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Is wearing a tattoo still taboo in business?

2022-01-12T14:52:23.718Z

TESTIMONIALS - While some workers still fear being frowned upon, tattoos seem to be increasingly accepted at work.



From a practice of "

thugs

" or "

gangsters

", tattooing has become normalized, to the point that nearly one in five French adults (18%) is or has been tattooed, according to an Ifop survey published in 2018. Despite its ubiquitous character, there is one place some tattooed people still fear being judged: at work. "

It's so deeply rooted in our lives that tattoos are frowned upon that it makes us make automatic choices, such as hiding them during a job interview

," said Ruben, 28, in charge of the administration of sales in an interior design company and tattooed on the arms and back of the neck. "

I've heard all my life that this is a problem and I'm always afraid of running into someoneone who shines

», Replies Caroline, 26, a study engineer in a research laboratory, whose right forearm is covered with tattoos.

Read alsoHow did tattooing become the norm?

And yet, few of the affected workers interviewed by

Le Figaro

report having encountered problems in a professional context ...

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Source: lefigaro

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