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(The Sun)   Man who has tattoos scrawled all over his face can't understand why it's so hard to find a job. The Sun is there...on the back of his head   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 254
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2013-05-17 03:15:33 PM
Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 lovelivegrow.com
 
2013-05-17 03:18:16 PM

scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]


Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.
 
2013-05-17 03:37:54 PM
Yusuf got his first tattoo at the age of 14, but says he now wishes he had never had them done.

Aight then, get the one between your eyes removed and stop shaving your farking head.
 
2013-05-17 03:43:23 PM

timujin: Yusuf got his first tattoo at the age of 14, but says he now wishes he had never had them done.

Aight then, get the one between your eyes removed and stop shaving your farking head.


And let your hair grow long enough to cover the furiously masturbating monkey on your neck.
 
2013-05-17 03:50:00 PM
I have gotten crap for not having a tattoo. I was at a friend's bachelor party and his brother asked, "What do you have against tattoos?" My jaw dropped. Wha? "Uh, nothing." To which he responds, "Then why don't you have any?

I basically told him I don't have a specific symbol or picture that can define me, as i feel i'm constantly evolving. I neglected to mention that I'd probably have a boil or cyst ruin it for me at some point (skin problems).

But what I realized then, was that tatooing has jumped the shark. I used to believe everyone who had a tattoo had some deep belief about themselves and wanted to express it in ink.

Now, i tend to see more tattoos on shallow people, where that symbol of expression has become a symbol of conformity.

If you're going to tattoo something about yourself, especially something on your forehead, make sure it doesn't disqualify you from every job except a night Janitor at a Buddhist temple.
 
2013-05-17 03:52:57 PM

scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]


tattoos anywhere but your neck, face, and hands are easily hidden under standard business attire.
 
2013-05-17 04:14:43 PM
Holy crap.  I suddenly feel much better about being 43.  Tattoos or not, that guy looks like hell.
 
2013-05-17 04:20:12 PM

rumpelstiltskin: timujin: Yusuf got his first tattoo at the age of 14, but says he now wishes he had never had them done.

Aight then, get the one between your eyes removed and stop shaving your farking head.

And let your hair grow long enough to cover the furiously masturbating monkey on your neck.


^THAT^
 
2013-05-17 04:23:36 PM
I think it's just as likely that his disgusting neck beard is holding him back.
 
2013-05-17 04:29:04 PM

Bonkthat_Again: Now, i tend to see more tattoos on shallow people, where that symbol of expression has become a symbol of conformity.


/thread
 
2013-05-17 04:30:46 PM

Calmamity: I think it's just as likely that his disgusting neck beard is holding him back.


Oh, come on.  I'm sure there are plenty of barn raisings out there.
 
2013-05-17 04:34:30 PM

Diogenes: Holy crap.  I suddenly feel much better about being 43.  Tattoos or not, that guy looks like hell.


Seriously.

I am 41, but I bet if I shaved that guy could pass as my father.
 
2013-05-17 04:34:57 PM

PowerSlacker: Bonkthat_Again: Now, i tend to see more tattoos on shallow people, where that symbol of expression has become a symbol of conformity.

/thread


But MINE are different...
 
2013-05-17 04:35:01 PM
The tat between his eyes screams "I AM AN IDIOT! UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU HIRE ME!"

The rest of them just scream "I'M TOO STUPID TO SHOP SHAVING MY HEAD!"

That weird beard look isn't doing him any favors either. Or his personality, I would guess.
 
2013-05-17 04:35:19 PM
That's a rough 40.
 
2013-05-17 04:36:43 PM
""I'm more than qualified for a lot of the jobs I have been for but they all tell me my tattoos do not fit the company image."
"

how the frick you qualified if you cant get a job?
 
2013-05-17 04:36:57 PM
When someone has tattoos on their face like that I seriously question their decision making ability. There are enough people out there looking for jobs that I'm not going to take a chance on that.
 
2013-05-17 04:36:57 PM

Diogenes: Holy crap.  I suddenly feel much better about being 43.  Tattoos or not, that guy looks like hell.


That's what I thought.  That's a 40 year old alcoholic/meth head or something.  He looks 60.
 
2013-05-17 04:37:10 PM

TheYeti: Diogenes: Holy crap.  I suddenly feel much better about being 43.  Tattoos or not, that guy looks like hell.

Seriously.

I am 41, but I bet if I shaved that guy could pass as my father.


Thirded. That is a ROUGH 40.
 
2013-05-17 04:37:21 PM
Are you kidding? Just look at Yusuf, dude.
 
2013-05-17 04:37:39 PM
Yeah-um, Mr.  Hameed? Look. We're an equal opportunity employer here but you gotta remember, Charles Manson is still alive, and you appear to have some sort of homage to helter skelter thing going on there and quite frankly, the ladies that come into the clinic for prenatal care, well, they might not sleep too well at night, once they subconsciously put one and one together. . .
Good luck, though.
 
2013-05-17 04:37:47 PM

Diogenes: Calmamity: I think it's just as likely that his disgusting neck beard is holding him back.

Oh, come on.  I'm sure there are plenty of barn raisings out there.


I'm glad someone else agrees that his beard is significantly worse than his tattoos.
 
2013-05-17 04:37:58 PM
I have about 25% of my skin tattooed. I can wear long shorts and a t shirt and you would never know.

I seriously, seriously doubt I would hire anyone with a face/neck/hand tattoo.
 
2013-05-17 04:38:09 PM

TheYeti: Diogenes: Holy crap.  I suddenly feel much better about being 43.  Tattoos or not, that guy looks like hell.

Seriously.

I am 41, but I bet if I shaved that guy could pass as my father.


Same here and I'm 50
 
2013-05-17 04:38:42 PM

WhippingBoy: But MINE are different...


Yes, instead of Chinese for "Grocery Store" it's Arabic for "Toilet Paper" ;)
 
2013-05-17 04:39:36 PM
The one on his forehead looks like a prison tat....
 
2013-05-17 04:39:48 PM

TheYeti: Diogenes: Holy crap.  I suddenly feel much better about being 43.  Tattoos or not, that guy looks like hell.

Seriously.

I am 41, but I bet if I shaved that guy could pass as my father.


I'm 38 and he could pass for my dad. He looks like 10 miles of rough desert road
 
2013-05-17 04:40:54 PM
My mom once hired a guy for a mechanic position.  He wore a hat during the interview.  First day of work he showed up with 'fark You' tattooed on his forehead.

She had to fire him, AT&T policy.  She said he seemed like a nice guy though.
 
2013-05-17 04:41:21 PM
He's scary looking....should wear an Amish hat on his interviews and cover up that thing between his eyes. Also sounds like he's been locked-up for quite some time.
 
2013-05-17 04:41:34 PM

Bonkthat_Again: WhippingBoy: But MINE are different...

Yes, instead of Chinese for "Grocery Store" it's Arabic for "Toilet Paper" ;)


No... it took me years to find the perfect one that showed who I am... and, and, and I designed them myself... and, and, and they have my dead Grandmother's favourite flower...

Mine are different. Not like those other sheeple with tattoos. Mine are different.
 
2013-05-17 04:41:34 PM
You know, it is pretty sad, I  mean, most guys who get face tattoos can at least get a job at a tattoo parlor where it's not as shocking, but this guy doesn't even really have that option.

He shows up and they're like "Uhh sorry, but we don't want potential customers thinking you are representative of the quality of our work. Maybe try jizz mopper?"
 
2013-05-17 04:41:42 PM
He looks like an alien from Star Trek.
 
2013-05-17 04:42:43 PM
Hire him and watch half your staff quit, worried it is only a matter of time before he comes into work and guns them all down on a bad day.
 
2013-05-17 04:43:17 PM
Bonkthat_Again:
But what I realized then, was that tatooing has jumped the shark. I used to believe everyone who had a tattoo had some deep belief about themselves and wanted to express it in ink.

Now, i tend to see more tattoos on shallow people, where that symbol of expression has become a symbol of conformity.


It's like highschool. You're more rebellious for not being "rebellious".
I'm not sure when your epiphany was, but I think tattoos have been this way for quite a while.
 
2013-05-17 04:43:40 PM

vudukungfu: Yeah-um, Mr.  Hameed? Look. We're an equal opportunity employer here but you gotta remember, Charles Manson is still alive, and you appear to have some sort of homage to helter skelter thing going on there and quite frankly, the ladies that come into the clinic for prenatal care, well, they might not sleep too well at night, once they subconsciously put one and one together. . .
Good luck, though.


They could hire the guy and then keep him around to help with inducing labor.
 
2013-05-17 04:43:41 PM
Why doesn't the bright one start his own business and only hire others with face tattoos?
 
2013-05-17 04:44:07 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: My mom once hired a guy for a mechanic position.  He wore a hat during the interview.  First day of work he showed up with 'fark You' tattooed on his forehead.

She had to fire him, AT&T policy.  She said he seemed like a nice guy though.


Two questions:

1) Why would she not ask him to remove his hat? I've never known a single interviewer who would take someone wearing a hat during an interview seriously.

2) Why would he take his hat off? He obviously knew it was offensive (which is why he wore the hat during the interview), so why think that day 1 on the job is a good place to start showing it off?
 
2013-05-17 04:45:00 PM

Jument: The tat between his eyes screams "I AM AN IDIOT! UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU HIRE ME!"

The rest of them just scream "I'M TOO STUPID TO SHOP SHAVING MY HEAD!"

That weird beard look isn't doing him any favors either. Or his personality, I would guess.


Actually that tattoo screams  I've been in prison
 
2013-05-17 04:46:14 PM

PowerSlacker: Bonkthat_Again: Now, i tend to see more tattoos on shallow people, where that symbol of expression has become a symbol of conformity.

/thread


Thank god I'm tat-free.

Small tatts = Fine.  Large, body part-length tatts: it's on you, 'bro.
 
2013-05-17 04:46:21 PM
Think of it like this -

Tattoos are permanent bell bottoms
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2013-05-17 04:46:22 PM
40? He doesn't look a day under 65.
 
2013-05-17 04:46:48 PM
Further poor decision-making for agreeing to be in this article.  Seems like they should have gone ahead and titled it "Local Stupid Fool Unemployed for Obvious Reasons - Looks Old as Shiat Too"...or some such.
 
2013-05-17 04:47:29 PM
He could get a job touring high schools as "what not to EVER do of you ever want to get a job" like a bad example.
 
2013-05-17 04:47:39 PM

scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]


My only problem with that chart is the forearms marked as a job-free zone.  I know two people in public jobs making pretty good money that are sleeved out.  Of course, they wear long sleeves to work at all times, so there's that.
 
2013-05-17 04:47:49 PM

FarkinHostile: I can wear long shorts and a t shirt and you would never know.


Same here.  I got my tattoo in a location that a t-shirt could cover for two reasons: to continue being employable and to keep the sun off of it so it doesn't fade.

Non-gang face tattoos scream non-conformist.  That's fine if you're an artist, not so much if you're trying to get a job with a corporation.


/he needs to lose the beard, too
//dude looks like he's a member of a religious cult
 
2013-05-17 04:48:23 PM
Greasepaint or foundation over the forehead tat and wear a wig or grow out the hair.
 
2013-05-17 04:48:25 PM

scottydoesntknow: Zarquon's Flat Tire: My mom once hired a guy for a mechanic position.  He wore a hat during the interview.  First day of work he showed up with 'fark You' tattooed on his forehead.

She had to fire him, AT&T policy.  She said he seemed like a nice guy though.

Two questions:

1) Why would she not ask him to remove his hat? I've never known a single interviewer who would take someone wearing a hat during an interview seriously.

2) Why would he take his hat off? He obviously knew it was offensive (which is why he wore the hat during the interview), so why think that day 1 on the job is a good place to start showing it off?



