Tattoos

Muttley

Well-known member
why jump to judge someone because of how they look?
It's what we do. It is pre-programmed in us as a survival thing to "fear the other". Tribal.

To take an exaggerated example, would you employ someone with "- - - - cut here ✂️ - - - -"tattoo'd around his neck? Another example it's why Johnson does the "lovable bumbler" routine. It sticks. As I said if you tattoo your arm, leg, rrse or wherever it will not and should not matter to anyone but there are unwritten rules that it is well to be aware of.
 

Billy69_uk

Well-known member
It's what we do. It is pre-programmed in us as a survival thing to "fear the other". Tribal.

To take an exaggerated example, would you employ someone with "- - - - cut here ✂️ - - - -"tattoo'd around his neck? Another example it's why Johnson does the "lovable bumbler" routine. It sticks. As I said if you tattoo your arm, leg, rrse or wherever it will not and should not matter to anyone but there are unwritten rules that it is well to be aware of.
you are of course 100% correct, but in jumping to those biases, both the individual being judged and the person doing the judging are being put at a disadvantage.

not so long ago it was professionally frowned upon for men to not wear ties in the office, or for their to be women in professional roles. Times changes, and if we dont change with them, we run the risk of getting left behind.

There is irrefutable evidence that businesses are more successful if they have a diverse workforce whit a wide range of ages, ethnicity, gender, experience etc etc, tatts are just a part of the wider picture. For example, for how long couldn't a copper have a visible tattoo? arent they supposed to represent the communities they serve?
 

Raul

Member
You can ask someone if they like tattoos or not?
Of course you can

“what is your opinion on tattoos being visible in the work place?”

it’s not really about the candidates personal view, it’s about how they navigate the question

but if someone gave an answer for example that I have read in the thread then I wouldn’t want them working in the business
 

hewielewie

Well-known member
Of course you can

“what is your opinion on tattoos being visible in the work place?”

it’s not really about the candidates personal view, it’s about how they navigate the question

but if someone gave an answer for example that I have read in the thread then I wouldn’t want them working in the business
Glad I am not working for you if all you would be bothered about in my interview would be if a tattoo is visible!!
 

The_Lizards_Jumpers

Well-known member
I was giving an opinion. I never thought smoking looked good, again an opinion.

But don't you understand, your opinion on this matter is worthless?

Unless someone has had a tattoo, or even smokes, in an attempt to look attractive to you specifically then it's irrelevant whether you think they look good.

I've never seen a nice pair of Adidas trainers, but can appreciate that many people think they're great and look cool, and fair play to them. The only problem would be if they bought a pair specifically to appear attractive or cool to me (extremely unlikely I know).
 

Billy69_uk

Well-known member
Personally speaking, i got my tattoos for me and me alone. Not to please or impress anyone else. Some have meaning, some just look cool (to me at least)

But I will say I have experienced differing responses, that have changed positively over time. I now regularly get strangers, airline employees, TSA Agents etc speak and compliment me on flights etc, which is nice, but as an introvert who doesn't like engaging strangers, its creates a whole different problem. lol
 

hewielewie

Well-known member
I was this years old when I found out why the Edinburgh Tattoo is called so.

The term "tattoo" derives from a 17th-century Dutch phrase doe den tap toe ("turn off the tap") a signal to tavern owners each night, played by a regiment's Corps of Drums, to turn off the taps of their ale kegs so that the soldiers would retire to their billeted lodgings at a reasonable hour.
 
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