Will a tattoo stop you getting a job?

Younger people don’t believe body art should interfere with your career, but they aren’t the ones hiring.

by Adam Gale
Credit: Peter M./Flickr
Credit: Peter M./Flickr

You’re looking sharp for your dream job interview – pressed suit, polished shoes, polished smile. You shake hands and sit down.  The interviewer’s eyes flick to the tattoo on the back of your hand. A frown forms.

‘Is that a panda doing...?’

‘Modern dance, yes. It’s inspired by that scene from Footloose. You know, the one in the warehouse.’

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