According to statisticbrain.com, 14% of Americans of all ages have at least one tattoo and the total number of Americans with at least one is 45 million.
Tattoos are becoming more socially acceptable every year, including workplaces such as Starbucks. However, there are still some areas of the body where having ink can be considered a detriment when seeking employment. At least in seeking employment outside of the tattoo industry!
Face tattoos, in particular, can make potential employers uncomfortable. Unlike that little butterfly on your shoulder or ankle, face tattoos are practically impossible to hide. While society is generally comfortable with the more than 45 million Americans that have tattoos on their bodies, a tattooed face is still unwelcome in most professional settings. Any tattoo artist worth their ink will discuss this with a client asking for a face tattoo before putting needle to skin.
The most famous facial tattoos are probably former boxing champion Mike Tyson’s tribal design and rapper Lil Wayne’s teardrop. However, Mike and Wayne don’t have the same concerns about putting food on the table as the rest of us living in non-celebrity reality.
Regrets and Consequences
While most people who are tattooed will never look back, nearly 50% end up regretting at least one of their tattoos. Of that group, many regret them for professional reasons.
With an economy that hasn’t exactly been friendly to those in the job market without facial tattoos, the stigma attached to body art that is literally on your face isn’t doing its wearers any favors.
Just ask Lee, a father of five from Great Britain who hasn’t worked in five years after drinking too much and allowing someone to tattoo his face with a homemade tattoo gun and printer ink. In fact, he says he lost his job on the first day back at work after being inked.
The good news for Lee and others with tattoos they now regret is that there is a solution. Tattoos aren’t necessarily forever anymore, thanks to advances in laser tattoo removal. It is effective and safe, and leaves no scarring. A few treatments can likely return your skin to its original condition. Results may vary as everyone is different, but laser tattoo removal is very effective for most people.
Delete – Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon
If you have some tattoos that you no longer want, be it on your face or elsewhere on your body, please contact Delete – Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon to learn more about removal options. We’re conveniently located in Central Phoenix and are ready to help you today!