The BBC have published another article to add to the list on whether tattoos are acceptable in the workplace: Should anti-tattoo discrimination be illegal?
The question of whether tattoos should be a reason for an employer not to hire an individual / to fire an individual is again debated here. The article highlights that “Policies which restrict tattoos are commonplace in the UK.” Many companies do not allow their employers to have visible tattoos, and the article cites cases in which employees have been dismissed as a result of body art.
The article also discusses styles of body art which is more acceptable, such as butterfly and flower designs.
The concluding advice is: “For the time being, it’s advice worth considering when balancing the appeal of that new tattoo against the prospect of a dream job.” Individuals with tattoos still need to be aware of the possible consequences when applying for jobs.