We're not suggesting that stigma doesn't exist when it comes to people who have tattoos. In fact, we're quite clearly saying that it does. There's research to back it up;
In a 2011 study, Brailler et al discovered that you're more likely to get hired for a job at a restaurant if you don't have any visible tattoos than if you did.
The same research also suggests that this is more typically the case for women than men.