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Why would an employer ban body piercings but not visible tattoos?

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One possibility is that they might ban piercings for health and safety reasons (rather than image ones) - e.g. they might catch on workplace equipment/clothing and cause an injury. This is likely if your job is physical (sports, workshop, kitchen based etc).

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No...I work with kids...supposedly the piercings are inappropriate yet the tattoos are fine that's all the reason boss man gave
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Because piercings can be removed as tattoos can not

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Yes but they can be covered...and even so when you get a tattoo you are accepting that you may be judged negatively and that they may keep you from certain jobs...therefore why discriminate between the two???
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Again.
Piercings are somewhat unprofessional looking of they are on the face. Or in a sense gauges.
They probably will allow basic piercings .. But nothing displeasing.
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Are tattoos professional???
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No they are not.
do you not understand that companies have set rules.
That they have to follow?
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Ok so if tattoos are not professional than why are they not banned?? Or covered shall I say...If it was a ban on all body modification I'd simply say ok yes sir I understand however that is not the case.
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If you want to work there you have to go by their rules. I would guess they like tatt's better. There is no discrimination in what they are doing.

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Legally no...but ya it is discrimination because their both body modification...the rule is based on the fact we coach kids and that its not a good example...from that view how are tattoos better then piercings?
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There not saying that one over rules the other.
They just do not want them to be visible.
They want the store to be represented by clean respectful people.
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Visible tatts are allowed!!!! Body jewelry is not!!!! Are they not both body modifications???
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Okay!
Then!they do not allow piercings!
That is not discrimination though!
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I don't think anyone said the one is better than the other. If you want the logic behind the decision ask the employer.
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Exactly.
They have rules that the company has given and your employer has to enforce them.
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The supposed logic is: we work with children, coaching them. and supposedly its a bad example to have such things yet tattoos are fine...in other words "boss" won't ban tatts cause then he'd be screwed himself and 90% of the staff...and so they simply decided to ban the jewelry. I'm looking for a good reason how that makes any sense.
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Anna...... Well keep looking, I think you're beating a dead horse but it is up to you!
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Ok then the answer is that it's a stupid rule made up by pricks and that's all
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You are just mad you cannot be right!
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Piercing on the face are displeasing, all in all
And tattoo's are hide-able.
all of companies have rules. you have to abide.

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This comment doesn't address my question...if visible tattoos are fine then what's the issue with a nose stud...we coach kids, if they want to base the choice on being a bad example I'd think they'd ban visible tatts as well??? Where am I wrong?
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A nose stud is displeasing to the eye.
They just DO NOT like their workers to have facial piercings or gauges.. For example I worked at target.
They did not want facial piercings.
It is just what they are supposed to enforce they do not discriminate!
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How can they "ban" visible tattoos?! They are permanent!
They can just tell you to wear a longer shirt.
And if they don't allow visible tattoos they probably will not consider hiring you.
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You can cover tattoos...and I already coach, I have been for 3yrs...my boss has visible tattoos and most of my co-workers do as well, yet I'm not allowed a tiny stud that barely anyone sees??? The rule was virtually made just for me.
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I don't think so.
A lot if company's do not allow nose studs they want them out.
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I'm not saying you as meaning you. I mean generally.
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I'm starting to see that. But the reasoning behind it??? Well there seems to be no good reason...at least I haven't heard one yet.
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Sorry it pisses you off!
The people in this world are OFF!
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