Re #1: I don't think you can do that. Physically inspecting someone in an interview is a huge no-no. Perhaps they are bald or have a scar or birthmark or something and they're just self-conscious about it. For all you know asking them to take their hat off might be a huge dick move.

Re #2: I assumed he figured once he got hired he was golden. If he's dumb enough to have fark you on his face... you know.
 
2013-05-17 04:48:33 PM
He looks like a plucked chicken with a USDA stamp.
 
2013-05-17 04:49:01 PM
Look at dat neckbeard!
 
2013-05-17 04:49:35 PM

scottydoesntknow: 2) Why would he take his hat off? He obviously knew it was offensive (which is why he wore the hat during the interview), so why think that day 1 on the job is a good place to start showing it off?


He took off his hat and said "Imagine that, huh? Me workin' for you".
 
2013-05-17 04:49:39 PM

SBinRR: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

My only problem with that chart is the forearms marked as a job-free zone.  I know two people in public jobs making pretty good money that are sleeved out.  Of course, they wear long sleeves to work at all times, so there's that.


Yea, that's the only one I don't agree with either. I've seen quite a few guys with full arm sleeves who are making great money, but they wear long-sleeves all day. Once it starts creeping on the hands though, you run into trouble.

/No one trusts a guy who wears gloves to work every day
 
2013-05-17 04:50:09 PM

PainInTheASP: vudukungfu: Yeah-um, Mr.  Hameed? Look. We're an equal opportunity employer here but you gotta remember, Charles Manson is still alive, and you appear to have some sort of homage to helter skelter thing going on there and quite frankly, the ladies that come into the clinic for prenatal care, well, they might not sleep too well at night, once they subconsciously put one and one together. . .
Good luck, though.

They could hire the guy and then keep him around to help with inducing labor.


If he's in the U.S., you could use him to run off the Operation Rescue people.
 
2013-05-17 04:51:07 PM
Self expression has consequences? Whoda thunk it?
 
2013-05-17 04:52:36 PM

Jument: The tat between his eyes screams "I AM AN IDIOT! UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU HIRE ME!"

The rest of them just scream "I'M TOO STUPID TO SHOP SHAVING MY HEAD!"

That weird beard look isn't doing him any favors either. Or his personality, I would guess.


I could get past the stupid tat with a little scar makeup.  I can even get past the shaved head, but that friggin beard is soooooo......wrong/gross/disturbing?
 
2013-05-17 04:52:44 PM
Bonkthat_Again:I basically told him I don't have a specific symbol or picture that can define me, as i feel i'm constantly evolving.

Mine's a phoenix on my shoulder being reborn from a ring of flames on my arm.  haha

/socially acceptable rebellious tattoo location.  I checked that chart.

//I'm not shallow!1!  You don't, like, define me, man!1!

///I'm pretty shallow
 
2013-05-17 04:52:52 PM

kombat_unit: Look at dat neckbeard!


The neckbeard is typical Pakistani-extraction Muslim (as is the name).  Which he counteracts with a Buddhist tattoo and a Taoist tattoo.  For all we know, he has Jesus and L. Ron Hubbard on his calves.

/covering all the bases is the new Pascal's wager
 
2013-05-17 04:53:19 PM
Screw this guy...lets turn this thread around...

www.meganmassacre.com

25.media.tumblr.com
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2013-05-17 04:53:42 PM

EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.


are we really?

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disagrees

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bet he disagrees as well

2.bp.blogspot.com
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid
 
2013-05-17 04:55:24 PM
25.media.tumblr.com

I say, good day sir.

/have a friend that has this
 
2013-05-17 04:55:40 PM

uncleacid: He looks like a plucked chicken with a USDA stamp.


Bwa-ha-ha-ha!!!  Nailed it.
 
2013-05-17 04:56:52 PM

blatz514: [25.media.tumblr.com image 400x268]

I say, good day sir.

/have a friend that has this


That will never get old, ever.
 
2013-05-17 04:57:06 PM
He could be a bouncer or bartender at a dive bar.

What the hell is that thing on his forehead? A map to his home planet?
 
2013-05-17 04:58:00 PM

scottydoesntknow: Zarquon's Flat Tire: My mom once hired a guy for a mechanic position.  He wore a hat during the interview.  First day of work he showed up with 'fark You' tattooed on his forehead.

She had to fire him, AT&T policy.  She said he seemed like a nice guy though.

Two questions:

1) Why would she not ask him to remove his hat? I've never known a single interviewer who would take someone wearing a hat during an interview seriously.

2) Why would he take his hat off? He obviously knew it was offensive (which is why he wore the hat during the interview), so why think that day 1 on the job is a good place to start showing it off?


1)  No idea.  My early days when getting jobs as a 15 year she always stressed the importance of dressing nicely for an interview.  And even after I got the job she tried to impress on me that you dress for the job you want, not the job you have.  Maybe it was a fedora or bowler with dress slacks and button down shirt, I just don't know.

2)  Again I don't know.  Back around 2000 could you be fired after 15 minutes of working and then collect a year of unemployment?  This is part of why I remember this story, because Why did he think it would be ok once he working?
 
2013-05-17 04:58:00 PM
If he really wants a job as bad as he says he does, he'd lose the beard, let his hair grow out and somehow cover up that "Buddhist" tat on his forehead. That and put on some pounds.
 
2013-05-17 04:58:02 PM
Dad?
 
2013-05-17 04:59:06 PM
But he believes potential bosses should be more open-minded about his inkings.

Yes, everyone else should change their standards because this man made poor life decisions.

Don't any of you people have souls?  Have you no class or sympathy for the mentally retarded?

But yeah, that neck-beard has got to go.  Though given the rest of his skin condition and early aging, maybe it's best we don't see what's underneath.

Can he not get a job bartending in a dive?
 
2013-05-17 04:59:21 PM
I used to have a lot of piercings back in the day. Never got a tat. The piercings are all gone now...
 
2013-05-17 04:59:31 PM

inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x208]
disagrees

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid


Nice. I'm totally gonna apply for a professional athlete job!
 
2013-05-17 04:59:32 PM
i40.tinypic.com

I don't see the problem.
 
2013-05-17 05:00:26 PM
Sorry, but I'm calling BS on this, speaking from experience. My first job after school was a graphic designer for a telephone directory publisher. The position was open because the guy I was replacing was transferring to a bigger (read: more important) office. He had a tribal dragon on the side of his bald head. Everyone loved him, and the majority of the managers/sales staff in that company were somewhat-to-very conservative.

Personality and hard work can overcome quite a bit. I'm betting this guy is lacking in both areas.
 
2013-05-17 05:00:30 PM
It can be heard to find employment in this down economy.
 
2013-05-17 05:02:10 PM

groppet: He could be a bouncer or bartender at a dive bar.


While he's got that 'I will bite off your face' look down, he looks to be about 120lbs soaking wet.
 
2013-05-17 05:02:35 PM
I wonder if he could pass a piss test as well.
 
2013-05-17 05:02:47 PM
HOLY FARK!!! That dude is 40 years old?!? Oh my God what a rough life that guy has had, huh?

He can still be a roofer. That's the hardest and crappiest work out there. Any roofing crew would hire him if he's even halfway decent at pounding nails.

For what it's worth (and I'm not trying to be mean), I think this guy probably has some brain damage.
 
2013-05-17 05:03:24 PM

inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x208]
disagrees

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid


Then why haven't you told the guy in the article to be a huge international soccer star, basketball star, or wrestling/movie star?!

/Stupid examples are more stupid
 
2013-05-17 05:04:09 PM
When I see that tattoo on his forehead I think of Heaven's Gate.
 
2013-05-17 05:04:49 PM

Jument: The tat between his eyes screams "I AM AN IDIOT! UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU HIRE ME!"

The rest of them just scream "I'M TOO STUPID TO SHOP SHAVING MY HEAD!"

That weird beard look isn't doing him any favors either. Or his personality, I would guess.


The weird beard is the creepiest part of the guy.
 
2013-05-17 05:05:18 PM

inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x208]
disagrees

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid


Okay, so throw an asterisk on there if you're a world class athlete/entertainer.  If you aren't one, the rules still apply.
 
2013-05-17 05:05:29 PM
blogs.browardpalmbeach.com
 
2013-05-17 05:05:56 PM
Wow, just shy of 40 myself, and I can't think of what kind of living I could do in 2 years to age that much.

// Yes, I have tattoos
// Yes they are unique
// Knew the implications of the chart at 16
 
2013-05-17 05:06:01 PM

inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x208]
disagrees

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid


Yes, because everyone can become a celebrate/athlete, so we should all do the stupid shiat they do. In no way could a few people be exceptions to social norms, and Dennis Rodman could get a job at any bank, legal practice, or investment firm.
/Stupid example is stupid,
 
2013-05-17 05:06:08 PM

FrancoFile: The neckbeard is typical Pakistani-extraction Muslim (as is the name). Which he counteracts with a Buddhist tattoo and a Taoist tattoo. For all we know, he has Jesus and L. Ron Hubbard on his calves.


In his defense, you never know when Imhotep might show up.
 
2013-05-17 05:07:44 PM

busy chillin': inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x208]
disagrees

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid

Nice. I'm totally gonna apply for a professional athlete job!


o my bad
i didn't see the asterisk on the funny chart that says "athletes excluded"

if you are as bad at sports as you are at the internetz, then i see why you are so bitter.

i'm sure you are good at something though.  keep trying!
 
2013-05-17 05:07:57 PM
Can't get a jorb? I call bullshiatt.  The cartels are always looking for good mules. But then again what customs agent wouldn't go full body cavity on that.
 
2013-05-17 05:08:03 PM

ferretman: Screw this guy...lets turn this thread around...


Tattoos can be beautiful. Nose piercings are often, but not always, unattractive. Lip piercings are unacceptable under any circumstances.
 
2013-05-17 05:08:22 PM
Portlandia.
Hi, my name is Yusuf and I'll be your waitron this evening.
 
2013-05-17 05:11:08 PM

Uncle Pooky: Sorry, but I'm calling BS on this, speaking from experience. My first job after school was a graphic designer for a telephone directory publisher. The position was open because the guy I was replacing was transferring to a bigger (read: more important) office. He had a tribal dragon on the side of his bald head. Everyone loved him, and the majority of the managers/sales staff in that company were somewhat-to-very conservative.

Personality and hard work can overcome quite a bit. I'm betting this guy is lacking in both areas.


Maybe because his looks like prison ink, I work with artists and many of them have head and neck tats, but none of them look like prison ink.
 
2013-05-17 05:11:42 PM

Astorix: When I see that tattoo on his forehead I think of Heaven's Gate.


The movie or the dickless people with the Nikes?
 
2013-05-17 05:11:48 PM

tjsands1118: inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

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Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

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disagrees

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bet he disagrees as well

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ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid

Yes, because everyone can become a celebrate/athlete, so we should all do the stupid shiat they do. In no way could a few people be exceptions to social norms, and Dennis Rodman could get a job at any bank, legal practice, or investment firm.
/Stupid example is stupid,


awesome

this is why i love fark

if you don't supply references or links to your arguments: you are a troll

if you do supply references or links to your arguments: well ya, except for that. but it doesn't count cause i didn't really consider it before i posted my stupid opinion.

precious bunch aren't you?

/freaking lulz
 
2013-05-17 05:11:49 PM
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2013-05-17 05:12:00 PM

inner ted: busy chillin': inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

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disagrees

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

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ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid

Nice. I'm totally gonna apply for a professional athlete job!

o my bad
i didn't see the asterisk on the funny chart that says "athletes excluded"

if you are as bad at sports as you are at the internetz, then i see why you are so bitter.

i'm sure you are good at something though.  keep trying!


deflect! deflect! You didn't f*ck up by posting stupid examples that don't carry over to people in the real world.
 
