Post # 1
When I was 16, I got a tattoo on each wrist. One pink star, one blue star.
Little did I realize that it would cause me so much frustration in my career.
I have an office job with a financial planning company. They require I cover my tattoos at all time and it’s beyond frustrating when it comes to attire.
I have SUCH a hard time (especially in the summer) finding cute, comfortable, office clothes that cover my wrists. I wish I could wear cute blouses, but none cover my tattoos!
Anyone else have tattoo regret?!
Post # 3
I have 5 very visible ones and worked in a bank’s corporate office no problem, just kept them covered. I’ve now found Dermablend because of the wedding, so it opens some new possibilities for me.
Post # 4
Oh no! How big are they? Can you wear chunky bracelets?
Post # 5
I would say chunky bracelets or a watch to cover at least one of them up. There is also make up available as well. Dermablend is one of the most reputable.
I have full sleeves and I have no regret. My office accepts them.
Post # 6
My sister uses a make up she got from Sephora to cover hers when she needs to! Its the one that Kat Von D is the spokesperson for.
Post # 7
Unfortunately wearing chunky bracelets on both arms looks silly.. they don’t want to see either of them!
It’s really a bummer.
Post # 8
Not all companies are so conservative. Mine wouldn’t care, but actually it is so cold in the office most days that I wea long sleeves all the time, even in summer.
Post # 9
@kerensa: Yah, I know many many places that are in the same business that don’t mind unoffensive tattoos to be visable. My bosses are just concerned that our older clients will get the wrong idea.
Post # 10
My office has a ‘dress down’ policy every day so tattoos aren’t an issue. Neither are my dreads, which I thought would have been more of an issue!
I’d definitely recommend using dermablend to cover them up. It would open up a world of cute clothing possibility!
Post # 11
This is why I got my tattoo in a place easily hidden (shoulder blade). Of course I know that 16-year-old you likely wasn’t thinking about 26-year-old you. I didn’t get my tattoo until after college, so I was already in the workforce and had this on my radar.
My workplace allowed visible tattoos as long as they aren’t scary or sexual. (I work at a children’s hospital.)
Post # 12
How about a watch on one wrist and a stack of bangles on your other?
Post # 13
I’m very heavily tattooed and I cover mine by choice when I’m at work. I don’t work in a conservative office but I prefer not to stand out and many people know about my tattoos. I just wanted to say that I can completely relate to having a difficult time with clothing, especially in the summer!! I’m thinking that linen blouses would be nice. My office is quite cold, so I can wear cute blouses with a cardigan.