Contrary to popular belief, tattoos are no longer impeding your chances of landing a job – in fact, they might be doing the opposite.
A new study shows that the perception of tattoos in the workplace has changed so much that even a visible tattoo is not linked to individual employment, wages, or earnings discrimination. Specifically, the study found wages and annual earnings of tattooed employees were statistically indistinguishable from those without them.
Surprisingly, tattooed job seekers are also just as likely, and in some instances even more likely, to gain employment, though the specifics of this statement are not readily available to us, although the full paper is published in Human Relations.
About 20 percent of all American adults and 40 percent of millennials have tattoos, according to the Pew Research Center. The research team at the University of Miami Business School and the University of Western Australia reached their results by surveying…
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