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Studies Show the Tattoo Taboo Is Disappearing From Workplaces

July 8, 2019
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Studies Show the Tattoo Taboo Is Disappearing From Workplaces
More and more people are getting tattoos, but how does that impact their chance at landing a job?

America is becoming more diverse — and so is the art on our bodies. 

A 2015 Harris Poll found that more and more Americans are getting tattoos: Twenty-nine percent have at least one. For millennials, that percentage is even higher: Nearly half (47%) have one, compared with over a third of Gen Xers (36%). 

But how does that impact your career? The answer’s unclear. 

A 2018 study published by researchers at the University of Miami and the University of Western Australia Business School saw no statistical difference in earnings or employment level among the U.S. participants surveyed.  

However, many believe bias still exists. According to a Salary.com survey, 76% of respondents believed that having visible tattoos and piercings at job interviews hurt an applicant’s chances of getting hired. 

Still undecided about getting inked? Watch the video above. 

 

More: Need a Job? Try Flaunting Your Ink

 

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