Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

View Postwushuangpu, on 01 March 2012 - 01:58 AM, said:

Get the _______________ tattooed on the inside of wrist


Fill in the blank man.
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:54 AM

Is the answer razor blade?
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:58 AM

It's a start.
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:23 AM

I think he was talking about the ohm's law coin.

I have wrist tattoos. Call me sick, but I actually get a kick out of every time some one tries to make fun of them because lower arm tattoos are still considered "taboo" and the sort. So they'll just spit some snide comment about it while inquiring what they are. I then show my wrists and list the members of my family and I describe the various ways they died...

This is Brother, he killed himself
This is my Dad, he was launched out the windshield of a car
This is my Grandad, he died of a heart attack on a tractor
This is my step mother, she was burned alive
This is my uncle, he was electrocuted to death
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They always just spit up on themselves and stutter a bit and then apologize for making fun of my tattoos. I'm not upset by it at all though, I've heard it enough times that it don't matter. Instead I'm just giggly that they just spat up and made the situation all awkward for themselves.

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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:38 AM

If you don't see it, it ain't there, really. If it can be seen, you will be judged.

The problem with anything permanent is that your point of view can change. Granted, dead relatives might be an exception... Simply, would you want the person you were five or ten years ago making indelible decisions for the person you are now?
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

I would...

Cause that was me.

But that's where you and I differ. I like having badges from my life stuck to my body.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:47 AM

I like to have tattoo sleeves that are less permanent. I am still a bad ass when wearing them, right?
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

View Postlordofduct, on 02 March 2012 - 02:39 PM, said:

But that's where you and I differ. I like having badges from my life stuck to my body.


I understand this. But there are many tats in the world, not just the memorial kind.

I was thinking things related to taste or interest. Bands, animals, mottos, personal heroes, etc. All the things that seem intensely meaningful at the time, that you shake your head at looking back on.
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:35 PM

Yeah, I have none memorial tats, that's what I was referring to.

I have a chain of naked ladies over my left shoulder with their heads up each others arses. Their limbs are distorted and it's made to look like a long centipede.

And several others.

My point is that many people out there certainly take pleasure in it, and don't regret it ever. The act of tattooing oneself is a very old practice, just not that common in western civilization. And your reasons for not getting it done are purely subjective and only relate to yourself and people like yourself.

Some of us have no qualms in permanent tags attached to ourselves in any degree. We actually take pleasure in it instead. I don't feel the same about some of my tats today as I did when I got them, but I don't feel regret... I just feel different about them. They grow with me...



But hey, that's how I look at everything. For instance if I could do it all over again I probably wouldn't do all the drugs I did. But do I regret it? Hell no, I regret no moment in my life, these scars, tats, memories, and other baggage attached to me is what makes me ME.

No regrets, no worries.

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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:37 PM

If I ever get a tat, it'll look something like this:

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I'll lose the banner and the hammer and sickle from the middle (not sure what I'll replace them with) and have the K, G and B in a triangle around the shield.

As it happens, K,G and B are the first initials of my stepson, son and daughter respectively...and the sword and shield motif looks kinda cool.
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:43 PM

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View Postdorknexus, on 29 February 2012 - 07:41 PM, said:

Whatever you get, you gotta live with that shit. Just remember that.

Don't get names of your significant other... what happens when you breakup/get divorced?


I got a tattoo when I was in the Army of a rose wrapping around my arm. My kids names and my wife's name are/is tattooed into the leaves...I've been married for 17 years in September. I reject your reality and replace it with my own!

As far as tattoos in the workplace go, its more a question of does the place you want to work allow employees the freedom to be individuals? Where I work, I have never had a problem with any of my tattoos which are almost completely covered by business casual. I also have a braided beard and have had no one say anything negative (it could be because I, as my 16 year old put it "look like you would knife someone for looking at you wrong", but I doubt it). As a matter of personal opinion, I would rather employ someone who is happy with their work environment and happy that they are free to express themselves. Happy employees are productive employees! One thing to keep in mind though...don't get possibly offensive tattoos in highly visible areas, its just asking for hassles.
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:56 PM

I gotten my first tattoo about 20 years ago when I joined the Marines. On the side of my left bicep, I have USMC and under that is my companies motto, will never regret getting those letters. Above that, there is a wizard with holding a crystal ball in one hand and lightning coming out of his fingers on the other hand. On the same arm, from the crease of the inside of my elbow to my wrist is a dragon. On my right arm is a small dragon on my forearm and on the side of my right bicep, I have a gargoyle sitting on a cross type thing under a yellow moon, I will probably get gravestones added to it.

Each one of my tattoos represent a different part of my life... good and bad. People that never got inked will never understand that. Some people get a pet, others get tatoos.
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Re: Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace

Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:10 PM

imma get my last name across my back and then the panties will drop.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:06 PM

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