I’ve touched on this subject before: Getting tattoos that are usually visible versus getting tattoos that are usually covered up by your clothing. But a discussion in the About.com tattoo and bodypiercing forums (a link to About.com is in the sidebar on the right) got me thinking about the issue again.
All of my tattoos are in areas usually covered by my clothing. That was a conscious choice on my part, because I knew I’d have to meet employers’ dress codes for years to come and I didn’t want to ink myself out of a job. This is not to say I didn’t want a visible tat (or more than one) but I had to put other considerations first.
Well, now I’m retired and running my own business (OK, I have to put in a plug for that here, because I am proud of it, Logan Books) I can set my own dress code, and I’m strongly considering getting a bracelet tattoo on my left wrist. I’m proud of being a tattooed person and I’d like to show off my ink a little more. Besides, I’m hitting my 60th birthday in November and wouldn’t getting some new ink be a grand way to celebrate? 🙂
Have you had issues with hiding your ink to please your employer? Do you sometimes wonder what the guys and gals in the “suits” are hiding under all those conservative clothes? I sure do. It’s fun to think that the guy in the oh so proper suit might have a pinup girl on his leg or a koi on his back, and the lady in the go-to-meeting dress might have a dragon on her upper thigh and a Japanese half sleeve. My Egyptian tat shows off very nicely when I’m wearing a dress, but you know what? I can’t remember the last time I wore a dress. Retirement means a lot less money but a lot more fun.I hope you'll submit my posts to your favorite social media sites. Just don't "submit" them to your own site pretending to be yours. Thanks!