Inked is all about spreading the message that “Tattooed, Employed” can be used to its fullest. However, we also try to make our audience aware of the consequences of being visibly tattooed in today’s job market. Although many companies have scaled back their dress code requirements and it’s much more common to see someone sleeved up in the workplace, there are still risks when inking body parts referred to as “job stoppers.”
Tattoos on the neck, hands and face are job-stoppers. They still pose limitations for those working in liberal environments. These tattoos can be accepted in a few occupations. In many cases, tattoo artists will not accept clients for tattoos on the hands or neck if there is no steady income and/or a willingness to ink heavily. For one 24-year-old woman, her face was tattooed so she wouldn’t be qualified to do a regular job.