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Tattoos in the Workplace

Just recently there has been a lot in the media about Tattoos in the Workplace and how they are viewed.  Having worked in Recruitment for the last 26 years myself, I have seen attitudes shift around the topic.  

Many companies now have Dress Code Policies in place in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 which states that employees should not be discriminated in respect of their protected characteristics for age, disability, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.  The advice is that policy should reflect the law rather than a Managers preference.

Now many employers want to recruit a diverse workforce ensuring they get the best talent available.  
If you are utilising the services of a Recruitment Agency your Consultant should be able to tell you what the company culture is like, whether there is a dress policy in place and how to present yourself at interview.  

At interview my advice still remains the same.  You make an impression within seconds of meeting your interviewer.  Business dress would always be my recommendation unless you are told that the company has a relaxed dress code. Even these companies still tend to expect you to arrive dressed for an interview, Tattoos or no tattoos dress to impress!