos should be allowed in the workplace. Some tattoos should be covered due to profanity or being vulgar. Having a tattoo does not prevent a person from doing his job. So if you choose to have a tattoo or more than one tattoo make sure it is appropriate for the type of job you are in or choose to be in. Remember if you must get a tattoo that is vulgar or violent that you can cover it up so that it doesn’t offend anyone.