Would You Get a Visible Tattoo?

Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt 11/10/2012

Would you ever get a tattoo so high up on your neck that you would be unable to hide it? What about on other non-hideable places?

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The kind of tattoos that EVERYONE could see, and choose to maybe even judge you on
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travelnurse travelnurse
I have 2 old ones and I would like to get several more!
11/10/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
I've got several tattoos that are visible. Yes, there are many people out there who do judge me for having them. But if I didn't have them, they would most likely judge for some other reason. There are still many negative associations with tats, but they are becoming more mainstream.
11/10/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
On my chest I have two birds. Even with a t-shirt on, you can see the tips of their wings. When it's time for me to get my chest piece finished, I'll be going around the base of my neck and over my shoulders. So, unless I were to wear a turtle neck, you can see those. I'm not interested in getting my neck tattooed, other than maybe the back, but I might eventually get my hands done.
11/10/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
The kind of tattoos that EVERYONE could see, and choose to maybe even judge you on
Three times the Hep C risk of general population, twice the HIV risk, Lead Toxicity, Mercury Toxicity, Chromium Toxicity, Non healing lesions, Inability to get MRI and other critical tests if needed, Job Discrimination, etc, etc.

Tat's are a good idea because......????
11/10/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by travelnurse
I have 2 old ones and I would like to get several more!
I wish someone would put this in print, Travelnurse. You would be interested. At a recent health care employment conference, one of the nations largest hospital chains did a "hiring audit" and while you cannot discriminate based on age, gender, race...etc., it seems the number one listed (internal confidential audit) reason for not hiring a new health care worker was Tattoos and Piercings. Just something work knowing.
The reason listed? "Obvious lack of professionalism and judgement". Under comments, people in the HR area said that "it was akin to hiring someone coming in for an interview with filthy hair or horribly stained cloths. It means they don't care what message they project to the public and thus we don't want them representing our organization".
I am not sure this will ever be put in "print", it was just a verbal lecture, but wow, it spoke volumes again to why visible tat's at least, are such a bad career move for anyone...especially in Health Care, for sure.
11/10/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Kat and Aaron(aaron)
I've got several tattoos that are visible. Yes, there are many people out there who do judge me for having them. But if I didn't have them, they would most likely judge for some other reason. There are still many negative associations with ... More
I agree they are becoming more mainstream, but so is the discrimination against those who have them. Nothing there is "protected by law" either.
11/10/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
If they are tasteful that's one thing, I have seen some horrible ones though. Personally they're not for me.
11/10/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
I like tattoos but wouldn't go with a neck tattoo.
11/10/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I think I'm going to get a small tat behind my ear
11/10/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
I probably wouldn]t get one, but if I did I want want to be able to hide it.
11/10/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
I'm not a fan of them. They are fine on other people, but I don't want one.
11/10/2012
Nyx (Under the Covers) Nyx (Under the Covers)
I love tattoos and think that they are very sexy, but until I have a faculty position and tenure, I think I'm keeping mine non-visible...
11/10/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I love tattoos. It depends on what and where they are though.
11/10/2012
Ivanna Ivanna
I love them in moderation and in places that I can hide them while I'm at work.
11/10/2012
Castielskitten Castielskitten
I love them, I would like to get one myself but I'm scared shitless of needles. It prevents it for me and I would love to get my husbands and mine wedding date tattooed on my left shoulder. Just a simple black victorian lettering that says: Andrew and Cheryl Harriman - August 29 2009. He wants a dragon on his arm XD.
11/10/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I like tattoos, but I prefer mine to be hidden.
11/10/2012
Passion plum Passion plum
I have a tattoo that is only visible when I want it to be. For business reasons I would not get one that I could not easily cover.
11/10/2012
subwayrailings subwayrailings
I really want to get a specific set of finger tattoos, but i'm too afraid of it getting in the way of future employment. I plan to work in art and industries where tattoos are not a big deal, but for the meanwhile it could kill my chances at minimum wage-type jobs. it's too bad.
11/10/2012
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
I love tattoos. I show mine off whenever I can.
11/10/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I already have one on my neck. It's congi for Ghost.
11/10/2012
atryonix atryonix
i dont have any but dont mind people who do
11/10/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I have a medium sized one on each of my ankles and stars on the top of my feet. If I wear a skirt they're clearly visible. I have others, but they're easier to hide. I love the ones I have and wouldn't change them.

