Charlie Ryan says:”I support Margaret’s comments here, as we are seeing this effect every day with young people. Tattoos are an ongoing problem where the company sees a visible tattoo, they often consider it as not reflective of their brand. I have to say in our offices any tattoo would have to be discreet for us to consider recruiting the individual, as it would go against the classic professional dress code expected by me, our clients and candidates. However, I would also say if our company worked more in the media world, or industrial world, then the judgements made might be the opposite, i.e. you possibly don’t look the part if you don’t have one. ” It’s all about the individual not ruling themselves out of any environment too early and being aware of how some of these early decisions, might rule them out of certain environments where they had hoped to work.”

Original article: The Times