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During an interview, can an employee ask you to roll up your sleeves? At any point, is an employer allowed to ask you to roll up your sleeves? A friend currently had an interview where, tattoos that are visible are prohibited and they won't hire if they were to see it. She covered it at the interview. However, she has orientation and uniform fitting.. #Advice #Opinions

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Kathy Neef

I would think if it is covered it's ok, hence not visible. But if that's the case, I'd play it safe and go elsewhere where your art is appreciated and acceptable!!! #tatfan

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Shenequa Lewis

And you telling me why

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Blaise Schmidt

Get a warrant!

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Renee McCormick

As long as one can cover them up within dress code, a person should be able to still be hired.

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Charlotte Delong

Desighn on right arm

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Florida Budo

Interesting situation. I understand dress codes but is there a line between common sense and ridiculousness. If an employer has to choose between the best qualified and lesser qualified based on a tattoo then isnt the company cutting their nose to spite their face? A "no tattoo" policy, if required, should be based on the abity to "Hide it from view" and it surely depends on the position requirements... customer intetaction.... Obviously, a Mike Tyson type tattoo on the face is extreem but if there is no customer interaction and he was the best programmer I could afford... then he is hired.

As far as the situation, I consider it unconstitutional to prohibit, restrict or bias any applicant from applying to any job. Consider this... is it ethical to deny a female minority handicapped veteran who is the most qualified applicant because of a tattoo if so... maybe it wasnt the tattoo but one of the other categories the applicant falls under.

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Mike Nelson

You made the choice to limit your potential for a fad, live with your actions, what the hell is wrong with this generation !! Unless you lived and died for your buddies in combat and it says "Semper Fi" I definitely would not hire someone who makes those short sighted choices in personal and professional life.

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Carol Shattuck

For what job position? That's discrimination.

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Monica Moore

There are plenty of companies that have a tattoo policy. Is an organizations right to choose how they would like to represent their company. I live in Southern California and In and Out Burgers is top notch for not hiring individuals with tattoos that's visible on their arms. I think it's common knowledge that tattoos is just one of those gray areas where it can be frowned upon within the organization. I wish your friend the best of luck she has a right to do with she wants with her body but the company also has a right to not hire her body.

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Keith SEARS

Sometimes people get the wrong impression when they see a person with tattoos. Tattoos are a personal choice and yes they can prevent u from getting a job. Remeber u are the face of the company u are hired to work for. A wrong impression can dirrect business elsewhere.

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