(Closed) Tattooed ladies, what do you do for work?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
3670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@MrsSl82be: My workplace right now at a group home doesn’t care.  But when I worked at an office the only tattoo I have that was really visible was my ankle tattoo.  They actually had me put a bandaid on it if I was wearing a skirt.  

Post # 4
1369 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i worked for an insurance company, in a call center, and visible tattoos were okay, but facial piercings were not (because they were too distracting – go figure)

Post # 5
275 posts
Helper bee

I’m an office assistant and I don’t have to cover up my visible ones. I have one on my wrist, one on my forearm, and one on my foot..

Post # 6
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I do accounting/I’m the office manager and I don’t have to cover any of my tattoos!

Post # 7
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have one small black tattoo on the underside of my forearm (the only visible one) and I work in Human Rights/ International Law and it’s never been an issue yet.  I also generally wear long sleaves to work, depending on the culture I’m in.

Post # 7
40 posts

i work in a university hospital research lab and never have had to cover up my wrist or chest tats.

Post # 8
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

I have tattoos on both ankles and hip. Obviously the hip is always covered but I wear slacks to work everyday because of the ankle tats. Visible tattoos are not acceptable in the legal industry. I’ve worked at other non-legal companies where they were accepted, especially on the IT staff (we’re expected to be a bit different).

Post # 9
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m a teacher.  Have never gotten any complaints, even when I taught in Korea where tattoos are still associated with gangs.  Oddly enough, the one place I’ve had to hide my tattoos was working at Seattle’s Best (they made me take out my nose ring, too).

Post # 10
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m currently going back to school to get a degree in Culinary Arts and I haven’t met anyone yet who minds a chef with tattoos! But even though the one I have is rather large (goes from my shoulder down to my hip) unless I wear a tank top it’s covered all the time anyway.

Post # 11
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I don’t have any tattoos but I do have my nose pierced and I’m an attorney. I work in civil law– mostly small to medium sized business stuff. I do take it out when I appear in court (not because it has ever been suggested I should– but I just don’t want any judgments to be made about me and affect my representation of my clients). Other than that I leave it in and no one (boss, clients, whoever) has ever said anything about it. 

I get the impression the same would be true of tattoos, within reason. If I had them on my arms or legs I’d probably not cover them for meetings with clients or other attorneys, but cover them in court. 

Post # 12
1058 posts
Bumble bee

I’m a Paralegal, and I have to cover my tattoos.  I do have several on my forearms and those tattoos hardly ever get covered and the attorneys I work with never say anything.

I do have a half sleeve and chest tattoos and sometimes the chest tattoos show a bit if I wear certain shirts, and my half sleeve could peer out a bit if the 1/4 sleeves ride up a bit, but again, no one has ever said anything to me.

If I’m meeting with a client I do my best to cover up as much as possible out of respect for my firm.

Post # 13
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m a nanny and I never have to cover up my tattoo on my lower back.  But some times my ward will see it and say, “mom told me not to draw on myself. Why did you draw on yourself, Gigi?”  HAHAH!!!

Post # 14
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Im a commercial property manager, and I do not have to cover any of my tattoos. My visible ones are on left upper arm/shoulder, my right inside wrist and left outside calf. Years ago I did accounting for a law firm, and A LOT of the gals there had tattoos also and no one had to cover theirs. Most places seem to be really cool about it.

Post # 15
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m generally in administrative work (secretary, etc….)  its weird, some people care, some dont…


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