Ink Tattoos In The Work Place

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Ink Tattoos and the Work Place In many work places and homes tattoos are frowned upon because they are seen as inappropriate. An ink tattoo too many people is a piece of art because it is a way of expressing your emotions. The skill and time put into many tattoos is extensive since they are so meaningful to someone. If someone is going to get a tattoo in a visible spot it is because what they are getting is very meaningful. Ink tattoos should be allowed to be visible at the work place because it is a way of expressing your emotions. In 2004, my friend Kevin’s father died in a boating accident. Being very close family friends with Kevin I saw how devastating this was to Kevin and his family. About three weeks after his fathers death Kevin was going to get a tattoo on his neck in memory of his father. His mom and I both told him that his neck was not a smart place to put it. He said to me, “I want it to be visible to everyone that looks at me because I want them to see my father in me.” At this time I realized that there would be no convincing him of not getting it. In 2005 Kevin tried to get a job working at a real-estate agency. He had his interview and at the end of the interview they told him they really liked him but they were not going to hire him due to the tattoo on his neck. The judgment that the firm made in not hiring Kevin due to the tattoo he had on his neck is wrong. Kevin’s love for his father and way of remembering him by the usage of art on his neck should not hinder his ability to get a job. If Kevin is showing a client a house there decision of whether or not they buy the house is not going to be based around Kevin’s tattoo, they will make the decision based on whether the house is the right one for them and how well Kevin does in
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selling it to them. For this Kevin should have been hired for the job since he was
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course WR 121 taught by Professor Lucas during the Fall '08 term at University of Oregon.

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