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US / Roughly 40 percent of Millennials have tattoos

It used to be the case that employers were apprehensive to hire people with a lot of tattoos but there’s a new statistic that may indicate a shift when it comes to hiring people with ink. Let’s face it, tattoos don’t have the best reputation and there’s a stigma attached to those who have them.

A recent study by Pew Research, however, claims roughly 40 percent of Millennials have tattoos. A large part of that percentage has more than one which presents the question as to how, or if, hiring policies have changed.

“Now-a-days I feel like society is a little bit more open to it in a sense,” said Salon owner Veronica Brashear.

She says she knows many beauticians that don’t like to hire people with tattoos but says she sees that trend shifting.

“I have a relative who is a doctor and she has tattoos, Brashear said, “I just feel it’s a lot broader now.”

In fact, Brashear says everyone who works at her salon has at least one tattoo, including herself.

“Personally, I don’t let it cloud my judgement as far as what the stylist is capable of or who they are as a person,” she said.

Just down the street, Fuzzy’s taco shop is hiring in expectation of their grand opening and that owner says they’re a little more relaxed when it come to ink in the workforce.

Jeff York said, “Just because you have a tattoo doesn’t mean you’re not a great person and that’s what we’re looking for is great people.”

Source | Mobile.

The Tattoo Divide 

The public is divided about the impact of more people getting tattoos; 45% say it has not made much difference, 40% think it has been a change for the worse and only 7% say this has been a change for the better. As might be expected, older Americans are far more likely to view this trend negatively: 64% of those ages 65 and older and 51% of those ages 50-64 say more people getting tattoos has been a change for the worse. A majority of those under age 50 (56%) say the tattoo trend has not made much of a difference. The age differences are larger among women than men. About six-in-ten (61%) women ages 50 and older say more people getting tattoos have been a change for the worse compared with 27% of younger women. A majority (56%) of white evangelical Protestants say that more people getting tattoos has been a change for the worse; white mainline Protestants and white Catholics are more divided in their opinions. By comparison, 57% of those who are religiously unaffiliated say that more people getting tattoos has not made much difference.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at 


via The Tattoo Divide | Pew Research Center.


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