When you go to a place of business and find that the person taking care of you has easily visible tattoos, does it matter to you? Does it make you uncomfortable or does it make no difference to you?
As an employer, would you hire someone with tattoos on their head face or neck? Tell us in the comment section below.
On Sunday, The Morning Call ran a story about the confluence of two trends: A lack of employment and an abundance of tattoos among 20 and 30-somethings. More and more young people are finding that they are being denied employment because they have visible tattoos.
In one case, detailed by the newspaper, a college student from Bethlehem was denied a job as a ride operator at Dorney Park because of a tattoo on the back of her neck.
In related news, the Upper Moreland Board of commissioners also discussed the presence of tattoes on township police officers at the Feb. 27, 2011 Finance and Administration Commitee meeting.
Prior to the discussion, Upper Moreland Police Chief Thomas Nestel said that the department had adopted an internal poicy that put officers with visible tattoos, branding or body-modifying jewelry in violation with the department's dress code. The policy exempted current officers at that time, who had such visible tatoos, prior to the internal policy.
The board of commissioners would later officially adopt the UMPD internal policy to now apply to future police applicants.
In that , a discussion was held on whether or not the policy would create a hinderence for qualified police officer applicants, who happened to be in violation of the policy.
Does that seem fair to you? Tell us in the comments section.