Don’t Let a Tattoo Cost You Your Next Job

By | January 18, 2014

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Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

More than 45 million Americans, or 14% of the population, have one or more tattoos. 40% of Americans ages 26-40 have at least one tattoo. Tattooing is a $1.65 billion industry that continues to grow with more than 21,000 tattoo parlors in the United States. While only 16% of these individuals admit to regretting having a tattoo, more might admit this if they were aware of many companies’ cut-and-dry employment policies about body art and piercing.

Americans with tattoos could be making themselves less employable in what remains a very tight job market. First impressions in a job interview are vitally important and tattoos and body piercings can negatively influence employers. And recent research has generated some evidence to support these negative perceptions. A new study from the Universit

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