Are Tattoos Still a Taboo in the Workplace? Submitted by Joe Marston | 22 / Mar / 2017 - 11:30
In recent years, tattoos have become more accepted within society, going from being a cultural taboo, to a celebrated expression of self, but has this new social norm made its way into the workplace?
Although there have been major developments in tackling workplace discrimination, tattoos are still a taboo in many working environments.
While many companies have relaxed their views on body art, there are still many obstacles that can either stall the career of an inked individual, or have a negative effect on job prospects.
But why is it still okay to discriminate against people in the workplace for their ink?
In this podcast we talk to David Allpress, a recruitment officer for a catering company, and Amy Brown, the manager of a coffee shop in Huddersfield about their views on tattoos in a professional environment, as well as tattoo artist Harry Peace, from Diamonds & Dusters about his views and experiences.
Have you ever had a negative experience because of your tattoos? Do you feel really strongly about their place in a professional setting? If so, feel free to comment below and share your thoughts.