People will judge based on all sorts of things. It's something to keep in mind when making a decision on visible tattoos. If you want a professional job, face tattoos may not be a great idea. That said, I worked a very professional job for a long time simply with the aid of thick concealer and stockings.
11/10/2012
lovebites lovebites
not sure
11/10/2012
edeneve edeneve
some people go overboard w/ tats.
11/10/2012
Thumper Logic Thumper Logic
Love tattoos, but if I got one, it would have to be in a discreet place for work purposes
11/10/2012
sugar&spikes sugar&spikes
i have one on my neck
11/10/2012
<3BF <3BF
I wouldn't get a neck tattoo; some people look great with them but I don't have the personality or desire for tattoos.
11/10/2012
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
Not a neck tattoo, but I do have tattoos on my wrists that are obviously visible. I have a few tattoos and I love them all
11/10/2012
RonLee RonLee
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Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I already have one on my neck. It's congi for Ghost.
Did you mean the Japanese term kanji for the Chinese characters used in written Japanese?
11/10/2012
shielaray shielaray
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
The kind of tattoos that EVERYONE could see, and choose to maybe even judge you on
I do have one on my upper arm that is possible to hide, but generally pretty visible. It hasn't been a huge issue for me.
11/10/2012
Fantasia Fantasia
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
The kind of tattoos that EVERYONE could see, and choose to maybe even judge you on
I have 5 Tattoo's and a few are visible ! I have 1 one the right side of my neck I love tattoo's!Was told by a coworker after I got it that it made me look like trailer trash!
11/11/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I have four tattoos, none of which are normally visible. I'm not too eager to get any that are visible. I'm trying to find a new job. A lot of places won't hire if you have visible tattoos.
11/11/2012
heather-mooney heather-mooney
There are a lot of places I would get a tattoo, but not my neck or face, ever.
11/11/2012
SelectZen SelectZen
I wouldn't really mind getting forearm tattoos or anything but the neck or face would be a bit much for me.
11/11/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I have small ones on my foot, neck, wrist and behind my ear that are visible. I also have a larger seahorse on my lower back.
11/11/2012
closed account closed account
i don't have tattoos but i do like them on other people. as far as people judging....i do think that until you are for sure what field your are going into career wise it's better to be selective in where u get them. i've known people that have to wear longs sleeves for interviews to avoid being judged. i've also known people who have had to cover them up for work. which becomes expensive because there isn't much out there that covers them. i've also known people to regret specific tattoos, but not tattoos in general
11/11/2012
Cat E. Cat E.
I voted that I hate tattoos.
11/11/2012
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
The kind of tattoos that EVERYONE could see, and choose to maybe even judge you on
I can't as a Criminal Justice major, but I would like to.
11/11/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I have a visible tattoo. I don't think anyone cares.
11/11/2012
mmmmm mmmmm
I don't really like tattoos
11/11/2012
Sunny Meadows Sunny Meadows
I love curtain tats they can really turn me on. For me I have this horrible scar right down my spine. i want to get something really pretty to cover it. But i was told that I couldnt because of scar tissue. And if I ever had to have scar tissue remove with in 5 years of getting I would be screwed anyone know for sure i would love to know
11/11/2012
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
The kind of tattoos that EVERYONE could see, and choose to maybe even judge you on
not really in to tatoos
11/11/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
The kind of tattoos that EVERYONE could see, and choose to maybe even judge you on
I wouldn't want to get a tattoo because I'm afraid of needles. But I wouldn't ever get one that everyone can see
11/12/2012
llellsee llellsee
I have a few tattoos but in places that are hardly ever on show. I wouldn't personally want to commit to something so public but I like seeing it on other people.
11/12/2012
KevinW KevinW
I have 2 tats, one on each arm. Eventually I will have a full sleeve.
11/13/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
The kind of tattoos that EVERYONE could see, and choose to maybe even judge you on
No, I highly doubt any real judgement over someone with tats goes on anywhere near my area. Tats are pretty embraced in most areas.

