Utilizing Tattoo Concealer May Only Be Necessary In The Beginning

By Patricia Scott

Anyone with ink has probably experienced some form of discrimination. It may be a negative look from the father of their date, or being disregarded for a job, or even a promotion. It is a sad fact that society still regards body art as causing limitations to a career path, but with the proper use of tattoo concealer, it is easy to present oneself as a little more vanilla for the interview.

Body art is a popular form of self expression, but even now it is recommended to get it done in places where it cannot be seen. When one is well-entrenched in a career, then decisions about visible body art can be made. However, all too often young people make such choices before they realize how it can inhibit their ability to get the great job in the first place.

Some industries still have visible tattoos listed as a no-no in their dress codes, along with requiring women to wear nylons and men to wear a tie. If one plans a career in that world, covering body art may be a regular thing. It can be a good deal of cover-up if they are loaded down with detailed sleeves, neck tattoos, or facial decoration.

Covering that ink for an interview might not be a bad notion even if you think the company is more open to the idea. When going to an interview, unless you are interviewing to be an ink artist, you want your interviewer to be looking at YOU, not your ink. It prevents them from being distracted by the wrong things, or making the wrong assumptions based on their own prejudice.

People who are serious about their ink hate the idea of selling out, but a little selling out now just might change the world later. Interviews are the part of a process where the employee sells themselves, even if they are going for a better job at the same company. In the interview process, you want the interviewer to be looking at you, and not your body art.

As one becomes familiar with their new working environment, the company is getting to know them as much as they are getting to know the company. It takes time to prove oneself in any job, whether it is running a cash register, attending to elderly care, or cutting open a brain in order to save their life. You probably do not want to be overlooked for the best opportunities because someone perceives you as less than a professional.

However, when that moment arrives where you get to save the day, or account, or bottom line; this is the day that frees a person up to show their art. When you know you are valued beyond any possibility of narrow judgement or career repression, then you can really show more sides of yourself. This is how attitudes get changed when it comes to what is considered professional appearance.

A dynamic individual who might have been completely overlooked had all that ink been showing in the interview. In fact, stepping in as conservative, then slowly evolving into a real human being with the right set of abilities for the job, actually changes the way a person with ink is perceived. Is this not precisely how the workplace has become more accepting of many variations in personal ornamentation in general.

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