2013-05-17 05:12:46 PM

Bonkthat_Again: I have gotten crap for not having a tattoo. I was at a friend's bachelor party and his brother asked, "What do you have against tattoos?" My jaw dropped. Wha? "Uh, nothing." To which he responds, "Then why don't you have any?

I basically told him I don't have a specific symbol or picture that can define me, as i feel i'm constantly evolving. I neglected to mention that I'd probably have a boil or cyst ruin it for me at some point (skin problems).

But what I realized then, was that tatooing has jumped the shark. I used to believe everyone who had a tattoo had some deep belief about themselves and wanted to express it in ink.

Now, i tend to see more tattoos on shallow people, where that symbol of expression has become a symbol of conformity.

If you're going to tattoo something about yourself, especially something on your forehead, make sure it doesn't disqualify you from every job except a night Janitor at a Buddhist temple.


So much this.
I have been in that same place. Because I do not have any tattoos, "some" dumb shiates automatically assume that I have something against them.
I answer honestly..."I like to have the option to change my mind on things". I have an earring, but I cannot always take that out.
Same goes for my wife. She does not want to be stuck with some mark on her, that down the road she may not want.
The comment I truly hate is "well you are kind of an unique independent free thinker, I naturally thought you would have tattoos"
What....so having a tattoo makes me a unique individual? WTF?
This whole tattoo thing reminds me of the Dr. Seuss story "The Sneetches"
 
2013-05-17 05:13:02 PM
inner ted:
/stupid stereotypes are stupid

Few people think of athletes when they hear "job".
Maybe you can show some strippers, too
 
2013-05-17 05:14:00 PM

busy chillin': inner ted: busy chillin': inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

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disagrees

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid

Nice. I'm totally gonna apply for a professional athlete job!

o my bad
i didn't see the asterisk on the funny chart that says "athletes excluded"

if you are as bad at sports as you are at the internetz, then i see why you are so bitter.

i'm sure you are good at something though.  keep trying!

deflect! deflect! You didn't f*ck up by posting stupid examples that don't carry over to people in the real world.


lulz

see my previous post to the other sad fellow who's balloon i popped

it's ok tiger, you can't be right all the time

but now you are just looking foolish  & wrong

/but it's fun for me so thanks
 
2013-05-17 05:14:34 PM
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2013-05-17 05:15:03 PM

Bonkthat_Again: I have gotten crap for not having a tattoo. I was at a friend's bachelor party and his brother asked, "What do you have against tattoos?" My jaw dropped. Wha? "Uh, nothing." To which he responds, "Then why don't you have any?

I basically told him I don't have a specific symbol or picture that can define me, as i feel i'm constantly evolving. I neglected to mention that I'd probably have a boil or cyst ruin it for me at some point (skin problems).

But what I realized then, was that tatooing has jumped the shark. I used to believe everyone who had a tattoo had some deep belief about themselves and wanted to express it in ink.

Now, i tend to see more tattoos on shallow people, where that symbol of expression has become a symbol of conformity.

If you're going to tattoo something about yourself, especially something on your forehead, make sure it doesn't disqualify you from every job except a night Janitor at a Buddhist temple.


I just reply saying that I don't have any modification that I wasn't born with and am going to keep it that way.  Usually it is a bit more lewd like "I plan to die with as many holes as I started with"

I don't have a problem with people modifying their bodies.  But that doesn't change my opinion that I think it looks completely retarded.
 
2013-05-17 05:15:28 PM

inner ted:

lulz

see my previous post to the other sad fellow who's balloon i popped

it's ok tiger, you can't be right all the time

but now you are just looking foolish  & wrong

/but it's fun for me so thanks


tattoo your face and get back to me.
 
2013-05-17 05:15:35 PM
What does he need a job for?  He looks like a cult leader, he just has to act the part.
 
2013-05-17 05:17:33 PM

chitlenz:


Any potential "employer" who sees THAT tattoo would probably consider it a plus.
 
2013-05-17 05:17:40 PM

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Is that the chick from the Wendy's commercials?
 
2013-05-17 05:18:25 PM

titwrench: Astorix: When I see that tattoo on his forehead I think of Heaven's Gate.

The movie or the dickless people with the Nikes?


www.lolbrary.com
 
2013-05-17 05:20:03 PM
Only morons and crazy people tattoo their face.  FARK man, that's a rough looking 40! Seems like tattoos aren't the only thing he sucks at.
 
2013-05-17 05:21:20 PM

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Lovely girl, but some of her tattoos are hideous. WTF is that in the middle of her chest??
 
2013-05-17 05:21:26 PM

God-is-a-Taco: inner ted:
/stupid stereotypes are stupid

Few people think of athletes when they hear "job".
Maybe you can show some strippers, too


well that's pretty farking stupid then isn't it?

let's review:  do these folks chasing a ball or swinging from a brass pole  get paid a wage?  do they pay taxes on those wages ?

just cause everyone can't do YOUR idea of  a  dream job doesn't mean that they aren't working any less.

but it must be nice for you to be able to say which jobs are the "real" ones and which aren't.
 
2013-05-17 05:22:35 PM
I was sitting in a well known oil change chain waiting for my car and a woman walked in and asked for an employment application. The manager first ask her a few questions about her abilities and background. He asked her if she had any tattoos that would be visible in their uniform. She said yes, and the manager told her that while she could fill out the application, they would likely pick someone without visible body art. And the job paid a whopping $7.50 per hour.

Think before you ink, people.
 
2013-05-17 05:22:48 PM
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For reference... (really what the fark IS that, a skull? You'd think she'd have that fixed by someone who was good at fixing shiatty tattoos)
 
2013-05-17 05:23:38 PM
Tough shiat, stupid. We all make mistakes from time to time that we have to live with.

When you were looking around at other people working, how many of them  had facial tattoos?

So, in conclusion, I hope you die of starvation before you go full psycho and kill other people.
 
2013-05-17 05:24:38 PM
That final portrait of him is actually nice. I'd have lighted him differently but a nice framing, aperture and lens choice.

I agree, shave the neck beard and grow out his hair. Some cosmetics may help cover his forehead thing until he can afford to have it zapped. That being said, no job? Not even as a cycle courier, builder or short order cook? There has to be something.
 
2013-05-17 05:24:55 PM

ferretman: Screw this guy...lets turn this thread around...

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I'm outta here in 5 minutes, I'll drop one in.

salty.theiaoh.com
 
2013-05-17 05:26:12 PM

TheYeti: Diogenes: Holy crap.  I suddenly feel much better about being 43.  Tattoos or not, that guy looks like hell.

Seriously.

I am 41, but I bet if I shaved that guy could pass as my father.

 us.123rf.com


Indeed.
 
2013-05-17 05:27:24 PM

God-is-a-Taco: Bonkthat_Again:
But what I realized then, was that tatooing has jumped the shark. I used to believe everyone who had a tattoo had some deep belief about themselves and wanted to express it in ink.

Now, i tend to see more tattoos on shallow people, where that symbol of expression has become a symbol of conformity.

It's like highschool. You're more rebellious for not being "rebellious".
I'm not sure when your epiphany was, but I think tattoos have been this way for quite a while.


If you're getting tattoos to be rebellious, you're doing it wrong.
If you're doing anything to be rebellious and you're over the age of say, 15, you're doing it wrong.
If you're doing anything to be rebellious and you're 18, and thus, a legal adult, you have failed at life.

I can cover all of my tattoos if I want to. I can take my nose ring out. I can change my hair color.  I choose not to because there's one simple reason for all of it: I like the way it looks. But if I had to, I could hide it all.  I feel bad for this guy because he made some stupid decisions with his tattoos, but odds are, he likes the way he looks (even if he has some regrets since he can't get a job.)  At the same time, as others point out, is there any reason why he keeps shaving his head?  And that beard -  he really should, let it go.  Even if he loves it, it will grow back at a later date.  Having it certainly isn't helping his situation.  Also, it's not terribly manly, but put some concealer makeup on the face tattoo.  I'm sure he could, if not completely cover it, minimize it.

All said, being on the Internet like that probably did him no favors whatsoever.

I do feel for him, as he could be qualified and intelligent and a hard worker. As many of us who have tattoos/"unique" appearances know, though, we usually have to prove ourselves before we can just be ourselves because people tend to not ultimately care, once you have shown them you're good at what you do. He can't get past that first part, though.
 
2013-05-17 05:28:27 PM

Tom_Slick: Uncle Pooky: Sorry, but I'm calling BS on this, speaking from experience. My first job after school was a graphic designer for a telephone directory publisher. The position was open because the guy I was replacing was transferring to a bigger (read: more important) office. He had a tribal dragon on the side of his bald head. Everyone loved him, and the majority of the managers/sales staff in that company were somewhat-to-very conservative.

Personality and hard work can overcome quite a bit. I'm betting this guy is lacking in both areas.

Maybe because his looks like prison ink, I work with artists and many of them have head and neck tats, but none of them look like prison ink.


The guy I knew - his tattoo was pretty much along the same lines as this guy, style-wise. Straight black ink, faded from age and pretty amateurish to begin with. But regardless - head tattoos are not a be all-end all you'll never get a job ultimatum.

Except the guy with "Fark You" on the forehead. That one probably is.
 
2013-05-17 05:28:35 PM

Bonkthat_Again: "What do you have against tattoos?"


I would have told him:

A. Every tattoo ever looks like total shiat, so why would I want to pollute my body with something that looks shiatty?
B. Tattoos are a form of self-reporting of idiocy.

But they look good on you, chief, fer realz.
 
2013-05-17 05:29:22 PM

inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x208]
disagrees




[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid




I also fail to see your point. But because I disagree with you and think most of your responses so far have been stupid, I'm going to make some inference about your sexual orientation based on the big, strong men you're posting.

Ha ha. You're gay now.
 
2013-05-17 05:29:59 PM
My Grandfather, who was quite devout, had a tattoo of the Sacred Heart on his arm. The only problem was that by the time I knew him, the tat was not in it's original dimensions, and frankly looked like a spikey tomato. kinda turned me off tats. (And it was a really funky shade of green..)

But I would take a nice tat over some of the ear gauging I have seen. Honestly, unless you have some link to tribal africa, it looks gross. I think the plastic surgeons are going to have a field day in about 15 years, when those body parts start saggin...
 
2013-05-17 05:30:05 PM
Sheesh, if he is that bent out of shape over no one wanting to hire him he should just start his own business.  Or start doing freelance work where people don't need to look at his poor life choices everyday.  There are plenty of choices out there aside from belly-aching about not being able to find a job.

He made his bed, now he can sleep in it.
 
2013-05-17 05:30:33 PM

EbolaNYC: For reference... (really what the fark IS that, a skull? You'd think she'd have that fixed by someone who was good at fixing shiatty tattoos)


Rough area to begin with, but looking at it compared to her arms, I'm thinking it's not done yet. I don't imagine many people could get that area of their body tattooed for a prolonged period of time, so it's probably a work in progress.
 
2013-05-17 05:31:14 PM
I like some tattoos, my wife has a nice one on her ankle. But every time I have thought about getting one I stare at the design for an hour or so. By then it starts looking stupid and I think, "do I want that on my body forever?" and I pass.

Someday I may find something meaningful to me that I want to ink on my body, but so far nothing.
 
2013-05-17 05:31:51 PM
Remember kids, never put the tattoos where the judge can see them.
 
2013-05-17 05:31:56 PM
I saw a billboard for these folks on the way home:

http://www.drtattoff.com/

Perhaps they could help.
 
2013-05-17 05:32:03 PM
I don't like tattoos.  Or facial piercings.  But there is a huge range.  Someone can have, for example, a small forearm tattoo, and I might think to myself, I just don't get why you want to say the same thing, every day, for your entire life.  But when someone does the freakshow thing, especially on the face, to me that's a form of speech, and it's screaming, not talking.  It's putting your "personality" right into my personal space.

