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Have Tattoos? Well Study Says: Lower Your Professional Expectations
Heartland Institute ^ | 10/8/17 | Clifford F. Thies

Posted on 10/08/2017 4:30:16 AM PDT by Redmen4ever

Have a tattoo? If the answer is “yes,” it’s more likely you’re unemployed or completely out of the labor force. On average, your income is lower. You’re more probably a smoker, use illegal drugs, engage in risky sexual behavior, have been a victim of crime, and have been incarcerated for committing crime yourself.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: duh; earnings; tattoos; unemployment; workplace
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The correlation is there, but which comes first: having tattoos or being a loser?
1 posted on 10/08/2017 4:30:16 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Redmen4ever

Captain Obvious alert.


2 posted on 10/08/2017 4:33:24 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (A person's greatest strength is his greatest weakness.)
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To: Redmen4ever

Tattoos... the ever-lasting jobstopper.


3 posted on 10/08/2017 4:36:53 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012 ("Be quiet... you are #fakenews!")
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To: Redmen4ever

All the years I was in it never occurred to me to get a tattoo. Never entered my mind.


4 posted on 10/08/2017 4:37:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Redmen4ever

Dont need a study to answer this one. Losers get tattoos. I’ve said for years “tats” serve a useful purpose. They identify people with whom you wouldn’t want to associate. And before you tattooed FR losers dive in about military, different culture. Talking about civilian idiots with ink.


5 posted on 10/08/2017 4:38:43 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Redmen4ever

It’s rare to see anyone under 30 without a tattoo. My wife and I had a waiter with facial tattoos. He was probably 35. He talked about all the different restaurants he’d worked in. That seems to be the one profession that accepts this. Not posh high dollar places though.


6 posted on 10/08/2017 4:41:17 AM PDT by albie
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To: from occupied ga

I think it’s hilarious when the old curmudgeons around here get all judgmental..

I’ve got tattoos, and they don’t seem to be causing me any problems with work or with morality, or with socialization.


7 posted on 10/08/2017 4:44:44 AM PDT by Hugh the Scot ("The days of being a keyboard commando are over. It's time to get some bloody knuckles." -Drew68)
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To: Redmen4ever

Not one tattoo. But I wanted one or more as a young man. I searched and searched and by the time I found something I would semi permanently mark my skin with. (Tattoo removal is better these days) I was older and perhaps wiser.


8 posted on 10/08/2017 4:45:43 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Redmen4ever

Golden Rules

A Wise Man once said;

You never gets a second chance to make a first impression.

You’ll never learn anything with your mouth open.

The Book of Proverbs is full of them.


9 posted on 10/08/2017 4:48:26 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Redmen4ever

Depends on the person...

I have 1 Tat a discrete Cross on my shoulder, I don’t smoke, drink, never been a criminal, did drugs, nor engaged in risky sexual behavior. And grew up in poverty...

Several of my relatives have Tats, and they follow the same pattern I do. Some have more than 1 Tat. Quite a few females, usually small flowers or butterfly type Tats.

Does that crap study include piercings that don’t leave you looking like a freak? I have 2 for earrings on the lobe of my ears. Most of us girls have pierced ears.


10 posted on 10/08/2017 4:52:00 AM PDT by GailA (Ret. SCPO wife: suck it up buttercups it's President Donald Trump!)
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To: GailA

Why?


11 posted on 10/08/2017 4:55:32 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Redmen4ever

Lets bring in the color narrative. I am a black women with NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE, red hair, wearing clothes 2 sizes to small for my rotund body speaking ebonics with an attitude, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ............your hired!


12 posted on 10/08/2017 4:59:38 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Trump plays chess the rest are still playing checkers)
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To: Redmen4ever

My mom would call them ‘tramp stamps’!


13 posted on 10/08/2017 5:00:26 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Hugh the Scot

I agree about the judgmental thing. I have never wanted a tattoo, but it may be age related. I do however know that you can never judge a book by it’s cover.

As former CJ Instructor, we teach people that the bad guy is rarely the one you think it is, especially if you are judging by tattoos or physical attributes. For instance: Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and neither Hillary or Bill Clinton have any tattoos....yet all of these people would be dangerous to have known! Obama had no tattoos either, that I could see?

As for jobs, I know a lot of people w tattoos who work everyday in jobs they love! So, although I do NOT care for tattoos, nor do I have one, it isn’t the way to determine a person’s worth! The past two generations have considered ‘body art’ a part of their culture. Enough said!


14 posted on 10/08/2017 5:00:30 AM PDT by Ambrosia
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m biased against them in the first place since I have a large unsightly but not normally visible birthmark that I wasn’t consulted on.

A few times I looked into surgery but it was way more than I could ever afford.


15 posted on 10/08/2017 5:00:38 AM PDT by wally_bert (I didn't get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone & West Germany)
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To: from occupied ga

I didn’t see “non-military” mentioned in the study.

Also said it was a yes or no question.

Lot’s of successful people I know have a tattoo or three in discreet locations not normally seen with business attire.

And My God, some of them even ride motorcycles on weekends.

As for me I’m tattoo and piercing free because that’s just me.


16 posted on 10/08/2017 5:01:12 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Hugh the Scot

I agree. A few tats not on visible neck or face are fine.

I don’t have any but many friends do. In discrete locations for business.


17 posted on 10/08/2017 5:08:23 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Redmen4ever

18 posted on 10/08/2017 5:09:55 AM PDT by McGruff (Lock Her Up! In a Padded Cell!)
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To: Redmen4ever

What a stupid article.


19 posted on 10/08/2017 5:12:28 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: Redmen4ever
... the studies only included a yes or no question regarding having one or more tattoos, and didn’t differentiate between having one discrete tattoo from being covered from head to foot ...

Note to all: Although a college professor with a PhD. used "discrete" instead of "discreet, that does not make it correct.

Thank you, I'll be here all week.

20 posted on 10/08/2017 5:15:08 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The tears of a clown outweigh the sobriety of facts." ~Michelle Malkin)
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