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Global – Concerned about how their employers and colleagues will perceive them, workers with tattoos are getting more conscious about their skin markings.
According to a survey by Escentual.com as published in the Daily Mail, half of the 1,200 people with tattoos surveyed admitted they believe someone with prominent tattoos would be less likely to succeed in business.
In addition, the survey found four in 10 people with tattoos end up regretting having at least one of them done.
“A further 13% have covered up tattoos with make up because they didn’t want an employer or a friend to see them,” the Daily Mail article said.
The results aren’t surprising, considering a candidate with a visible tattoo will almost always come across as “dirty” or “unsavoury” to hiring managers.
The survey included one in six of those surveyed said people with tattoos are seen as more likely to have one-night stands, and 34% expressed regret for fear of how they’ll look as they get older.