Yeah, we know Americans love their tattoos - in fact it's been one of the fastest growing consumer service industries in the last 10 years.
But here's yet another study to show that people with "visible" body art are less likey to be hired for jobs if up against an equally qualified non-inked candidate.
Dr. Andrew Timming of St. Andrews University School of Management in the U.K interviewed hiring managers and recruiters in 14 different industries including hospitality, banking, prison and academics. The respondants said they feared hiring the tattooed people because they thought their customers would perceive them as...get ready...
Abhorrent, repugnant, unsavory and untitdy. They also said customers might project a "negative service experience" based on the stereotype that tattooed people and "thugs and druggies"
Oh, well, good thing there are still plenty of jobs for strippers, motorcycle mechanics and crack dealers out there.