I’ve written about this before, but it keeps coming around – tattoos hurt your chances of landing a job according to this salary.com article. I am a bit old to participate in the tattoo craze so I probably come across as a stodgy old man on this topic. However, the millennials seem to be enthralled with tattoos even in open sight. To give you proof:
A recent study from the Pew Research Center found nearly 40% of people between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo…
Think about that stat – 40%! That is more than a fad. But here is where the problem develops:
The biggest takeaways from our survey include a whopping 76% of respondents feel tattoos and piercings hurt an applicant’s chances of being hired during a job interview. And more than one-third – 39% of those surveyed – believe employees with tattoos and piercings reflect poorly on their employers. Furthermore, 42% feel visible tattoos are always inappropriate at work, with 55% reporting the same thing about body piercings.
I don’t care for tattoos and I don’t understand the appeal. If they have this significant drag on hiring success, I would strongly encourage people to avoid them.
Call me old-fashioned.