So for example if I go to a restaurant and the waitperson is covered in huge tattoos, I don't go back.
 
2013-05-17 05:32:12 PM
paging Dr. Manhattan, paging Dr. Manhattan.
 
2013-05-17 05:32:53 PM

blatz514: ferretman: Screw this guy...lets turn this thread around...

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I'm outta here in 5 minutes, I'll drop one in.

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Hot chick with tattoos is not the same thing as a chick who looks hotter because of tattoos.
Nobody has ever gotten better looking from a tattoo.
 
2013-05-17 05:34:32 PM

Begoggle: blatz514: ferretman: Screw this guy...lets turn this thread around...

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I'm outta here in 5 minutes, I'll drop one in.

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Hot chick with tattoos is not the same thing as a chick who looks hotter because of tattoos.
Nobody has ever gotten better looking from a tattoo.


This, My reaction is, "hot chick, too bad about the tats".
 
2013-05-17 05:35:11 PM

Tom_Slick: Uncle Pooky: Sorry, but I'm calling BS on this, speaking from experience. My first job after school was a graphic designer for a telephone directory publisher. The position was open because the guy I was replacing was transferring to a bigger (read: more important) office. He had a tribal dragon on the side of his bald head. Everyone loved him, and the majority of the managers/sales staff in that company were somewhat-to-very conservative.

Personality and hard work can overcome quite a bit. I'm betting this guy is lacking in both areas.

Maybe because his looks like prison ink, I work with artists and many of them have head and neck tats, but none of them look like prison ink.


He also probably, as I wrote above, had to prove himself before he showed it off in the office, MAYBE not, but in my experience, I test the waters with what I wear. I don't walk into an interview in a tank top (which I wear without issue at work because nobody cares.) This guy has the unfortunate issue of not being able to prove himself to the point that nobody cares,

I'd like to think at some point it really won't matter. Like a man with an earring or two. Nobody even looks twice now, but I remember it was a huge deal when I was in high school.
 
2013-05-17 05:35:43 PM

serpent_sky: I do feel for him, as he could be qualified and intelligent and a hard worker. As many of us who have tattoos/"unique" appearances know, though, we usually have to prove ourselves before we can just be ourselves because people tend to not ultimately care, once you have shown them you're good at what you do. He can't get past that first part, though.


Could be intelligent and a hard worker, but obviously makes/made bad decisions which is why it will be difficult to get a job. Automatically, the interviewer knows the interviewee has made or makes bad decisions. Why would you want someone like that in your company? Even if that is in the past, you can't help but wonder if that person will not make another bad decision. Also, if the interviewee is interviewing for a position interfacing with people, immediately and rightfully so, that person will be judged and the company employing them will be judged. How can you trust someone that has obviously made such a bad decision? These guys don't deserve a chance, they made the decision to get inked. We are not talking about a physical deformity or disability. I personally don't mind tatoos, however I would never date a girl with a lower back tatoo and wouldn't ask the guy with a Charles Manson tat to house sit for me.
 
2013-05-17 05:36:44 PM

inner ted: stupid stereotypes are stupid


You should learn what a stereotype is.  Hint, it's not a universal truth, though it can be a widely accepted truth with some exceptions.

In this case, the stereotype is accurate, with the extremely rare exceptions of elite athletes and entertainers.  Now back to your scheduled trolling.
 
2013-05-17 05:37:21 PM

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I don't see the problem.


First thing I thought of when I saw that loser.
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2013-05-17 05:37:50 PM

Kibbler: I don't like tattoos.  Or facial piercings.  But there is a huge range.  Someone can have, for example, a small forearm tattoo, and I might think to myself, I just don't get why you want to say the same thing, every day, for your entire life.  But when someone does the freakshow thing, especially on the face, to me that's a form of speech, and it's screaming, not talking.  It's putting your "personality" right into my personal space.

So for example if I go to a restaurant and the waitperson is covered in huge tattoos, I don't go back.


See this is exactly why one should get tattoo that's can't be covered up at work, because people like this are shallow and they judge simple by looks. I'm not saying it's right, I'm saying they exist, and why most of them don't have the chutzpa to announce it so publicly, they are very common place in our societies and will make tattooed people's lives harder.
 
2013-05-17 05:38:39 PM

Kibbler: I don't like tattoos.  Or facial piercings.  But there is a huge range.  Someone can have, for example, a small forearm tattoo, and I might think to myself, I just don't get why you want to say the same thing, every day, for your entire life.


I don't really think of it as "saying" anything (even though I have words on two of mine, plus, I have a very small, "Mom" in my mom's handwriting from a letter she sent me.  It's just... I don't know. My skin, at this point.  Example: the other day, I was wearing a light colored shirt and I said to my boyfriend "Ugh, I think something red got mixed in the laundry" and then I realized, I was just seeing my arm though the shirt, hence, why there was pink on the shirt.  It's just part of me, no different than having green eyes every day of my life.
 
2013-05-17 05:43:35 PM

ferretman: Screw this guy...lets turn this thread around...

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This isn't a thread about attention whoring women with daddy issues.

/stick to the script
 
2013-05-17 05:46:47 PM

sanriosucks: inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

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disagrees

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bet he disagrees as well

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ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid

I also fail to see your point. But because I disagree with you and think most of your responses so far have been stupid, I'm going to make some inference about your sexual orientation based on the big, strong men you're posting.

Ha ha. You're gay now.


i don't doubt that you are somehow unable to grasp simple topics & glad that you don't let that stop you from saying ignorant shiat

but glad you like the man pics

Yanks_RSJ: inner ted: stupid stereotypes are stupid

You should learn what a stereotype is.  Hint, it's not a universal truth, though it can be a widely accepted truth with some exceptions.

In this case, the stereotype is accurate, with the extremely rare exceptions of elite athletes and entertainers.  Now back to your scheduled trolling.


your precious poster is a stereotype.

i simply offered examples that were counter to the point being made & several folks seem to have had their worlds imploded.

as to whether or not statistically it is a rare exception for a tattooed person to be upstanding - don't know, i haven't researched it that far.

but i'd dare say that i've researched it a hell of a lot more than any of you that are acting so ass hurty now.

sheesh you guys are awful sensitive about your poster

/or maybe you just don't like being shown how wrong you are

*shrugs*
 
2013-05-17 05:47:56 PM
This guy looks like an anorexic lawn gnome. I think his failure to find a job has more to do with his dead eyed vacant stare than the tats, personally.
 
2013-05-17 05:51:38 PM

the money is in the banana stand: Could be intelligent and a hard worker, but obviously makes/made bad decisions which is why it will be difficult to get a job. Automatically, the interviewer knows the interviewee has made or makes bad decisions. Why would you want someone like that in your company? Even if that is in the past, you can't help but wonder if that person will not make another bad decision. Also, if the interviewee is interviewing for a position interfacing with people, immediately and rightfully so, that person will be judged and the company employing them will be judged. How can you trust someone that has obviously made such a bad decision? These guys don't deserve a chance, they made the decision to get inked. We are not talking about a physical deformity or disability. I personally don't mind tatoos, however I would never date a girl with a lower back tatoo and wouldn't ask the guy with a Charles Manson tat to house sit for me.


First, find me someone who has never made a bad decision.
Second, lots of people have made catastrophically bad decisions and they get hired all the time, because you can't see them.  I used to know someone who is a horrible alcoholic who frequently urinates on himself wherever he finally passes out for the night.  He looks employable by all normal people standards, he has no tattoos, he somehow keeps a job, but makes ridiculously bad decisions on a daily/nightly basis.  He also drives drunk all the time, but just hasn't been caught (yet.)  Just a small example.

The lower back tattoo thing is stupid.  I have a small tattoo there, and it's the one most people don't know I have, since not many people have seen it/have the opportunity to see it since it's almost always covered by my clothes. It was just the right place for that piece of art.
 
2013-05-17 05:51:50 PM

stonelotus: paging Dr. Manhattan, paging Dr. Manhattan.


I guess you didn't hear--he's dead. The muppets took him, and we couldn't afford the ransom.
 
2013-05-17 05:52:16 PM
I think what's lost in this entire discussion is a guy with a name like Yusuf Hameed with a Taliban beard that has a giant  Buddhist symbol on his face,  two Thai boxing tats and a yin yang symbol on the back of his head.


... and people say folks are unoriginal nowadays!
 
2013-05-17 05:53:00 PM
So is there an actual rational argument against hiring someone with visible tattoos?  I'm seriously asking here.  It just seems like we as a society have decided, despite how ubiquitous tattoos are, that having tattoos is bad and makes you a bad (or at least ethically suspect) person, and few people seem to be questioning that very dubious assertion.  Why do we perpetuate this?
 
2013-05-17 05:53:13 PM

serpent_sky: Kibbler: I don't like tattoos.  Or facial piercings.  But there is a huge range.  Someone can have, for example, a small forearm tattoo, and I might think to myself, I just don't get why you want to say the same thing, every day, for your entire life.

I don't really think of it as "saying" anything (even though I have words on two of mine, plus, I have a very small, "Mom" in my mom's handwriting from a letter she sent me.  It's just... I don't know. My skin, at this point.  Example: the other day, I was wearing a light colored shirt and I said to my boyfriend "Ugh, I think something red got mixed in the laundry" and then I realized, I was just seeing my arm though the shirt, hence, why there was pink on the shirt.  It's just part of me, no different than having green eyes every day of my life.


I understand, and I don't mean to come off as saying, "ZOMG I *hate* people with tattoos!"  I don't.  But they don't appeal to me.  Well, there are things about me that don't appeal to others.  I remember dating a woman some years ago who, at the end of the relationship, felt the need to deliver a long list of what she considered to be my deficiencies (these were all personality things, nothing to do with appearance).  As she ticked them off, I thought to myself, "Gee...those are all the things I like about myself."

So it's all a matter of what individuals do, and don't like.  The fact that I do like one thing and don't like another doesn't mean I'm saying that it's right to like what I like, and wrong to like what I dislike.  But we're all free to hold our own likes and dislikes.  There are times (most of the time, in fact) when aspects of my personality are kept hidden.

By the way, if I can ever understand a tattoo, it's in the rare cases when it's a close personal connection, and I can't think of a better example than your own mom's handwriting.  Skulls, dragons, barbed wire not so much.
 
2013-05-17 05:54:56 PM

blatz514: [25.media.tumblr.com image 400x268]

I say, good day sir.

/have a friend that has this


Does he work  in Orlando?

/That guy has several fingers set up so he can do multiple 'stash types
 
2013-05-17 05:55:12 PM
blatz514:
I'm outta here in 5 minutes, I'll drop one in.

[salty.theiaoh.com image 592x888]


If she ever gets pregnant, those two on her belly are going to end up looking like farking hell.
 
2013-05-17 05:55:17 PM
That tattoo between his eyes means "Poor Impulse Control" in Sanskrit.
 
2013-05-17 05:59:27 PM

austerity101: So is there an actual rational argument against hiring someone with visible tattoos?  I'm seriously asking here.  It just seems like we as a society have decided, despite how ubiquitous tattoos are, that having tattoos is bad and makes you a bad (or at least ethically suspect) person, and few people seem to be questioning that very dubious assertion.  Why do we perpetuate this?


Don't know if this is rational, tattoos not covered by normal business attire, if it looks like prison ink, no job,  if it looks nice maybe.

/When I had to hire people that was my policy, except if you worked in reception then no tats or piercings not covered by normal business attire.
 
2013-05-17 06:00:07 PM

groppet: He could be a bouncer or bartender at a dive bar.

What the hell is that thing on his forehead? A map to his home planet?


