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Black Positive People : CORPORATE AMERICA AND TATTOOS!

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    I notice anytime you discuss the negativity of Tattoos, people will say: “There’s people in the corporate world with tattoos.” Let me tell you how they got there and what their bosses and co-workers think of them!



    Tattoos were like dreadlocks. YOU WERE NOT GETTING HIRED IF YOU HAD THEM! Not until the late 90’s were people with dreads receiving offers. But the Whites are more tolerant of dreads than they are of tattoos. Tattoos is a sign of an uncontrollable person. It’s a sign of rebellion – to be free to express yourself and not be told what to do -- and since the corporate world tells you what to do, who’s going to hire someone that don’t take orders?!! No one!



    I notice several stars behind the neck is beginning to be the norm. Sporting Tattos on your hands, neck, legs, face, arms, even feet is unacceptable for jobs ranging from $45,000 and above! If you are applying for a job that’s $50,000 and you are a woman sporting a visible tattoo – YOU’RE NOT GETTING THAT JOB….and you can cry “UNJUST” all you want – no one is going to hear you!



    How did tats get into the corporate world….skillful people such as secretaries; who has been working for the company for several years or more and are well-liked by their bosses got their tattoos while having the job. Since they cannot be fired for getting tattoos, and their work was respected, they were left alone. But the bosses “WOULD LAUGH” at women at their desk with their colorful tattoos over their breastmeat! I’ve personally seen it myself.

    So if you are a levelheaded person that want to see their children get somewhere in life, then you better teach them the error of getting tattoos!
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    Visible Tattoos and Other Corporate No-Nos



    Corporate dress code policies have swung to the extreme in recent years. Companies either maintain no guidelines at all or establish such rigid policies that they almost appear to be elaborate pranks. American Apparel's infamous corporate policy, for instance, forbids shiny lip-gloss, bangs, and notes that "blow-drying hair excessively could cause heat damage." Similarly, financial bank UBS dictates women "may wear no more than seven jewels" and "scarves are compulsory, and must be tied with 'authorized knots.'"



    And then there's the issue of tattoos and piercings. For the past few decades, it's likely that coffeehouse baristas and graphic designers would be adorned with tattoos or piercings, but now, it's just as likely that the kindergarten teacher, bank manager, or real estate agent is sporting ink or a nose ring. Nearly half of 26-40-year-olds (40%) and 36% of 18-25-year-olds have tattoos, and 22% of 26-40-year-olds and 30% of 18-25-year-olds have at least one body piercing, according to the Pew Research Center.



    There are differences in opinions of men versus women having tattoos. Men are allowed to be a little rebellious and punk rock (both men and women have some admiration for a "bad boy"), where as, women, not so much. While societal norms are shifting, it's happening slowly. Women can be wild in private but should still be ladylike in public, and visible tattoos make that impossible in some people's eyes.



    Despite the widespread prevalence of workers with these adornments, there's no consensus among employers on how to address them. "I think it depends on the location of the tattoo and how easily it can be covered up. Girls with neck tattoos can just wear their hair down," says Ellan Tong of media agency 26 Dot Two.



    Most corporations and small businesses have no formal policies towards tattoos or piercings. Among those with guidelines: Geico Insurance, U.S. Postal Service, Starwood Hotels and Denny's won't hire those with visible tattoos. Allstate Insurance, Bank of America, and the ad agency Wieden-Kennedy have no reservations about hiring those with tattoos or piercings.

    Yet most HR managers also concede that all things being equal, they will hire the more clean-cut employee. In fact, piercings (37%) are the top physical attribute that may limit an employee's career potential, according to CareerBuilder.com, followed by bad breath (34%) and visible tattoos (31%).



    For those — especially women — entering the workforce, any thought that their careers may be hindered by a butterfly tattoo seems laughable. Today's young professionals view these enhancements as an accessory or extension of their personalities. "How many really great potential employees are these companies losing out on simply because they don't project the image that these companies want?" ask BlogHer's Elisa Camahort Page.

    At the same time, young employees also realize that in today's precarious job market, they don't want to give an employer any reason to reject them, As one HR director says, "You won't get fired for having a visible tattoo, but it likely means you won't get hired."
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    Therefore, children must be taught, that tattoos:



    1. ON THE BACK OF THEIR HANDS WHILE PEOPLE CAN SEE SHAKING THEIR HANDS...

    2. BUTTERFLIES IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR CLEVEAGE....

    3. TATTOOS ON THEIR NECKS..

    4. TEARDROPS ON THEIR FACES (ESPECIALLY TEARDROPS WHICH MEANS YOU MURDERED SOMEONE)

    5. LUDE TATTOOS LIKE THE PIC OF THE DICK ON THE SIDE OF THE LEG WHERE A WOMAN CANNOT
    WEAR A SKIRT OR DRESS AT A FUNCTION...


    6. MEN WEAR NO EARRINGS AT AN INTERVIEW!

    7. NO TONGUE PEARCINGS....IT LOOKS NASTY AND YOU CANNOT PRONOUNCE YOURSELF CLEARLY!

    8. NO PEARCINGS ON THE EYELIDS OR NOSE!

    9. NO EXCESSIVE LENGTH FAKE *** NAILS TO THE POINT THAT IT CURLS AND YOU CANNOT TYPE!

    10. LEAVE TATTOOS AND PEARCINGS ALONE!



    These are the 10 Commandments to get a job within Corporate America!