Tattoos and Piercings in the Workplace


The common consensus is each generation is becoming increasingly accepting of piercings in the workplace. However, why are many businesses’ body piercing policies not keeping up with the times? Several still view body piercings as “inappropriate”, “unprofessional”, and a “distraction.” A non-profit organization STAPAW (Support Tattoos and Piercings at Work) states statistically 61% of adults in America have had piercings (other than earlobe piercings). Over half of adults in America have had piercings at some point in their life, yet pierced individuals are still susceptible to discrimination of piercings in job interviews and in the workplace.


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