I was thinking he could put a red dot on it and claim to be a high caste Hindu. (or similar reigion)

/difficulty:  learning Hindi
//a turban would fit right in.
///then it'd seem like he was really Sikhing employment
 
2013-05-17 06:01:00 PM

EbolaNYC: ferretman: Screw this guy...lets turn this thread around...

[www.meganmassacre.com image 500x659]

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x500]
[24.media.tumblr.com image 850x572]

Lovely girl, but some of her tattoos are hideous. WTF is that in the middle of her chest??


Tits?
 
2013-05-17 06:01:22 PM

serpent_sky: He also probably, as I wrote above, had to prove himself before he showed it off in the office, MAYBE not, but in my experience, I test the waters with what I wear. I don't walk into an interview in a tank top (which I wear without issue at work because nobody cares.) This guy has the unfortunate issue of not being able to prove himself to the point that nobody cares,

I'd like to think at some point it really won't matter. Like a man with an earring or two. Nobody even looks twice now, but I remember it was a huge deal when I was in high school.


Hard to hide a skeletal dragon on the side of your head. Having worked with the dude, I can say pretty confidently that he made no attempt to hide it from the company when he interviewed for a job there, and won the managers over during the interview because he was very friendly, professional and eager.

A lot of people in society today forget that how you act as a person is a determining factor in how things go for you. It's not just what you know and can do.
 
2013-05-17 06:01:53 PM

inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x208]
disagrees

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid


Yeah this guys seems qualified for ALL of those positions, how silly of us!
 
2013-05-17 06:02:12 PM

inner ted: your precious poster is a stereotype.

i simply offered examples that were counter to the point being made & several folks seem to have had their worlds imploded.

as to whether or not statistically it is a rare exception for a tattooed person to be upstanding - don't know, i haven't researched it that far.

but i'd dare say that i've researched it a hell of a lot more than any of you that are acting so ass hurty now.

sheesh you guys are awful sensitive about your poster

/or maybe you just don't like being shown how wrong you are

*shrugs*



The poster is meant to be a little humorous as well....they could have said "difficult to appear professional, and hence difficult to acquire a job where workplace professionalism is a must", but that's not as funny ya see?  I'm sorry if you have tattoos in an area that was being mocked by the poster and were offended...but holding up celebrities and athletes as proof of acceptable appearance/behavior is potato:

www.totalprosports.com
 
2013-05-17 06:02:14 PM

austerity101: So is there an actual rational argument against hiring someone with visible tattoos?  I'm seriously asking here.  It just seems like we as a society have decided, despite how ubiquitous tattoos are, that having tattoos is bad and makes you a bad (or at least ethically suspect) person, and few people seem to be questioning that very dubious assertion.  Why do we perpetuate this?


Having tattoos doesn't make you a bad person, but when you choose to tattoo your face, you do so knowing the way society feels about that.

Like it or not, you are a representative of your employer, and if society at large doesn't "approve" of your choice, that's reason enough not to hire you.  It's business, not a character assessment.
 
2013-05-17 06:04:22 PM

Yanks_RSJ: austerity101: So is there an actual rational argument against hiring someone with visible tattoos?  I'm seriously asking here.  It just seems like we as a society have decided, despite how ubiquitous tattoos are, that having tattoos is bad and makes you a bad (or at least ethically suspect) person, and few people seem to be questioning that very dubious assertion.  Why do we perpetuate this?

Having tattoos doesn't make you a bad person, but when you choose to tattoo your face, you do so knowing the way society feels about that.

Like it or not, you are a representative of your employer, and if society at large doesn't "approve" of your choice, that's reason enough not to hire you.  It's business, not a character assessment.


Society doesn't approve of many other things, and we pass laws from letting them discriminate against those things.  So the only reason we allow this is because it's legal?  That doesn't seem rational--it seems sad.
 
2013-05-17 06:05:03 PM
In the future, people regularly permanently attach and implant pieces of technology to various parts of their bodies as 'art'. Why, in 2340, the President has a glowing rod coming out of his head, and audio systems  implanted inside of young girls stomachs are quite commonplace.
 
2013-05-17 06:08:38 PM

austerity101: So is there an actual rational argument against hiring someone with visible tattoos?  I'm seriously asking here.  It just seems like we as a society have decided, despite how ubiquitous tattoos are, that having tattoos is bad and makes you a bad (or at least ethically suspect) person, and few people seem to be questioning that very dubious assertion.  Why do we perpetuate this?


I don't think we as a society have decided that having tattoos makes you ethically suspect, any more than a clothing store for young, hip urban professionals declines to hire a 62-year-old man wearing polyester slacks, a plaid jacket and a bow tie for a sales job because the store considers him ethically suspect.
 
2013-05-17 06:08:42 PM
Getting a tattoo at age 18: I want people to look at my COOL TATS!
Ten years later: I wish these hiring people would look at my resume instead of staring at my tattoos.

/Supplement: Fifteen years (and a few pound) later: "I'm pregnant and now those three dolphins circling my belly button look like misshapen orcas." Or "Great. My old tribal tattoo now looks like I belly-flopped onto a hot stove."
 
2013-05-17 06:09:52 PM

austerity101: Yanks_RSJ: austerity101: So is there an actual rational argument against hiring someone with visible tattoos?  I'm seriously asking here.  It just seems like we as a society have decided, despite how ubiquitous tattoos are, that having tattoos is bad and makes you a bad (or at least ethically suspect) person, and few people seem to be questioning that very dubious assertion.  Why do we perpetuate this?

Having tattoos doesn't make you a bad person, but when you choose to tattoo your face, you do so knowing the way society feels about that.

Like it or not, you are a representative of your employer, and if society at large doesn't "approve" of your choice, that's reason enough not to hire you.  It's business, not a character assessment.

Society doesn't approve of many other things, and we pass laws from letting them discriminate against those things.  So the only reason we allow this is because it's legal?  That doesn't seem rational--it seems sad.


An employer can discriminate on how you dress. Tattoos are a permanent form of "clothing".
 
2013-05-17 06:10:08 PM

you have pee hands: That's a rough 40.


Hellz Yeah!!!  No way he's 40.
 
2013-05-17 06:10:15 PM
My wife mentioned getting a tattoo the other day. I told her I'd do her one better and burn a $100 bill right then and there.

/wouldn't really do it
//because I'm not stupid
 
2013-05-17 06:10:54 PM

scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]


I work for a Berkshire-Hathaway company.  Many office employees have full sleeves.
 
2013-05-17 06:12:18 PM

austerity101: So is there an actual rational argument against hiring someone with visible tattoos?  I'm seriously asking here.  It just seems like we as a society have decided, despite how ubiquitous tattoos are, that having tattoos is bad and makes you a bad (or at least ethically suspect) person, and few people seem to be questioning that very dubious assertion.  Why do we perpetuate this?


I don't know.  I, obviously, have no problem with tattoos. Yet I look at this guy and think "well, that was stupid."  In this case, it might be the prison ink look of it all, combined with the beard, combined with the crazy eyes... it's all a sort of big picture thing in this case.

I would hire someone with, or without, visible tattoos if they were the person for the job.  But people are weird. They interviewed an intern yesterday at work and came in saying how much this girl reminded them of me.  It came down to her having a nose ring and "being creative" - whatever that means.  

But I do believe in time, visible tattoos will not matter because they really ARE so common. I'm not sure what people are holding on to in terms of "acceptable" looks and fashion. Times and people have changed and are changing.  I've always hated the idea of business attire, honestly. It's like an ugly, uncomfortable uniform for adults.  Women's business attire is even worse. Never have I been more uncomfortable than trying to fake it in a woman suit.  Even my mom (who was, at the time, trying to "normal me up" was laughing at how weird and wrong it looked.)
 
2013-05-17 06:13:27 PM
Quit laughing at my Night Ranger Tattoo! :(
 
2013-05-17 06:14:20 PM

Begoggle: Hot chick with tattoos is not the same thing as a chick who looks hotter because of tattoos.
Nobody has ever gotten better looking from a tattoo.


No, but they can tand out more in your memory.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-17 06:14:24 PM

DirkValentine: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

I work for a Berkshire-Hathaway company.  Many office employees have full sleeves.


Nowadays, full-sleeve tats seem to be more common and less likely to keep someone from getting hired.

Face and hand tattoos however, usually mean your resume is going straight into the trash can.
 
2013-05-17 06:15:27 PM
i have a tattoo of a 12" penis on my penis.
 
2013-05-17 06:17:35 PM

garumph: An employer can discriminate on how you dress. Tattoos are a permanent form of "clothing".


To what extent should they be able to?  Are there any limits we should set?
 
2013-05-17 06:18:06 PM

guestguy: inner ted: your precious poster is a stereotype.

i simply offered examples that were counter to the point being made & several folks seem to have had their worlds imploded.

as to whether or not statistically it is a rare exception for a tattooed person to be upstanding - don't know, i haven't researched it that far.

but i'd dare say that i've researched it a hell of a lot more than any of you that are acting so ass hurty now.

sheesh you guys are awful sensitive about your poster

/or maybe you just don't like being shown how wrong you are

*shrugs*

The poster is meant to be a little humorous as well....they could have said "difficult to appear professional, and hence difficult to acquire a job where workplace professionalism is a must", but that's not as funny ya see?  I'm sorry if you have tattoos in an area that was being mocked by the poster and were offended...but holding up celebrities and athletes as proof of acceptable appearance/behavior is potato:

[www.totalprosports.com image 610x406]


yes, it could have said many things

however what it DOES say & what everyone here jerking each other off about is what i'm referencing.

i get that the poster is half a joke, but most here are taking it as gospel and i wished to give examples of how that isn't entirely accurate.

then lots of people lost their shiat

as for not  holding athletes up for scrutiny for  acceptable behavior --- don't agree at all with that.  we most certainly do hold them to a standard - even so far as to call them role models - which i'm just fine with.  if a kid looks up to a ball player with tats, i certainly have no issue.

i'm more concerned with the individual - less with how they look.

but i'm obviously in the minority on that here.
 
2013-05-17 06:23:21 PM

tjsands1118: because people like this are shallow and they judge simple by looks


My favorite is when it happens in an office setting. Office workers are the fattest, most misshapen, poorly dressed, bad-haircut-having people you can find. Yet they discriminate on looks!

Being picky about the way people look is going to come back to haunt you when you're old. If you refrain from doing it now, you'll have less to feel hypocritical about as you age. 50-70 is a long time.
 
2013-05-17 06:26:52 PM
Too bad he wasn't a waiter complaining about tips. Then we really could have had a great thread.
 
2013-05-17 06:27:46 PM

inner ted: busy chillin': inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x208]
disagrees

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid

Nice. I'm totally gonna apply for a professional athlete job!

o my bad
i didn't see the asterisk on the funny chart that says "athletes excluded"

if you are as bad at sports as you are at the internetz, then i see why you are so bitter.

i'm sure you are good at something though.  keep trying!


First, I don't see any stupid tats on their foreheads. And there aren't very many of them that can live a lifetime on the athletic feats of their youth (less than 1000 in the US), it'd be like talking up the CEO who dropped out of highschool but somehow managed to make a few million anyway as an example to us all.

If they weren't professional athletes they probably wouldn't have gotten those tattoos, or they'd be working in a bar, tattoo shop, or after hours jizz cleaner at the adult bookstore. EVEN at a bar face tattoos would disqualify them from the best places, you'll be at some punk rock dive where you're still hand to mouthing for the rest of your days.

If you can't cover it, it's a bad idea. Why? Because who wants to hire people with poor decision making skills? Duh.
 
2013-05-17 06:31:52 PM

LDM90: My wife mentioned getting a tattoo the other day. I told her I'd do her one better and burn a $100 bill right then and there.

/wouldn't really do it
//because I'm not stupid


Well if you think you are going to get a tattoo of any quality for $100 you should just burn the money. If you are getting good work done you aren't even sitting in a chair for $100.
 
