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Old 06-04-2012, 03:07 AM
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With the job market recovering but still shaky, people with tattoos find it even harder to get hired, prompting them to reconsider their body art.

According to The Patient’s Guide, a website comprised of 25 niche publications dedicated to skin care, laser tattoo removal has increased 32 percent over the past year, with many citing employment as a main reason for the treatment.

Dr. Jen Mundt of Delete Tattoo Removal in Phoenix said she sees about 20 to 22 people a day looking to remove their tattoos for prospective jobs.

“The trend I’ve noticed the most is usually college students who have finished their education, and it’s a mistake they made a few years ago, and they’re looking for a job,” Mundt told ABC News. “And, people who have lost their jobs and are trying to get back into the workforce and gain an edge.”

Mundt said her clients are primarily concerned with tattoos that are located on the wrist and neck.

“A lot of businesses have a policy that does not allow tattoos that are visible,” she said. “Sometimes you can’t have them at all.”

One of Mundt’s clients, Gregory Barkley, told ABC 15 that his former boss took issue with a neck tattoo he had.

“He didn’t like that too much,” Barkley said. “He didn’t like me to be recognized or the company to be recognized that way.”

Barkley says people used to refer to him as “the guy with the tattoo.”

“It was basically an eyesore,” he said. “It was not professional-looking at all.”

He quickly got the tattoo removed and said it was a learning experience.
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Yep employers can be more picky.
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I know a medical student whose arms are literally covered in tattoos. It makes me wonder what his prospects will be once he has passed his exams. The medical profession is very conservative here in the UK.
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I know a medical student whose arms are literally covered in tattoos. It makes me wonder what his prospects will be once he has passed his exams. The medical profession is very conservative here in the UK.
Same with the legal profession here and I know people who have "sleeves" and other quite obvious tattoos...

Even on their neck! Really kids?
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Same with the legal profession here and I know people who have "sleeves" and other quite obvious tattoos...

Even on their neck! Really kids?
To a certain extent it is worse for the medical profession who often have to do medical procedures with their shirt sleeves rolled up above their elbows, and also of course 'scrubbing-up' would reveal their tattoos, whereas in the legal profession a person need not reveal their arm tattoos for instance, would you say?
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To a certain extent it is worse for the medical profession who often have to do medical procedures with their shirt sleeves rolled up above their elbows, and also of course 'scrubbing-up' would reveal their tattoos, whereas in the legal profession a person need not reveal their arm tattoos for instance, would you say?
Yes and no. I mean lawyers end up revealing their arms too, especially if one takes off the jacket those things can be seen through white shirts. And on the neck and hands and really?

And I would say that the law profession is even more conservative than the medical profession (generally speaking) in that the legal profession is more public.
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Yes and no. I mean lawyers end up revealing their arms too, especially if one takes off the jacket those things can be seen through white shirts. And on the neck and hands and really?

And I would say that the law profession is even more conservative than the medical profession (generally speaking) in that the legal profession is more public.
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I'm glad that I'm retired and able to keep my tattoo..
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Lawyers wanting tattoos, ought to stick to reptile themes, then most people would never notice.
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