An employment policy dealing with tattoos, piercings and other so-called "body art" in the work place is becoming more common.
It was recently reported that 42% of managers have said their opinion of someone would be lowered by that person's visible body art. The 81% of responders in a poll believe that piercings in places other than the ears, were unprofessional. Indeed, 76% of respondents in that poll believed visible tattoos were unprofessional.
We recently developed a dress code that included a body art policy. As we did research, one unique policy stood out. The U.S. Marine Corps had already adopted body art policies.
Tattoo (Body Art) Policy