2013-05-17 06:32:06 PM
I still think its a plan.

Legally change your middle name to Singh.

Establish some cred with a local temple.

then POOF

static.guim.co.uk

New job, faster than you can say 'Diversity Hire'
 
2013-05-17 06:33:20 PM
He's just looking at the wrong kinds of businesses.
i1243.photobucket.com

On a serious note, he might try looking for work in a different part of a city. In more alternative neighborhoods a business will be more likely to have a relaxed dress code and facial tats, body modification, and loud hairstyles might be not be a big deal.
 
2013-05-17 06:34:16 PM
www.dumpaday.com

Raw_fishFood: Too bad he wasn't a waiter complaining about tips. Then we really could have had a great thread.


Heh.
 
2013-05-17 06:34:22 PM

colon_pow: i have a tattoo of a 12" penis on my penis.


1/10 scale
 
2013-05-17 06:35:26 PM

colon_pow: i have a tattoo of a 12" penis on my penis.


Erect or flaccid?
 
2013-05-17 06:35:32 PM

Jument: scottydoesntknow: Zarquon's Flat Tire: My mom once hired a guy for a mechanic position.  He wore a hat during the interview.  First day of work he showed up with 'fark You' tattooed on his forehead.

She had to fire him, AT&T policy.  She said he seemed like a nice guy though.

Two questions:

1) Why would she not ask him to remove his hat? I've never known a single interviewer who would take someone wearing a hat during an interview seriously.

2) Why would he take his hat off? He obviously knew it was offensive (which is why he wore the hat during the interview), so why think that day 1 on the job is a good place to start showing it off?


Re #1: I don't think you can do that. Physically inspecting someone in an interview is a huge no-no. Perhaps they are bald or have a scar or birthmark or something and they're just self-conscious about it. For all you know asking them to take their hat off might be a huge dick move.

Re #2: I assumed he figured once he got hired he was golden. If he's dumb enough to have fark you on his face... you know.


Anyone else remember the days when boys and men were expected to take off their hats indoors? I don't consider myself that old and I remember learning that in elementary school.
 
2013-05-17 06:36:08 PM

Dinjiin: FarkinHostile: I can wear long shorts and a t shirt and you would never know.

Same here.  I got my tattoo in a location that a t-shirt could cover for two reasons: to continue being employable and to keep the sun off of it so it doesn't fade.

Non-gang face tattoos scream non-conformist.  That's fine if you're an artist, not so much if you're trying to get a job with a corporation.


/he needs to lose the beard, too
//dude looks like he's a member of a religious cult


you gotta love "corporate sponsored rebellion"

/not
//zero tattoos, zero piercings, zero jewelry.
 
2013-05-17 06:37:42 PM

offmymeds: If he really wants a job as bad as he says he does, he'd lose the beard, let his hair grow out and somehow cover up that "Buddhist" tat on his forehead. That and put on some pounds.


so... fatties get hired? 

what a dumb comment.
 
2013-05-17 06:38:16 PM

DeerNuts: Jument: scottydoesntknow: Zarquon's Flat Tire: My mom once hired a guy for a mechanic position.  He wore a hat during the interview.  First day of work he showed up with 'fark You' tattooed on his forehead.

She had to fire him, AT&T policy.  She said he seemed like a nice guy though.

Two questions:

1) Why would she not ask him to remove his hat? I've never known a single interviewer who would take someone wearing a hat during an interview seriously.

2) Why would he take his hat off? He obviously knew it was offensive (which is why he wore the hat during the interview), so why think that day 1 on the job is a good place to start showing it off?


Re #1: I don't think you can do that. Physically inspecting someone in an interview is a huge no-no. Perhaps they are bald or have a scar or birthmark or something and they're just self-conscious about it. For all you know asking them to take their hat off might be a huge dick move.

Re #2: I assumed he figured once he got hired he was golden. If he's dumb enough to have fark you on his face... you know.

Anyone else remember the days when boys and men were expected to take off their hats indoors? I don't consider myself that old and I remember learning that in elementary school.


This.  I wouldn't have hired him for that alone.
 
2013-05-17 06:41:14 PM
Oh, excellent. I was hoping I could get some advice on a tattoo idea. So the middle would be a redneck missing a tooth drinking a Bud light in a monstertruck jumping over flames. Behind that would be a waving American flag. Behind that would be a bald eagle with a knife in its beak. Under all this would be a naked colonial woman and a naked Indian woman posing suggestively with waving fields of corn, wheat and soy in the background. Between the woman would be a crossed musket and M16. For accent pieces there would be baseballs, apple pie, etc. The location would be the tramp stamp area. The point of the tattoo would be to go into explicit detail describing its features so someone would call me out, then I would be able to shock the hell out of them. The added bonus would it would only get more inappropriate with age.
 
2013-05-17 06:44:46 PM
Forehead tat solved...
imageshack.us
Thank yew. Thank yew. You are too kind.
 
2013-05-17 06:57:23 PM
A better haircut would help.
 
2013-05-17 06:58:33 PM

the_end_is_rear: "I like to have the option to change my mind on things". I have an earring, but I cannot always take that out. Same goes for my wife.


Does your wife know you reserve the option to change your mind on her?

(I'm just poking fun, don't get mad bro).
 
2013-05-17 06:59:51 PM
inner ted:  i'm more concerned with the individual - less with how they look.

You have a face tat don't you?

How you choose to look defines you as an individual. Do you have the skills to conform to social mores when necessary? That's a HUGE, if not why would anyone want you? It's the same as walking into the interview wearing a ripped up Slayer t-shirt. If you are unable to tell that the situation demands professionalism then you're going to be a crap employee. When you choose to tattoo yourself in your face you're telling people "I don't feel the need to conform." Which is fine, but it's your problem, not a problem for anyone else.

The next article the guy will complain that not even the chav chicks will fark him, even with his stunning amish chic look, and you'll be giving him a shoulder to cry on telling him how unfair it is.
 
2013-05-17 07:00:22 PM
What's the point of getting a tattoo?
To any answer you might give, I think that's the problem right there.
 
2013-05-17 07:07:41 PM
serpent_sky:
If you're doing anything to be rebellious and you're 18, and thus, a legal adult, you have failed at life.

Nah, I was just making a comparison that most people could relate to: high school.
I don't care for tattoos, but I don't care if other people get them either.
 
2013-05-17 07:10:36 PM
I like to think of myself as a non-conformist, and strongly disagree with people judging others by what they wear, or what they look like. However, tats have become so common as to amount to conformity. For example, it is refreshing to see a young woman WITHOUT a tramp stamp across her tailbone.

//especially when disrobing for the first time together.
 
2013-05-17 07:12:17 PM

InternetSecurityGuard: I saw a billboard for these folks on the way home:

http://www.drtattoff.com/

Perhaps they could help.


Tebow?
cdn3.drtattoff.com
 
2013-05-17 07:20:00 PM
i44.tinypic.comi43.tinypic.com

/The guy just needs SOMETHING on his face besides that tattoo.
//Come to America, pal, we can always use someone who resembles Lincoln.
 
2013-05-17 07:24:02 PM

caddisfly: InternetSecurityGuard: I saw a billboard for these folks on the way home:

http://www.drtattoff.com/

Perhaps they could help.

Tebow?
[cdn3.drtattoff.com image 484x161]


No he had Jets logo cover up the Bronco, now it just says fark You Manning.
 
2013-05-17 07:29:41 PM

austerity101: garumph: An employer can discriminate on how you dress. Tattoos are a permanent form of "clothing".

To what extent should they be able to?  Are there any limits we should set?


If hiring someone puts your other employees' paychecks at risk, then I'd think your duty should be to your employees.

This guy is applying to jobs where there are likely several other qualified applicants who don't have face-tattoos or neckbeards. Unless he has markedly better qualifications, he's not a victim.

He wanted to be exceptional. And now he is.
 
2013-05-17 07:33:36 PM
Lets say you had two applicants, and needed to hire someone right away desperately.

Would you hire TFA guy or this guy?

abcnews.go.com
 
2013-05-17 07:40:19 PM

Bwahaha: I like to think of myself as a non-conformist, and strongly disagree with people judging others by what they wear, or what they look like. However, tats have become so common as to amount to conformity. For example, it is refreshing to see a young woman WITHOUT a tramp stamp across her tailbone.

//especially when disrobing for the first time together.


I don't see it as conformity or non-comformity, just a personal choice.  Not unlike most things we do/don't do to/for ourselves.   But maybe that's just me.  I got my first tattoo (the dreaded "tramp stamp" - though it is small) the night before I had surgery that I didn't want to have and was nervous about.  I have no idea ho wthe two things came together in my head, but they did.  Most of mine have reasons behind them (including one that covers some scarring on my arm) and they're all sentiments/art that are important to me.  Not that I feel the need to explain or justify my choices for my own body, in a general sense. It's pertinent to the conversation here.

I know people who have tattoos for various reasons, and who have them because they liked something on the wall and felt like getting it. Whatever, it's their bodies.  I have a feeling that someday, tattoos won't even be permanent, or they will be much easier to remove.  Though I can't imagine doing that to any of mine, because they simply are a part of me at this point, I think it's a weird thing to care about, either way, whether or not people have them.

The odd thing is,a lot of the sentiment here is "they're so common, they aren't even rebellious or non-conformist anymore" (not that I think most people have gotten tattoos to be non-conformist, at least not for quite some time) but it's also "oooh! bad decision making!"  The two are completely opposed as thoughts regarding something that is really inconsequential (someone's skin has some color in it) when you get down to it.
 
2013-05-17 07:51:43 PM

inner ted: tjsands1118: inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x208]
disagrees

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid

Yes, because everyone can become a celebrate/athlete, so we should all do the stupid shiat they do. In no way could a few people be exceptions to social norms, and Dennis Rodman could get a job at any bank, legal practice, or investment firm.
/Stupid example is stupid,

awesome

this is why i love fark

if you don't supply references or links to your arguments: you are a troll

if you do supply references or links to your arguments: well ya, except for that. but it doesn't count cause i didn't really consider it before i posted my stupid opinion.

precious bunch aren't you?

/freaking lulz


You sound angry.
Need a hug?
 
2013-05-17 07:55:50 PM
I used to work with this woman in Denver. She was the kindest, sweetest, most unselfish person I have ever met.

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-17 07:59:54 PM
"Four score and seven tattoos ago..."
 
2013-05-17 08:05:25 PM

inner ted: tjsands1118: inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:



So where is your tat?
 
2013-05-17 08:06:00 PM

inner ted: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x208]
disagrees

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bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid


Which on of those three has a face tattoo? Oh right.
 
2013-05-17 08:16:01 PM
25.media.tumblr.com

/Doesn't really count but still amuses me.
 
2013-05-17 08:21:09 PM

Lady Indica: He looks like an alien from Star Trek.


Which episode?

/ I really don't understand the Homo Sapiens species
 
2013-05-17 08:23:52 PM
I've been in a position where I have sat on interview panels at various companies for, oh, about fifteen years now.

Having visible tattoos makes me think twice about hiring you - not because I have anything against tattoos, per se, but because of what it tells me about your judgement. Having visible tattoos means that you are willing to more-or-less permanently modify your body in a way that everyone can see for what may or may not be a temporary situation. It tells me that you probably don't think too far ahead about the consequences of your actions.

This can be somewhat or even completely mitigated if the tattoo is actually unique and expressive. That indicates that you put some serious thought into it and it does actually signify something about you. Good examples would be tattoos of, say your military unit or a tribute to a deceased relative.

But if your tattoo is generic, and especially if it's some random writing in a language you don't actually read or some random animal that every single person of your gender has tattooed on their body, I'm going to assume that you just (a) succumb easily to peer pressure, (b) are desperate to seem edgy or hip, and/or (c) don't think too far into the future about the consequences of your actions.