However, I personally am happy with my covered tattoo. I don't care though, if a tattoo is super visible or not though. It makes no difference to me and I won't see a person as any different. Tattoos are so common actually, that I don't even notice them right off a lot of times. I think an artistic tattoo though, is beautiful so I couldn't care less how visible or hidden it is. I just chose to put mine in a more hidden spot because it looked better there on my body.

My sister has a small tribal deal on the back of her neck, and while you can't see it unless her hair is up, for years you could always see it because she wore really short hair. It's cute though, really cute and I think most people see it that way. No big deal. It's just ink.
11/13/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I would, but mostly because I have a plan for where pretty much every tattoo I want to get so far are going.
11/13/2012
DomonCoshu DomonCoshu
I love tattoos, but I have to get something that has meaning to me.
11/13/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
No tattoos for me
11/13/2012
Mikemanz Mikemanz
not a fan
11/13/2012
anonkitty anonkitty
I like tattoos, but can't have visible ones in my profession. =]
11/15/2012
Boyfriend Boyfriend
not my thing
11/15/2012
Nurse Katie Nurse Katie
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
The kind of tattoos that EVERYONE could see, and choose to maybe even judge you on
I have one on my back and foot and would like another on the inside of my wrist
11/15/2012
pussy licker pussy licker
I already have a visible tattoo and love it.
11/17/2012
Badass Badass
i would get a visible one, but it would have to be something I was really into..
11/19/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I'd love a visible one but I don't want to be discriminated against.
11/19/2012
Apirka Apirka
I have a few visible tats and no one seems to care about them.
11/19/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
i plan on working in a daycare eventually, so probably not. i have a few tattoos and have plans for many more, but they're all hidden when i'm fully dressed. i prefer it that way.
11/19/2012
Winifred Winifred
I love tattoos and want more! I do have visible ones already.
11/19/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I do not like tattoos
11/20/2012
jr2012 jr2012
I personally don't want to get a tattoo myself, but I think it's pretty awesome when people commit enough to get a visible one. As long as it's a quality one!
11/20/2012
RememberMe RememberMe
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Originally posted by RonLee
Did you mean the Japanese term kanji for the Chinese characters used in written Japanese?
I'm so sorry I laughed so hard reading this. I had images of ghost-shaped rice porridge attacking your neck.
11/20/2012
Real or memorex Real or memorex
I like tattoos but have a hard time committing.
12/04/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
The kind of tattoos that EVERYONE could see, and choose to maybe even judge you on
Eh, I don't like tattoos
12/04/2012
alexjewels alexjewels
I have a tattoo on my shoulder, but I wouldn't want one on my neck.
02/13/2013
toffee toffee
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Originally posted by Real or memorex
I like tattoos but have a hard time committing.
Same, pretty sure I'd be second guessing myself all the time if I ever got a tattoo.
02/13/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
I love tattoos
02/15/2013
bog bog
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
The kind of tattoos that EVERYONE could see, and choose to maybe even judge you on
I get judged in very weird ways for having tattoos. The other day, someone guessed a political affiliation for me based on my visible body mods. Personally, I don't see a connection between economic policy and body art...
02/15/2013
hjtee hjtee
I have loads of very visible tattoos. For the most part, I have experienced no stigma because of it. Majority of the people I come across are very accpeting.
02/15/2013
sexytileena / absolutely love sex sexytileena / absolutely love sex
i have several but discreet areas
02/15/2013
Sbmsvschoolgirl Sbmsvschoolgirl
I have one on my upper arm, I can show it off if I want. I don't have a problem with visible tattoos
02/15/2013
silverdragonfly9 silverdragonfly9
I have several tattoos and some of them are visible pretty much all the time and some aren't but mostly people ask why I have which ever one or if it hurt.
02/16/2013
misterazor misterazor
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
The kind of tattoos that EVERYONE could see, and choose to maybe even judge you on
though i would never choose to have one on my neck, i would not hesitate to get one there if i wanted. people don't like it, well, too bad for them.
02/16/2013
dawnkye dawnkye
I like the look of tattoos, but I'm too scared to get one myself.
02/16/2013
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Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
I LOVE seeing other people's tattoos, but I do see other people giving them a stink eye. It seems unfair. What do you think?
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MidnightStorm MidnightStorm
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Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
I LOVE seeing other people's tattoos, but I do see other people giving them a stink eye. It seems unfair. What do you think?
I've never seen/had that experience. I think tattoos are beautiful and frankly I wish it was seen as professional to have visible tattoos! I would definitely like to get some tattoos in the future. I'm really interested in getting some cute/geeky ones.
11/10/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Yes, I think that people do judge them. I wish I could have some that were visible but health care workers have to cover them up!
11/10/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I've seen and have experienced this a lot with people because my husband is quite heavily tattooed. He has to wear something around his neck, long sleeve shirts, and gloves on his hands every day at work. I've heard people say to him that he's ruined his body, that our children are going to grow up and hate him, etc. I think he looks damn sexy, and our children think his tattoos are cool, so I guess people can mind their own business.

