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Hello to all, I am an MBA HR student, certain of my classmates have got tattoos done on visible parts like forearm, wrist.. and a issue was created regarding corporate policy that while getting rehired, tattoos if found wont let you get job...i wanted to know is this true? Is there any such corporate policy that if you have a visible tattoo on your body like forearms or wrists, it leads to no job??

From India, Mumbai
I do not know about Indian companies; it could affect with MNCs. Please see Tattoos and management don't mix | Chartered Management Institute <link updated to site home> ( Search On Cite | Search On Google )
Probably, it also depends upon the size, shape, and messages that tattoos display.
More links at Google

From United Kingdom
Many people tatoo a name of the company in visible portion, what happens when they have to change their job.
Better avoid tattoing brand name/controversial topics, it will affect your ability to get a new job.

From India, Bangalore
Hi Dhruti,
Well there is no such rule defined in laws in India but it is also depends on organizational policies. If any Company/Organization having such rule defined, it is just to maintain the good and professional work atmosphere and culture which i dont think is bad anyhow. Tattos are not bad thing but visible tattoos can be a problem anytime.
I personally know many company/organization where they have such strict rules and always take care of Personal /Physical Appearance of candidate/employees and rejected many employees with visible tattoos at neck and hand. Tattoos and other related things belong to the personal life that must not mix with professional life i believe.
Professional Demeanor and Physical Appearance matters alot at work place that can certainly affect job but It depends on the industry, the office environment and internal organizational policies and the image of the company you work for.

From India, Gurgaon
Dear Anil,
Thank you for your valuable advise, yes i do agree its does look unprofessional, but few of my classmates got and we had an debate on this issue, but getting to know from citehr makes all the big difference.

From India, Mumbai
Dear All,
I am working in a reputed company as HR Assistant. My concern is doing activities for the youth on the eve of World Literacy Day . So my responsibility is to take care of chief guest. am planing to invite 1 IAS and 1 Minister whom i know very well, Give me some suggestion for 3rd chief guest some one special i tried APJ Kalam but he is quite busy on that date so friends please suggest me some other famous people in Tamil Nadu.
Thanks in advance
Martin J

From India, Chennai
Dear Dhruti,
Yes as per govt job policy in some govt jobs its total banned if you have visible tattoo so you cannot join some important dept in govt
like defense/ ordinance/ police/intelligence & in private sectors like IT & other MNCs has banned & rest companies can allow you it will be depend on their company policy.
All the very best .
Aarin Ratnesh Sorathiya
Sr. Hr Executive
Aspee Gruop Mumbai
(You can add me on LinkedIn )

From India, Imphal
Tatoo is not an Indian culture. Indian corporate can not and does not digest such childish attitude. it shows that a candidate attends interview with such funny acts, certainly, it shows that, he/she is neither professionalized nor interested in professionalizing to become a professional. similarly, the jeans and short-shirts too project oneself an immature personality. College days and professional days must be distinguished with dress code and knowledge.
From India, Pune
The above post by Sundar prompted me to search if tattooing was done in India or not, as I seem to remember workers with tattoos even in 1950s. I found from The History Of Tattooing - From Tattoo Temple Hong Kong that tattooing has been pracrised for ages both in the East and the West. I was also surprised to find that it has become a craze with IT workers in Bangalore Bangalore's IT workers start tech tattoo craze - Telegraph
From United Kingdom
Our friend Simhan is very much correct. The tattoo is very much ;liked and adopted by workers who are neither managers or aspiring managers.
Managerial staff members do not like such practices but they wish to improve their skills and not a showy like tattoo.
Recruiters show their frown faces only, when they come across such uncomfortable situations.
Our country is India and we have no such mindset in accepting tattoos and the like.

From India, Pune

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