Skin Art: Gotta have it or waste of money?

Too much? - tatoo head
@Bee1955 (3887)
United States
April 22, 2007 12:17am CST
Fanatics of the hit show "Miami Ink" enjoy the artists and their clients reactions toward getting and finishing the tatoos. Many say the show gave them the inspiration to get their own tatoos. Sometimes a little discretely placed one or two is ok, but on the other side being a human picture frame scares many people, including employers. I've seen many of my inked-up friends cover themselves extensively for job interviews, even for a fast food job. I've known people who were sacked because of their tatoos, whether overly suggestive to just being too decorated. 'Appearance was not becoming of being an asset to the business' (this was on a unemployment application as a reason for being dismissed) does confirm the fact that forethought is needed when deciding on a tatoo topic, where its placed and whether you should get one at all. DID YOU KNOW? Doctors and hospitals in the US and Canada have the right to refuse service to inked clients irregardless of the state of emergency. Also: blood banks, paramedics, private schools and colleges, ETC. Have you ever have trouble with your tatoos or known anyone who did?
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• United States
22 Apr 07
There are too many people that have tattoos for this discrimation to continue. All your facts in this post sounds like class action suit to happen. I don't have any tattooes yet. i an a huge fan of Miami Ink but I wanted a tattoo before I started watching the show. I agree location, size, and subject matter does matter. But if employers, except white collar like IBM, want to be that predjudge toward qualified people that just happen to have tattoos, they will be missing out.
• United States
22 Apr 07
I don't understand why doctors and hospitals would consider not taking care of a patient with tattoos? What would be their reasoning? They can't refuse to treat someone with full blown AIDS. I have a tattoo and will get another and maybe even another. I have mine on my ankle. It isn't anything too wild. I won't have the others in places where they are easily seen either. I didn't have a problem with my first one, so I don't think I'd have a problem with any others. Ony reputable tattoo places are the ones I'd go to where they use new needles and they are very clean.
22 Apr 07
The thing about tattoo's is we may change our feelings for them and pay extra money to have them removed, also when we're old and grey they'd look amazingly gross. I remember seeing a sailor on holiday, slightly chubby guy and his arms was full of them. He turned to someone who had a tattoo and said "I wished I never had these" and then walked off. Waste of money in my opinion. (for me) ~Joey P.s For other's it's cool aslong as they're happy and know that it's forever, unless you pay a lot of money to have them removed. (which is somewhat pointless)
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@mags31ca (203)
• Canada
24 Apr 07
It is against the law in Canada for any hospital to refuse emergency medical treatment. Anyone who is refused medical treatment has grounds for a serious law suit that could result in the hospital losing their accredidation.
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@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
23 Apr 07
To me they are a waste of money, but if someone else wants to get one, that is their right and I have nothing against them. I actually have seen some that are quite attractive. I have never heard of anyone who has been refused service at a hospital or doctors because of a tattoo. I do not believe that is legal, although I cannot say for sure. I do know that employers can refuse to hire you if you have visible tattoos that they consider inappropriate.
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