If you have a tattoo or multiple tattoos then we have good news for you. Turns out, having a tattoo can now prove to be an advantage for those seeking a job. A new study by the faculty at University of Miami Business School and the University of Western Australia found that hiring managers who discriminated against workers with tattoos put themselves at a greater disadvantage. This was because they had a smaller pool of talent to choose from.
Lead author, Michael French, said, "Hiring managers who continue to discriminate against job candidates with tattoos may be settling for a less-qualified pool of applicants." "The long-held stigmas associated with having tattoos, and particularly visible ones, may be eroding, especially among younger individuals who view body art as a natural and common form of personal expression," he added.
Previously most hiring managers considered tattooed people as less employable as compared to people without tattoos. And this was even worse for people with visible tattoos or offensive tattoos that couldn't be hidden at the workplace. Well, it seems that all that has changed for the better now and we couldn't be gladder about it. Stay tuned for more updates.