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New Study Shows That Tattoos Don’t Affect the Hiring Process

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Have Ink? No Problem!

To this day, tattooed people are asked the same, age-old question—how are you going to find a job with visible tattoos? However, while negative stereotypes about tattoos may have had an impact not even a decade ago, in 2018 a study has proven that there's been a cultural shift. Take a look at a study conducted at the University of Miami which shows that tattoo discrimination in the workplace is a thing of the past and let us know your thoughts in the comments section on Facebook.

Tattoos in the Workplace

Over the years, there has been plenty of debate about having tattoos in the workplace. Many collectors and ink enthusiasts have experienced job discrimination for their tattoos—either being let go from a position or denied the job altogether.

Over the years, there has been plenty of debate about having tattoos in the workplace. Many collectors and ink enthusiasts have experienced job discrimination for their tattoos—either being let go from a position or denied the job altogether.

Changing Times

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However, a recently study conducted by professors at the University of Miami may have proven that (most) employers don't discriminate against ink in the workplace.

However, a recently study conducted by professors at the University of Miami may have proven that (most) employers don't discriminate against ink in the workplace.

Positive Results

Professors Michael T French, Karoline Mortensen, and Andrew R Timming conducted a study of 2,064 people from around the United States. In the study, they asked each person about their tattoos, earnings, and employment status. From there they came to a conclusion that ink doesn't play a role in the hiring process.

Professors Michael T French, Karoline Mortensen, and Andrew R Timming conducted a study of 2,064 people from around the United States. In the study, they asked each person about their tattoos, earnings, and employment status. From there they came to a conclusion that ink doesn't play a role in the hiring process.

More to Gain

"Not only are the wages and annual earnings of tattooed employees in the United States statistically indistinguishable from the wages and annual earnings of employees without tattoos, but tattooed individuals are also just as likely and in some instances even more likely, to gain employment," the study states.

"Not only are the wages and annual earnings of tattooed employees in the United States statistically indistinguishable from the wages and annual earnings of employees without tattoos, but tattooed individuals are also just as likely and in some instances even more likely, to gain employment," the study states.

Cultural Shift

Just ten years ago, a similar study would likely show very different results and it proves that our cultural standards are changing. The general public no longer holds negative opinions about tattooed people—recognizing that someone can be employable and inked.

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Share Your Thoughts

What do you think of this new study? Have you experienced job discrimination because of your ink? Share your thoughts in the comments section on Facebook.