In this podcast we explore the taboo surrounding body modification and the stigma behind them in the workforce. In the U.S. tattoos are still seen as unprofessional, even though 40% of millennials, those who are most looking to start their career paths, have multiple tattoos. Outside of our borders, countries like China are prohibiting actors from having tattoos from television screens.
Tattoos have skyrocketed from an underground brand of rebellion to part of our mainstream culture, but employers aren’t keeping up. Young workers feel pressure to censor their skin and keep any ink a secret. Do you think the stigma will ever fade away? Or just like the tattoos themselves- will body modification regulation in the workforce last forever?