Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Body Art in the Work Place

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

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