Employers’ attitudes differ on tattoos
One in five Americans now has a tattoo, according to federal statistics. Although body art is becoming more accepted by the mainstream, those with ink on their bodies also have to find ways to cover up to pursue their dream jobs.
Amy Prunest and Angie Myers show off their matching heart tattoos, freshly completed by Jason Jones at Bare Knuckles Custom Tattoo in Marmet.
Jones, artist at Bare Knuckles Custom Tattoo, left his bank job to pursue tattooing.
Nick Ross, former tattoo artist at Bent Schrader Tattoo in Spring Hill, displays his visible tattoos. Ross chose the profession after being rejected by several employers because of his heavy tattoos.
Nick Ross cleans a tattoo gun before changing ink on Sept. 15, at Bent Schrader Tattoo in Spring Hill.
Are tattoos OK in your workplace? They can be a touchy subject. This is a video by West Virginia Uncovered.