Would you hire a person with a visible tattoo?

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Would you hire a person who has visible tattoos?

We spotted a story over the weekend about a man who cannot find work and believes it’s because of his tattoo.

The teenage father has a tattoo covering half his face saying DEVAST8. Mark Cropp who was recently released from prison, put a plea out on Facebook saying his facial tattoo was stopping him securing employment.

He said he’s been told he wouldn’t be employed with “that on his face,” and had people shrug and laugh at him.

Would you make a snap judgement about someone based on their tattoos? Would you refuse to hire someone if they have very visible tattoos?


There are many people who have a lot of tattoos and very visible ones at that. They believe they are an art form and should not stop them from being hired for a job. They say their tattoos do not make them less capable than a person with no tattoos.

But can you understand why an employer might not want to hire someone.

There is a perceived notion attached to tattoos that a person is a trouble maker. Whether you agree with that or not you cannot deny that the stigma is attached to tattoos.

Can you understand why an employer may refuse to hire a person with tattoos?

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