Can tattoos prevent you from getting a job or promotion?


With 20% of the population inked more and more professionals have tattoos. It is estimated one in five of the UK population has a tattoo, a figure that rises to one in three for young adults.

Therefore, a number of your colleagues and employees are most likely inked.

But does this, and should this impact on a person's career path?

Different careers will mean different attitudes towards tattoos, as will its location on the body. And also whether the tattoo could be seen to have a negative effect on the company.

Katrina Raposo, Commercial Manager for Acorn, said: "tattoos seem to have become less of an issue for employers and the workplace in recent years, but in reality whether or not they are deemed acceptable depends very much on that particular job and the nature of the organisation where a person works."

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