I know what you’re thinking right now. “Isn’t it illegal to discriminate?” Yes, but companies won’t always tell you that’s what’s happening (also the law doesn’t protect tattooed people). If a job doesn’t hire you, usually you’ll get a letter that says “thanks for your interest, but…” However, they don’t typically provide feedback or a reason why. They might not say it, but you could very well have been discriminated against. Here’s why it happens sometimes:
- Tats are sometimes perceived as “trashy.”
- People have stereotypes of tattoos only being worn by bikers and other hell-raisers.
- Customers (especially in retail/sales) might not appreciate them. Businesses don’t want angry consumers.
The truth is, just because you’re tattooed doesn’t mean you’re “emo”, “goth”, or any other stereotype people may have of you. You don’t have to be sitting along listening to depressing music to appreciate this art form.
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