I don't judge other people for the way they present themselves, I don't see a reason why someone else has the right to talk crap about people with beautiful art!
11/10/2012
Justin Robinson Justin Robinson
I keep my tattoo's to hidden area's. In the job market, i think people with highly visible tattoo's are definitely judged and being able to get a job is very important.
11/10/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
I've seen and have experienced this a lot with people because my husband is quite heavily tattooed. He has to wear something around his neck, long sleeve shirts, and gloves on his hands every day at work. I've heard people say to him that ... More
My husband has a lot of tattoos as well. He works outside where no one cares, but when we go places sometime people will give him the stink eye. No one has ever said our son will hate him over it, but then he does look like the type to punch someone if they said something so IGNORANT. Our son thinks both of our tattoos are cool, by the way. He likes when we get him the temporary ones so "we match!!"
11/10/2012
edeneve edeneve
I think in the work world is where it's most frowned on.
11/10/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
I LOVE seeing other people's tattoos, but I do see other people giving them a stink eye. It seems unfair. What do you think?
People definitely judge them. We had a customer complaint because the cashier had a visible tattoo...that cashier is also one of the top cashiers for the company. It was all about the tat.
11/11/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I think it depends on the size, content, and location of the tattoo, but I'm pretty sure some people would judge people negatively for them.
They're just not everyone's cup of tea I guess...I like them myself and when I notice one I always want to ask the person what it's significance is and how they got it.
11/13/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I get heavily judged just based on what I wear and my visible piercings, I'd hate to see how badly I'd be slandered with a visible tattoo.
11/19/2012
Bleu Bleu
It depends on the tattoos...I have never seen someone judged too heavily until they have super offensive and colorful words tattooed on them or naked women.

People don't really judge me for my piercings but they do kinda make assumptions about my lifestyle and what I'm into. They think I like things like bondage and have hidden, kinkier, piercings.

I don't think I'd ever get a visible tattoo. I have problems getting a job with all the piercings I have.
02/13/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
I don't think they get get judged too harshly. As long as the tattoo isn't vulgar.
02/15/2013
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Unique posters: 12