Originally Posted by mark2gmtrans
I have a couple of tats, and I have worked in offices and been in meetings with VP's from MAJOR oil companies and was not the only one with a tattoo. What I have noticed is that none of them had their baby's momma's name tattooed on their neck where it could not be covered with a polo shirt. If you get a tattoo get it where it is covered when you have on a suit and tie or a long sleeve button up shirt.
Tattoos on the neck and face make a statement..." I do not want a job, ever."
100% agree with all of this.
A great friend of mine is tattooed up one side and down the other. Not for me, but no biggie. When he did get his neck tattooed I read him the riot act for the same reasons you said.
"They can't not hire you for tattoos!" he told me
-"Yeah, I guess you're right. Nobody's gonna stop you from laying concrete," was my answer. And that's about the size of it. Not that there's anything at all wrong with laying concrete, roofing, or what have you. But if your goals involve working indoors then tattoos are definitely something you have to consider.