Visible tattoos… Workplace? Wedding?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@mrspinesol:  no need to freak out. It is coverable. Plus lots of workplaces are a lot more lenient about tattoos these days.

I am jealous of your half sleeve. I have three tattoos so far, thigh, ankle, and shoulder…:) 

Post # 4
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mrspinesol:  I have a bunch of visible ones…I do have small wrist ones, but I have one big one on my back, a big one on my calf and another one on my foot (I only wear heels, so you always see it LOL). My other 8 tattoos are fairly well hidden at least at work.  I wouldn’t stress out with work…like PP said, places are becoming much more leniant with tattoos.  Plus, with something like a quarter sleeve, if for some reason your work doesn’t like it, its easy to cover with a shirt! I’m jealous…I’d love to start a sleeve! 

Post # 6
5793 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have visible ones but I keep them covered, just by my normal work clothes, which is expected in our workplace (I’m a chef in a test kitchen so it’s not like it’s a super formal workplace). I have a friend who works for a big software company who’s pretty much sleeved up and he has to wear black long sleeve shirts at client offices because he’s had clients (like insurance companies and financial houses) complain if they can see his tattoos through his shirt, because visible tattoos aren’t allowed there.


Post # 9
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hi!  I have visible tattoos (quite) and am in Leadership at a Fortune 500 company.  As long as they are non-profane, it’s fine.  I also have multiple piercings (lower lip, a monroe, and a microdermal on my upper cheekbone) oh! And my nose is pierced.  All good. 


And yes!  Tattoos all visible at my wedding.  They are, after all, part of me, and beautiful!


My arm…

Post # 11
5793 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@mrspinesol:  I love my tattoos and I don’t regret them, but they do limit your career options if you can’t cover them. If you want to end up in a law firm, a financial house, wall street, upper management of many types of companies, etc, place your tattoos strategically so you can cover them without resorting to an all-black wardrobe or roasting in the summer. There are still a whole lot of work places where tattoos aren’t readily accepted. 

Post # 13
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@mrspinesol:  long sleeves, depending on your job. At both of my current jobs visible tattoos are acceptable, but at previous ones I had to wear long sleeves, pants/long skirts and avoid putting my hair in a bun, which sucked in the middle of summer! It’s definitely something to think long and hard about.

Post # 14
4965 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mrspinesol:  I am a teacher. There are two male teachers in my school who have full sleeves that they do not cover up. I’ve never looked closely at the tattoos but I would imagine they are child friendly!  I was thrown off when I first met them because I wasnt sure it was acceptable at school but I guess no one cares! 

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