- Question: Hi, I really want to get a tattoo on my inner forearm. Not too big but neither too small, just a single word written (a song title). It has a really deep and personal meaning for me. It’d be my first tattoo so I’ve been thinking about it for months. But I'm worried about the fact that I’ve been told that it could be an issue for my future job (I'm studying engineering). Now, consider that I want my tattoo to be as delicate as possible in terms of appearance but I'm scared about the consequences. - Anonymous
I always say, never worry about the consequences. Now a days, employers are becoming more and more lenient on tattoos. I honestly would not be worried at all, especially since this is your first (and so far only) tattoo. Also, inner forearm is an EASYYYY place to hide a tattoo. There’s no need to worry at all :)
Don’t worry about the consequences??? I agree with this tattoo it’d be easy to cover but that’s not really good advice in my opinion.
That’s some pretty terrible advice.
"Never worry about the consequences" is incredibly shitty advice, especially for someone who has very valid concerns.
Despite tattooing being more mainstream, and more employers having more lenient dress codes in terms of tattoos “now a days”, the stark reality is that the majority of jobs that you’ll apply for will have policies that specifically state ‘no visible tattoos’ as well as having limits on piercings.
If you completely ignore that fact, you cut off a good portion of the job market, and some fields are stricter than others. Jobs that aren’t always very public facing tend to have more lenient policies than others.
Jobs that have tattoo policies and a uniform may be completely out of the question if you can’t easily cover your tattoos with SHORT sleeves (many places use short sleeved polos as uniform shirts).
Guess what you can’t hide with short sleeves?
Tattoos on the forearm, inner or outer.
While your end career may land you in something more relaxed about visible tattoos, you’re more than likely going to have a string of shitty, unskilled labor, low paying jobs on your path there and those companies have NO incentive to want to have wiggle room on dress code because it doesn’t cost them much to fire and re-hire someone willing to fall in line and in those sectors you are not a valuable asset, you’re easily replaceable and if you want t ‘never worry about the consequences’ and do whatever you want they can find 15 other unemployed people who would be happy to fall in line and get the paycheck.
That tattooadvice blog reads like it’s run by someone who is 14.
Oh, and I say this as someone with two forearm tattoos (inner, and they’re not ‘eaaaaasyyyyy’ to hide). three ankle to mid-thigh sized tattoos, and a large shoulder to elbow piece.
You damn well should think about the consequences, because it can and will likely affect what potential employers think of you and may put you lower on the list of potential offers if it comes down to the one with the tattoos who might be seen as slightly ‘weird’ or may get lumped in with negative stereotypes others tend to have about tattooed people, or the person who is tattoo free, even if you’re more skilled, chances are you are not going to win.
Oh, and text tattoos, upside down tattoos, or badly done tattoos make it worse; any of the above makes it appear as though you’re rather dull, have little creativity, can’t follow directions (if you could you wouldn’t have an upside down tattoo), isn’t a team player, or has a history of poor decision making (which is why you have a boring ass text only tattoo, an upside down tattoo, or a badly done scratcher piece).
If you think it’s unfair, you’re right.
If you think you can do anything about it, you’re probably 18 and have no concept of how reality works.
Oh, and it’s legal for an employer to refuse to hire you or to fire you for visible tattoos unless you can prove it’s for legitimate religious reasons, and a word from a shitty band’s shitty song will not fall under that under any circumstances.
Now a days.
Yeah stop listening to tattooadvice…
That said, there’s 3 kinds of engineering jobs:
- the kind where most everyone will be wearing long sleeves, because the dress code says you have to wear a tie
- the kind where you’re wearing long sleeves for safety reasons
- the kind where the guy at the next desk over has a blue mohawk
and at any of those jobs, either your tattoo will be covered, or no one will care.
(source: I am an engineer)
Same with software engineering. Though the second is less for safety reasons and more for comfy reasons.
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About as concise as I can make it without being obtuse.
a description of the general contruction of my Nui dress from the pattern I made
for kawaiilittle-shit and several others who asked
and as before the DIY pattern cutting tutorial to get the bodice tight to your body is here:
Check out this awesome guide for making Nui’s dress by hl-hja! I didn’t make my dress this way, but it’s a great guide :D
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