Is It OK To Have Tattoos At Work?

What jobs dont allow tattoos?

Here’s a short list of some of the most common employers that either don’t allow tattoos or ask you to cover them up at work:Healthcare Professionals.

Police Officers and Law Enforcement.

Law Firms.

Administrative Assistants and Receptionists.

Financial Institutions and Banks.


Hotels / Resorts.

Government.More items…•.

Are tattoos appropriate in the workplace?

No states currently have anti-discrimination laws prohibiting companies factoring body art into their hiring decisions or practices. That means that if you’re going for a job and are concerned that being tattooed will get in your way, no anti-discrimination laws will protect you.

Can a job turn you down for having tattoos?

There are no current laws that prohibit employers from discriminating against people with visible tattoos.

Is it unprofessional to have tattoos?

The employee may be asked to cover their tattoos with clothing or make-up. This, however, does not make it unprofessional. Employers who are trying to find eligible workers without tattoos or piercings may have a harder time.