Tattoo Decision - Can Something Bad Happen? - Yes It Can

by Hal Mooz 5. September 2013 10:42

Your tattoo may be ruining your career, new study finds

Is your tattoo keeping you from getting your dream job? Managers often refrain from hiring potential employees who have visible tattoos, even if they personally like body art, a new British study has found. "Hiring managers realize that, ultimately, it does not matter what they think of tattoos. What really matters, instead, is how customers might perceive employees with visible tattoos," Dr. Andrew Timming of St. Andrew's University School of Management said during a presentation of his findings.

Timming interviewed recruiters in 14 industries, including hospitality, banking, prison and academics. "Respondents expressed concern that visibly tattooed workers may be perceived by customers to be 'abhorrent', 'repugnant', 'unsavory' and 'untidy,'" he said. "It was surmised that customers might project a negative service experience based on stereotypes that tattooed people are thugs and druggies."


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