Besides being unprofessional, tattoos and piercings also carry huge health risks.
In this article, it explains the serious health risks associated with them. It doesn’t just affect your work life, but your health life style as well.
Tattoos are forever. Some piercings have a solution.
I believe they shouldn’t be accepted, unless taken out or not visible at all. It doesn’t matter what year it is. Time will never change, it’s people who change society. In a professional atmosphere there is no room for distractions like body art or body modifications. The business world is serious. I think that if you really want a higher paying professional job then there is no time for this. Appearance is the key to success in most places.
Here is an interesting article that has some interesting facts and statistics.
Around 23% of Americans have at least one tattoo. Although perceptions about getting inked are changing, some local employers still lean toward traditional appearances.
I do understand that some people may say, “Well, this is America, and I am allowed to express myself either in tattoos/piercings.” Well, that is totally fine with me, but I have actually seen offensive tattoos on some people. How do you expect to get a decent job when you don’t look decent? That’s just my opinion. If you want to get a visible tattoo/piercing, I would probably recommend thinking about it twice because it does have an effect in the workplace.