Study Shows That Tattoos Won't Hurt Your Chances At Getting A Job

August 15, 2018

There's an old social stigma claiming that having a tattoo will negatively affect your chances of landing a job. But according to a study conducted by Bustle, people with ink should have nothing to worry about. In some cases, tattoos may actually help with the job-hunting process!

Approximately 38% of millennials aged between 18 and 29 years old have at least one tattoo. Results showed that 37% of inked people were women, and only 23% were men.

2,064 people in all 50 states across the U.S. were surveyed about their tattoos, employment status, lifestyles and income. About half of participants resided in urban areas, meaning a majority of those that took part in the study come from either rural or sub-urban locations. 

Results from the study showed that there was no correlation between having tattoos and being refused a job or working for a lower wage. It did not matter whether the individual had multiple tattoos, if they were visible, nor of the tattoos were considered offensive.

In fact, the results showed that people with tattoos would work more days and longer hours over people that did not have tattoos. Also, because tattoos are more prevalent in blue collar jobs than white collar jobs, men with tattoos are slighty morely likely to stay employed.

This attitude towards tattoos in the workplace is a massive shift from 2006, where 80% of human resource managers had a negative opinion about employees with visible tattoos.

So ink or no ink, landing a job really comes down to your resumé and the interview. So don't feel bad about getting that sweet chest piece.