A few months ago another writer here at Huffington Post wrote an article about where we as a country as it relates to tattoos in the workplace. According to several reports 86% of young professionals don't believe that tattoos should impact their chances of getting a job. While many young professionals believe that tattoos are okay, those in higher level positions believe that depending on your industry tattoos could be detrimental to your career.
So how exactly can young professionals with tattoo keep it classy without giving up their personal freedoms? There are a few ways if you choose to go that route:
Depending on where the tattoos are on your body dressing modestly could be a great way to keep your tattoos covered up. If you have a tattoo that covers your arms, consider wearing long sleeves. If you have a tattoo on your leg, consider wearing pants. Depending on your style dressing modestly or even fashionably could become such a distraction that employers or future employers may overlook your tattoos.
I once had a teacher who had a tattoo on her wrist. One of the first things people tend to notice is tattoos on your wrist. This could be in part because when you first meet someone new the first thing they do is extend their hand to you. One clever way to cover up this infamous tattoo is to wear a watch. It's simple and inexpensive.
This tactic may be the most extreme out of all the others when it comes to "covering up" a tattoo. Removing tattoos can be pretty expensive and painful according to many celebrities who have decided to remove tattoos of exes or even tattoos in places that have hindered them from getting work. If you don't like pain or if you just cannot afford to pay for tattoo removal there is a tool that can be used for home tattoo removal. While this tactic main not be as painful it is still relatively painful and has the potential to leave scars that never go away.
This is one of the most popular trends among most women. In order for this tactic to be successful you must use make up that matches your skin tone. You don't want to have dark make up on your arm if your skin is of a lighter tone. Also, be mindful that if you apply too much make up it may look as if you're attempting to cover up a bruise and not a tattoo.
Do you have tattoos? Share below how you manage to cover yours up in the workplace