Years ago getting a tattoo was seen as a death sentence for landing a good paying job. No one would dream of hiring a heavily tattooed person as a doctor, lawyer, or CEO of a major company. The stigma of ink often regulated tattooed individuals to jobs in the arts community or some low paying work.
However, a Forbes article shows that these attitudes have changed in recent years. Employers are much more lax on their tattoo policies for inked employees. Especially with today's job market, many companies are looking more at a potential employees qualifications and than their appearance. More tattooed workers are becoming more acceptable in the medical, professional, and even academic fields. This is very good news for those that are graduating college and about to enter the workforce, as many young people today have some sort of tattoos.
Of course there are still those that are detractors to the tattoos in the workplace. They seem them as potential distractions for co-workers and/or clients. But, if this trend continues, it is safe to say that soon tattoos in the workplace will be a problem of the past.