In other words, I'm perfectly happy to have someone break the rules of convention, but only if they actually have something to say.
 
2013-05-17 08:23:55 PM

vudukungfu: Yeah-um, Mr.  Hameed? Look. We're an equal opportunity employer here but you gotta remember, Charles Manson is still alive, and you appear to have some sort of homage to helter skelter thing going on there and quite frankly, the ladies that come into the clinic for prenatal care, well, they might not sleep too well at night, once they subconsciously put one and one together. . .
Good luck, though.


Yeah, I was going to say this guys look screams "Manson!"

Don't get tattoos on your face/neck  unless you want your job options severely limited.

Or get some hair and wear makeup over the forehead tattoo...that might solve your problems...
 
2013-05-17 08:28:34 PM
bloodytheater.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-17 08:29:21 PM
That's a rough farking 40.
 
2013-05-17 08:33:30 PM

Diogenes: Holy crap.  I suddenly feel much better about being 43.  Tattoos or not, that guy looks like hell.


No kidding. That's a hard-looking 40 years. The Just for Men neckbeard isn't helping either.
 
2013-05-17 08:45:44 PM

offmymeds: If he really wants a job as bad as he says he does, he'd lose the beard, let his hair grow out and somehow cover up that "Buddhist" tat on his forehead. That and put on some pounds.


Yes, it may be the "meth is a hell of a drug" look that's really causing him problems...
 
2013-05-17 08:47:03 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2013-05-17 08:57:28 PM

colon_pow: i have a tattoo of a 12" penis on my penis.


How many times does it go around?
 
2013-05-17 09:01:10 PM

LiberalEastCoastElitist: Oh, excellent. I was hoping I could get some advice on a tattoo idea. So the middle would be a redneck missing a tooth drinking a Bud light in a monstertruck jumping over flames. Behind that would be a waving American flag. Behind that would be a bald eagle with a knife in its beak. Under all this would be a naked colonial woman and a naked Indian woman posing suggestively with waving fields of corn, wheat and soy in the background. Between the woman would be a crossed musket and M16. For accent pieces there would be baseballs, apple pie, etc. The location would be the tramp stamp area. The point of the tattoo would be to go into explicit detail describing its features so someone would call me out, then I would be able to shock the hell out of them. The added bonus would it would only get more inappropriate with age.


I don't know about a tattoo, but that would make a pretty awesome mural on the side of a van.
 
2013-05-17 09:01:27 PM
bad decision makers make for bad employees. I wouldn't hire him either.
 
2013-05-17 09:02:13 PM

Lord Dimwit: In other words, I'm perfectly happy to have someone break the rules of convention


But you accept military tats?

I'm perfectly happy be a vegetarian, as long as I can still eat meat.
 
2013-05-17 09:05:09 PM
Sucks for him, but in the end, reality is reality.  People are stupid and judgemental.  There are literally a myriad of jobs where his appearance shouldn't matter one iota -- at the end of the day, all a potential employer should be concerned about is his job performance.  But that's not the world we live in, ridiculous as it is.  I really feel for the guy.  Personally I have no tats, and no desire for one, but that shouldn't matter.  PERIOD.  Stop being ignorant and judgemental pricks.
 
2013-05-17 09:05:37 PM

Lord Farkwad: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i40.tinypic.com image 620x930]

I don't see the problem.

First thing I thought of when I saw that loser.
[s12.postimg.org image 320x480]


Are you implying that Manson or the guy from TFA is a loser? Both? Different strokes for different folks and all that, but Manson was kind of living it up before his arrest.
i1243.photobucket.com
He was essentially living a rock star lifestyle without even having to be a rock star. YMMV (Mine does: sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are cool, but the whole groupie thing is a little superficial and unromantic to me. Still, I do envy Manson a little because I've got the megahots for Squeaky Fromme.) but I wouldn't necessarily call someone living a lifestyle that many people dream about a loser.
 
2013-05-17 09:14:10 PM
Why are people with visible tattoos being discriminated against for job positions anyway? Do people still believe that tattoos are just for criminals? When did tattoos become such a big professional no-no anyway?

I don't have any tattoos because I don't like having anything permanent on me, but I still don't really understand the negative views about people with tattoos. Not everyone with tattoos are dumb or criminals automatically.
 
2013-05-17 09:17:24 PM

kittymewmewmew: inner ted: tjsands1118: inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x208]
disagrees

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid

Yes, because everyone can become a celebrate/athlete, so we should all do the stupid shiat they do. In no way could a few people be exceptions to social norms, and Dennis Rodman could get a job at any bank, legal practice, or investment firm.
/Stupid example is stupid,

awesome

this is why i love fark

if you don't supply references or links to your arguments: you are a troll

if you do supply references or links to your arguments: well ya, except for that. but it doesn't count cause i didn't really consider it before i posted my stupid opinion.

precious bunch aren't you?

/freaking lulz

You sound angry.
Need a hug?


But, but...its everyone else that's freaking out.

/inner ted suffers from classic projection
/and he obviously has a tat somewhere that can't be hidden by a shirt or pants
 
2013-05-17 09:22:55 PM

Satosuke: [25.media.tumblr.com image 450x320]

/Doesn't really count but still amuses me.


That's hilarious. What in the hell is that from?
 
2013-05-17 09:35:59 PM

scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]



Done in one
 
2013-05-17 09:39:12 PM

doglover: Lord Dimwit: In other words, I'm perfectly happy to have someone break the rules of convention

But you accept military tats?

I'm perfectly happy be a vegetarian, as long as I can still eat meat.


They may be somewhat conventional, but they at least tell a story about your life. They're about you.

This is in contrast with a random dragon tattoo or some word written in Chinese that tells me nothing about you, except that you are almost certainly neither a dragon nor Chinese.
 
2013-05-17 09:50:08 PM
My complete lack of tattoos is my own rebellious expression of my individuality.
 
2013-05-17 09:50:10 PM
Personally, if it were a choice between a face tattoo or a suit and tie, I'd probably just starve to death. Both seem like some silly chit and out of character for me. Different strokes I guess...

I'd not enjoy basing my decisions of adornment on how someone else feels about it.
Fortunately, I've never had to apply for a job.
Work for yourself FTW.
 
2013-05-17 09:59:47 PM
We're not getting into what sort of jobs he's been looking for. His appearance would fit in at some of my weirder bookstores, indie bars, drug dens.

Or maybe he should just go for cult leader. He's got the unusual appearance to separate himself down.
 
2013-05-17 10:00:43 PM

Candy Colored Clown: kittymewmewmew: inner ted: tjsands1118: inner ted: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

 [lovelivegrow.com image 610x629]

Call in the dogs and put out the fire.  We're done here.

are we really?

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 243x208]
disagrees

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 255x197]
bet he disagrees as well

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 445x550]
ya, he probably skates on his taxes too

/stupid stereotypes are stupid

Yes, because everyone can become a celebrate/athlete, so we should all do the stupid shiat they do. In no way could a few people be exceptions to social norms, and Dennis Rodman could get a job at any bank, legal practice, or investment firm.
/Stupid example is stupid,

awesome

this is why i love fark

if you don't supply references or links to your arguments: you are a troll

if you do supply references or links to your arguments: well ya, except for that. but it doesn't count cause i didn't really consider it before i posted my stupid opinion.

precious bunch aren't you?

/freaking lulz

You sound angry.
Need a hug?

But, but...its everyone else that's freaking out.

/inner ted suffers from classic projection
/and he obviously has a tat somewhere that can't be hidden by a shirt or pants


Your fark handle made me think of cotton candy.
 
2013-05-17 10:15:20 PM

Bonkthat_Again: I have gotten crap for not having a tattoo. I was at a friend's bachelor party and his brother asked, "What do you have against tattoos?" My jaw dropped. Wha? "Uh, nothing." To which he responds, "Then why don't you have any?

I basically told him I don't have a specific symbol or picture that can define me, as i feel i'm constantly evolving. I neglected to mention that I'd probably have a boil or cyst ruin it for me at some point (skin problems).

But what I realized then, was that tatooing has jumped the shark. I used to believe everyone who had a tattoo had some deep belief about themselves and wanted to express it in ink.

Now, i tend to see more tattoos on shallow people, where that symbol of expression has become a symbol of conformity.

If you're going to tattoo something about yourself, especially something on your forehead, make sure it doesn't disqualify you from every job except a night Janitor at a Buddhist temple.


Some of us just like the way the it all comes together.

/covered 80%
//tattooist
///make way more than most of you
 
2013-05-17 10:18:21 PM
If this guy's 40 then I'm wondering what the hell he's done to himself.
 
2013-05-17 10:28:12 PM
My kid has a lot of tat's so I've had to make peace with 'em.  I'm just glad he's not pierced full of holes with stretched lobes and that BS....I guess that's the best I can do.

But I'm hoping to live long enough to see NOT having tats come back.  Doubt it, but I'll give it my best...
 
2013-05-17 10:29:33 PM

doctor wu: If this guy's 40 then I'm wondering what the hell he's done to himself.


There is a video of me taken a few days after my 50th birthday in the WORK link of my profile URL.
I have no inkling to get marked up.
 
2013-05-17 10:49:44 PM
Let me tell you about bad decisions...
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-05-17 11:00:45 PM

hunh: My complete lack of tattoos is my own rebellious expression of my individuality.


You too, huh?

/we are all individuals!
//i'm not!
 
2013-05-17 11:03:16 PM

austerity101: Society doesn't approve of many other things, and we pass laws from letting them discriminate against those things. So the only reason we allow this is because it's legal? That doesn't seem rational--it seems sad.


It's like if someone has a crappy beard or haircut you don't like, but those are much more changeable.  In theory a tattoo is supposed to be about what makes that person special or an individual, which is not a trait some companies look for.  They don't care how special a flower you think you are, they care if you can do x for 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week.

austerity101: To what extent should they be able to? Are there any limits we should set?


Companies have policies against facial hair.  Companies have policies about hair length.  Companies have tattoo policies.  As someone who has interviewed hundreds of people I have never given a thumbs down based on a tattoo, but it could have happened.  It would have happened with this guy.  Because he has tattoos?  No, because he has THOSE TATTOOS.  They scream poor choices and lack of long-term vision.  Likewise other tattoos could be disqualifying, but not for most of the stuff I interview for.  Put it this way, if you have to give two items about a candidate that you interviewed and a tattoo is in those top two, then it would be a no.

MrHappyRotter: at the end of the day, all a potential employer should be concerned about is his job performance. But that's not the world we live in, ridiculous as it is. I really feel for the guy. Personally I have no tats, and no desire for one, but that shouldn't matter. PERIOD. Stop being ignorant and judgemental pricks.


You have an extremely small sample of exposure to make a judgement about hiring/not hiring someone.  The hiring process is inherently about being judgmental.  If that judgement is about your tattoos that says more about you then me (your tattoo had more of an impression than you did in the interview, so your interview sucked).  Look at it this way: you have two applicants for a job, this guy and some other non-tattooed person without the beard.  They interview equally well and both have equal experience.  Who do you hire?
 
2013-05-17 11:08:31 PM

Cast: [upload.wikimedia.org image 170x237]


So if I push the bluetooth button on his forehead and tap my phone to it, I can finally see just what the fark he was thinking?
 
2013-05-17 11:08:49 PM

Hack Patooey: scottydoesntknow: 2) Why would he take his hat off? He obviously knew it was offensive (which is why he wore the hat during the interview), so why think that day 1 on the job is a good place to start showing it off?

He took off his hat and said "Imagine that, huh? Me workin' for you".


I see what you did there. Sign me up.
 
2013-05-17 11:22:41 PM

Bonkthat_Again: I have gotten crap for not having a tattoo. I was at a friend's bachelor party and his brother asked, "What do you have against tattoos?" My jaw dropped. Wha? "Uh, nothing." To which he responds, "Then why don't you have any?


