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This guy doesn't seem to think so. It's sad that in 2012 that tattoos are still just as vilified by these elitist pricks because they supposedly convey a "prison mentality." I hope Kaepernick does win a Super Bowl and then this douche will retire for his small-minded opinions.
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What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
I don't even approve of bumper stickers, Let alone tattoos.
Well for myself, I don't care what other people do.
I don't generally like the look of tattoos, but that's me. Don't think they're very professional. But these are professional football players for Christ's sake. Not nuns.
I file this under "Who gives a shit" in regards to a pro football player.
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"I'm gonna go home, I'm gonna sit down with my friends and family and hell, I might even get on top of my wife tonight. See y'all later!"
So...if you don't like tattoos you're an elitist prick? Hmmm.....interesting.
What people do (or don't do) to their own bodies is their choice! In this day and age, tattoos are FAR from limited to prisoners. Many of my fellow grad students (including fairly recently myself) as well as undergrad students have tattoos, some very visible.
Done right and well-planned, tattoos tell a story about the person bearing them, that's the way I see it. Not everyone else has to be in on it!
I'm in a service industry. When I have 2 qualified candidates looking for a position the one with visible tattoos keeps looking for a job.
I've got three, and plans for more. However, I've got a rule, tattoos are not visible while wearing a t-shirt and shorts.
There was a time the only folks with tattoos were inmates, ex-cons, bikers, members of Japanese organized crime and USN members/vets.
The first sports figure other than a boxer I remember with more than one tattoo was Dennis Rodman. The 49'ers QB is part of the generation that sees them as a personal statement and not exclusionary.
20 years ago NFL scouts would have run away from a QB prospect with that much ink. Now its all about if you can play.
There has been progress, but not a large amount. However, my generation (I'm 25) is getting inked up left and right. There are engineers, doctors, lawyers, and MBA's entering the workforce with more tattoos than ever before. Gotta believe when those people are the ones doing the hiring, the stigma will be severely reduced.
I have 5 tattoos that mean a lot to me. Doesn't take away my two degrees in ME or the fact that I'm damn good at what I do. My bosses agree (but I do live in California...)
Think before you ink.
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I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
Michael Vick had a shit load of tattoos long before the whole prison thing. Was he outraged about NFL QB's having tattoos then?
This guy mostly just sounds like a racist. He's cool with the brothers getting inked up since they're all thugs anyway, but don't mess with his stereotypical white hero QB that everyone loves to cheer for.
I think they look terrible but more power to you if you want to do that to your body
I'm in a professional design industry. I wouldn't think twice about hiring someone with visible tattoos, within reason.
When was this exactly?
Speaking of odd, if I was, I would get tattoos.
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The author Whitley sounds like a huge dumb old douche. Racist much?
I had a neighbor who owned a business. He told stories about never hiring a person to work in the office if they had tattoos. Working in the shop was okay but not too many.
This post was edited by Amos Calloway 20 months ago
Honestly, if I'm hiring somebody, depending on the field obviously, tattoos and some piercings are a positive. If someone is young and educated, tattoos are a sign of nothing more than creativity. But I think generally speaking the old stereotypes are more widely held.
This thread will not end well.
No, girls with tats are just as slutty as they were 25 years ago.
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I do think tattoos that are not excessive, like hidden under shirts and pants, are perfectly fine. I just believe that old-school mentality is tacky already. And an athlete with a tattoo is almost commonplace nowadays, so who cares?
I have a tattoo on my forearm and I always get compliments on it. It's of a Bible verse though so that my have something to do with it. I don't think it will stop my from getting jobs in the future.
If you work in a white collar field, they may ask you to wear long-sleeve shirts while in the office. Broadcasting a religion in a workplace in the sue-happy age we live in is a no-no.
Never understood brothers with tats.
You can't see 90% of them unless the dude is light skinned.
Yeah I know but I'm not going into a white collar field.
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