Tattoos are a touchy subject for some people, even in the 21st century. Some people are for them, some are against them, but most of us are capable of a polite conversation about the topic, whatever our real feelings might be.
Unfortunately, not all people are capable of civilized discourse when talking about tattoos. One internet user posted a rant stating that visible tattoos have no place at work, but he got shut down by another user who made fun of the guy having a race car as their profile picture.
Somebody started having a go at people with visible tattoos in the workplace
But one internet user roasted them using the very same language, just for having a race car as their profile picture
A Reddit user by the name of Ouchees posted the story on the ‘Murdered by Words’ subreddit, an online community of over 1.3 members that is “a place for well-constructed put-downs, comebacks, and counter-arguments.” In other words, awesome verbal roasts. The post where a tattoo-hater got roasted for their love of race cars went viral on Reddit, getting more than 31,700 upvotes at the time of writing.
Most individuals would probably agree that whether or not somebody has tattoos has no effect on their ability to do a job well. BBC writes that having visible tattoos at work was previously viewed in a negative light in some professions, like finance, law, and healthcare. But most employers are now able to look beyond the ink on one’s skin.
For example, Air New Zealand has decided to end their ban on body art; the reasoning behind this is because it allows employees to better express their cultural heritage and individuality. What’s more, the Metropolitan Police in London relaxed a ban when hiring candidates with tattoos last year. Now candidates are chosen on a case by case basis.
Met Commissioner Cressida Dick explained to the media that the policy was necessary because the police force was rejecting too many applicants: one in ten applicants weren’t accepted because of their ink back in 2017.
The numbers show that there are more and more people getting tattoos, at least in the United States. In 2014, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll discovered that 40 percent of Americans said that someone in their home had a tattoo. This figure increased from 21 percent in 1999. What do you think of tattoos in the workplace, dear Pandas? Has anyone ever not given you a job because of your tattoos? Let us know in the comments.
People shared their thoughts about tattoos at work