Tattoos are art. They are seen as a form selfexpression, a way to show our individuality and the unique aspects of ourselves. People get tattoos because they love the art, the ideas behind them, and the meaning of them, or because they simply just like the way they look.
Statistics show that in America 42% of adults have tattoos. The number of people with more than 2 tattoos has doubled since 2007, and the popularity of tattoos has grown 13%.
Even with the amount of people having tattoos growing more and more everyday, there are still companies that will not hire you if you have a visible tattoo. My body is not my resume. My body does not show my work history, it does not show where I went to school, my skills, or my work ethic.
Discrimination against people with tattoos and body modifications still exist. Tattoos in
America are a form of expression and are protected from criminal law by the Constitution, but are not federally protected in the workplace. You can still be denied a job because the company does not want an employee with a tattoo. Some companies will hire you, but will require you to keep it covered at all times. People stereotype tattoos as being unprofessional, uneducated, or dirty. They think that tattoos equal negativity, such as dangerous behavior, and relate them to drug use.
I believe Discrimination against people with tattoos is wrong. Companies should not be allowed to deny someone a job all because they have a tattoo. A tattoo does not show their work ethic. It does not keep them from being able to perform tasks, interacting with people, or keep them from being able to do their job. Tattoos do not mean they are uneducated, or unprofessional. More and more companies and industries are becoming more lenient about body modifications. The job industry with highest percentage of tattooed staff is the military.
The occupation with the second highest rate