I get similar questions from people who know they drink too much.  They disapprove of themselves and project their disapproval onto others.  The only way to reassure them that you don't disapprove is to get drunk with them.  So they badger me about why I don't drink.
 
2013-05-17 11:24:07 PM

EbolaNYC: ferretman: Screw this guy...lets turn this thread around...

[www.meganmassacre.com image 500x659]

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x500]
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Lovely girl, but some of her tattoos are hideous. WTF is that in the middle of her chest??


It's a personal expression of how she wants you to check out her tits and then act mad about it. Girl chest tattoos are a leading sign of craziness.
 
2013-05-17 11:29:01 PM

pedobearapproved: inner ted:  i'm more concerned with the individual - less with how they look.

You have a face tat don't you?

How you choose to look defines you as an individual. Do you have the skills to conform to social mores when necessary? That's a HUGE, if not why would anyone want you? It's the same as walking into the interview wearing a ripped up Slayer t-shirt. If you are unable to tell that the situation demands professionalism then you're going to be a crap employee. When you choose to tattoo yourself in your face you're telling people "I don't feel the need to conform." Which is fine, but it's your problem, not a problem for anyone else.

The next article the guy will complain that not even the chav chicks will fark him, even with his stunning amish chic look, and you'll be giving him a shoulder to cry on telling him how unfair it is.


yes, because "a crap employee" knows his place when it comes to "appearance"

the same way that murderers in court put on a fancy suit and hair cut in order to "conform to social norms" and win over judge and jury? 

Superficiality: the new cool.
 
2013-05-17 11:33:06 PM

Twist-42: bad decision makers make for bad employees. I wouldn't hire him either.


yes, that's why "you hire people" because middle managers are good "yes men" and do exactly as the groupthinking tells them to. 

movers and shakers see "beyond the obvious" and discover greatness.  You keep hiring those "conventionals" and stick with safe choices. 

Good luck on that rung.  Or, in that "service" based business hustle you're working yourself to death over.
 
2013-05-17 11:43:33 PM

JungleBoogie: [bloodytheater.files.wordpress.com image 265x380]


Win.
 
2013-05-17 11:49:29 PM

Fark U: movers and shakers see "beyond the obvious" and discover greatness. You keep hiring those "conventionals" and stick with safe choices.


What about him says "mover and shaker" to you?  The thought that hiring someone who looks "normal" is bad is just as dumb (if not moreso) as the thought that hiring someone who looks "different" is bad.  Either way you are classifying someone purely on a superficial level.
 
2013-05-18 12:24:22 AM

garumph: When someone has tattoos on their face like that I seriously question their decision making ability.


That's all that really needed to be said. Thread over.
 
2013-05-18 12:25:44 AM

mjbok: Fark U: movers and shakers see "beyond the obvious" and discover greatness. You keep hiring those "conventionals" and stick with safe choices.

What about him says "mover and shaker" to you?  The thought that hiring someone who looks "normal" is bad is just as dumb (if not moreso) as the thought that hiring someone who looks "different" is bad.  Either way you are classifying someone purely on a superficial level.


No I'm not, I'm referring to the "society says" crowd.

"see beyond the obvious" means "not superficial" get it?  Or, do you just feel better playing the "tit for tat" game?  

/reverse hypocriticisms ftw?
//NO U!!!
 
in
2013-05-18 12:26:56 AM

GreenSun: Why are people with visible tattoos being discriminated against for job positions anyway? Do people still believe that tattoos are just for criminals? When did tattoos become such a big professional no-no anyway?

I don't have any tattoos because I don't like having anything permanent on me, but I still don't really understand the negative views about people with tattoos. Not everyone with tattoos are dumb or criminals automatically.


This is really sort of level 1 trolling.  It would probably pass muster on Facebook but not Fark.  You've got to be a bit more subtle in your approach on this site.  For example had you ended with just the first question about job discrimination and then gone on to another topic you might have hooked someone.  The idea is to make us think you're just enough of a dumbass that you could be educated, then we might bite.  Here though you've just gone on and on with your "why can't we all just feel pity for the poor tattooed moron" theme and the blatant troll attempt is simply too obvious to be given any credibility.  For what it's worth, you were also way too late to the thread.  Those people that had a statement to make already came in here and blew their wad, so you're basically speaking to an empty room.

Keep practicing though, you'll get there!
 
2013-05-18 12:32:28 AM

Fark U: "see beyond the obvious" means "not superficial" get it? Or, do you just feel better playing the "tit for tat" game?


What is tat?  Where can I get it, and how do I trade it for the other thing?

Don't you think that it's very situational?  Is it an office job?  If so, is this guy going to fit in, work well, be part of the team.  As I said before for many jobs they're not looking for individuals, they're looking for people to fill roles.  Anyone that is seen as being a distraction is often not considered.  If it's for an artsy type thing that is different, because you are looking for someone that isn't just another employee, but most jobs are just that: jobs.  There is no benefit to an employer to hire a "mover and shaker".

Is the job customer facing?  If so, would a face tattoo really reflect the image that the company is going for?  This could be a greeter at Walmart, a cashier at McDonalds, or a client rep at a big company.  Many companies want their image to reflect their vision, not the whims and idiosyncrasies of their employees.
 
2013-05-18 01:45:55 AM
That's nothing...this guy comes with his own bow-tie

springfieldmugshots.com
 
2013-05-18 01:58:15 AM
www.plaidstallions.com
 
2013-05-18 02:09:58 AM
Having a face tattoo is about the same as walking around with your middle finger pointing upward. When you go to an interview like that, you're saying "F♥ck you! I don't play by societal rules. I go against the grain. I'm not a team player; I'm an 'individual', dude!"

And the employer thinks, "Fine. Be an individual somewhere else."

It's really not that difficult to understand. You can't tell me that any idiot who gets a facial tattoo isn't perfectly aware of what it says to the world, and what it will do to his chances of finding a job. They do it because-- at the time-- they're either not making good judgments (drunk/high/impulsive), or they think they're going to make it as a rock star, artist, or athlete, and when that falls through, the cool tattoos that improved their rock-n-roll image become a liability.

Then they whine about being judged for their skills/personality/work ethic. Boo hoo. You made a stupid decision, and then you made more of them when you went to interviews without covering up your tattoos.

Seriously, guys... This is not difficult:

1.bp.blogspot.com
www.talkingmakeup.com
2.bp.blogspot.com

It's called concealer, dipshiat. Apply liberally. Go to interview. Keep doing it every day you work.

And grow your hair to cover your skull tats, too.
 
2013-05-18 02:19:15 AM

boyvoyeur: Think of it like this -

Tattoos are permanent bell bottoms
 


Or permenant mullets.
 
2013-05-18 02:19:22 AM

p51d007: That's nothing...this guy comes with his own bow-tie

[springfieldmugshots.com image 450x300]


Well, at least he pulls off the bow tie look better than Tucker Carlson. Not as well as Michael Richards though.
 
2013-05-18 02:29:50 AM

namegoeshere: This guy looks like an anorexic lawn gnome. I think his failure to find a job has more to do with his dead eyed vacant stare than the tats, personally.


THIS....I wouldnt hire him out of concern for the rest of my staff in the event the Entity he sold his soul to returned for more.
 
2013-05-18 03:53:14 AM

badgerb: Hack Patooey: scottydoesntknow: 2) Why would he take his hat off? He obviously knew it was offensive (which is why he wore the hat during the interview), so why think that day 1 on the job is a good place to start showing it off?

He took off his hat and said "Imagine that, huh? Me workin' for you".

I see what you did there. Sign me up.


Sign, sign everywhere a sign, do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?

...I'll go now :D
 
2013-05-18 08:11:36 AM

austerity101: Yanks_RSJ: austerity101: So is there an actual rational argument against hiring someone with visible tattoos?  I'm seriously asking here.  It just seems like we as a society have decided, despite how ubiquitous tattoos are, that having tattoos is bad and makes you a bad (or at least ethically suspect) person, and few people seem to be questioning that very dubious assertion.  Why do we perpetuate this?

Having tattoos doesn't make you a bad person, but when you choose to tattoo your face, you do so knowing the way society feels about that.

Like it or not, you are a representative of your employer, and if society at large doesn't "approve" of your choice, that's reason enough not to hire you.  It's business, not a character assessment.

Society doesn't approve of many other things, and we pass laws from letting them discriminate against those things.  So the only reason we allow this is because it's legal?  That doesn't seem rational--it seems sad.


Laws are passed to prevent discrimination against things people have no control over. You have complete control over the decision to tattoo yourself, and like it or not, how you present yourself is important to your prospective employer. You knew that before you decided to do that to yourself, and if you didn't, you should have.

Someone should have told you when you were a child that the world isn't fair sometimes and it certainly doesn't owe you a living.
 
2013-05-18 08:44:19 AM
Heavens gate needs a new leader , you look just the part

your hired! , Nike speakers are provided.
 
2013-05-18 09:45:46 AM

badgerb: Hack Patooey: He took off his hat and said "Imagine that, huh? Me workin' for you".

I see what you did there. Sign me up.


If God were here He'd say it to your face: "Man, I see what you did there!"
 
2013-05-18 11:01:49 AM

MrHappyRotter: Sucks for him, but in the end, reality is reality.  People are stupid and judgemental.  There are literally a myriad of jobs where his appearance shouldn't matter one iota -- at the end of the day, all a potential employer should be concerned about is his job performance.  But that's not the world we live in, ridiculous as it is.  I really feel for the guy.  Personally I have no tats, and no desire for one, but that shouldn't matter.  PERIOD.  Stop being ignorant and judgemental pricks.


Maybe it shouldn't matter, but it certainly does.  Say I run a classy restaurant.  Regardless of how I personally feel about face tattoos, and how good an employee Mr. Facetat is, the fact is that he would be extremely bad for business because I cannot control the reaction of the average customer, many of whom are not likely to return regardless of his performance. A business owner looks at the bottom line, and if a new hire will obviously cost customers, not hiring him is a no-brainer.

People should be well aware of how they will be perceived with a tattoo in the middle of their forehead, for better or for worse. The fact is, many people will look at him and immediately think "mentally unstable".  If this guy is seriously wondering why it is hard to find a job, he is not intelligent enough to hire.
 
2013-05-18 11:42:37 AM

wildcardjack: Or maybe he should just go for cult leader. He's got the unusual appearance to separate himself down.


Cult leaders need charisma. This guy's charisma score is somewhere around -137.
 
2013-05-18 01:43:44 PM
Dragonflew:

Maybe it shouldn't matter, but it certainly does.  Say I run a classy restaurant.  Regardless of how I personally feel about face tattoos, and how good an employee Mr. Facetat is, the fact is that he would be extremely bad for business because I cannot control the reaction of the average customer, many of whom are not likely to return regardless of his performance. A business owner looks at the bottom line, and if a new hire will obviously cost customers, not hiring him is a no-brainer.

Off topic this also applies to dreadlocks in food service. I know some people keep theirs super clean, but it doesn't matter, people will always react badly to large clumps of hair anywhere near their food.

/worked in two different food places with people with dreadlocks, got the same complaints and drop of customers both times.
 
2013-05-18 03:47:33 PM

scottydoesntknow: Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

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Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

In other news, paging Mr. Rufus Lee King. Rufus Lee King, please come to thread 7755748. Thank you.
 
2013-05-18 05:07:55 PM

DeepDownHounds: [www.plaidstallions.com image 603x750]


Nice.
That's really good.
 
2013-05-18 05:50:45 PM
Seriously, when he got that tattoo, there was a million other less conspicuous spots he could have chose. Putting that smack dab in the middle of his face says, "I'M AN ATTENTION WHORE AND I DON'T CARE IF EVEN BURGER KING WON'T HIRE ME!"
 
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