5 Facts About What It Really Costs To Get A Tattoo

Working In A Restaurant

Working In A Restaurant

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.

Interaction With The Public

Interaction With The Public

In 2009, a study found that work colleagues without facial tattoos and piercings will typically find those with tattoos less suitable for interaction with the general public than their counterparts.

Note that this point refers only to facial tattoos (and piercings) and not to the body in general.

 



Body Mods In Hospitality

Body Mods In Hospitality

According to this piece of research from 2006, it was discovered that almost 90% of surveyed employers in the hospitality industry reckoned visible body modifications were perceived in a negative light. 

We should consider that this study was now conducted ten years ago. Do you think perceptions towards people with tattoos and other modifications have changed over the past decade?

Stigma in 2016

Stigma in 2016

These researchers uncovered something interesting in early this year, which proves that even in present day, there indeed remains some stigma attached to tattoos in relation to job prospects.

The results suggested that if someone was to have a job, get a visible tattoo, and then look for a different job, they would have a harder time than a clean skin counterpart.



Closing A Sale

Closing A Sale

In Logos, M. (2001). Does image matter? Sales and Marketing Management, it was found that almost 80% of managers seem to think that sales people with a visible tattoo will have a tougher time making a sale than someone without.