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cameronfraser88
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Re: tattoos

Postby cameronfraser88 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:33 pm

Not to mentions beezys with tattoos are hot as shit.

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bumblebeetoona
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Re: tattoos

Postby bumblebeetoona » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:42 pm

Tattoos aren't THAT hard to hide. In fact, there are probably more tattooed professionals out there than you might think. See this site for some doctors/lawyers/professors/finance types:

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Series70
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Re: tattoos

Postby Series70 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:14 pm

I know it's over a year old, but this seems to be the most informative thread on TLS about tattoos and legal employment.

I'm positive I'll be able to keep my forearm tattoo hidden during my (prospective) future career as a prosecutor--there aren't too many occasions I can envision where I'll be required to wear a t-shirt to work.

But judging from what some previous posters have said, it seems that you can't be a (male) lawyer without being forced to wear polo shirts, play golf, and attend lame company picnics. All of these things violate my personal code of ethics. (For the record, I'm also against khaki pants, yellow/pink/purple dress shirts, and grown men wearing shorts other than during athletic activities.) Am I screwed?

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Re: tattoos

Postby saladfiend » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:27 pm

For what it's worth, tattoos on the lower arm aren't even allowed in the Marines anymore.

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Re: tattoos

Postby Marionberry » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:01 pm

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This guy managed to get elected district judge with sleeves.
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Series70
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Re: tattoos

Postby Series70 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:11 pm

saladfiend wrote:For what it's worth, tattoos on the lower arm aren't even allowed in the Marines anymore.


That's not entirely accurate: http://www.usmc.mil/news/messages/Pages ... 29-10.aspx

(The new policy is also explained here: http://www.usmc.mil/unit/mcasyuma/Pages ... attoo.aspx)

Sleeves are no longer allowed, but you can have a tattoo that is exposed in the standard PT uniform (shorts and a T-shirt) provided that its size does not exceed that of "the wearer’s hand with fingers extended and joined and the thumb touching the base of the index finger." (Not that I plan on enlisting, but I'd still be ok.)

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Re: tattoos

Postby hncsarge34 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:26 pm

If you're going to have a visible tattoo, make sure it sends the right message. You can never go wrong with Judge Dredd

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Re: tattoos

Postby splittsville » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:29 pm

The tattoos I have are great to remind me how cool I was in 2001, and how lame I am now for getting a tattoo in 2001.

Get a time machine and go back to 1998 when they were semi-rebellious and might have meant something more than just having a tattoo. They have jumped the shark. They are over and done with.

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Re: tattoos

Postby Barbie » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:41 pm

I have 7 tattoos and the only ones not on my back/hidden areas is one on the inside of my lower arm, and a really small one on my inner ankle. The firm I work for noticed my arm tattoo during the 2nd interview (this is FL, no way am I wearing long sleeves) and he said that since it was simple and not very colorful he would over look it, and they obv hired me.... I keep a thick bracelet in one of my drawers that I can pull up over it if needed. I'm not going to get it removed or anything, but I doubt I will be getting any more visible ones. If it is hidden by a short sleeved shirt and shorts, though, I think you're okay....

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Re: tattoos

Postby devilpolo12 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:17 pm

When I got my tattoo, I made location an absolute priority. The wisdom of a friend's mom (for women): You need to be able to attend both a cocktail party and a tennis match with your boss without it showing. Mine is on my side, and it's covered no matter what without me even having to think about it. If you want a tattoo, get it, but be smart about where, especially for women. This seems sexist, but its true: A lot of older men really don't like tattoos on women.

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Re: tattoos

Postby Barbie » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:18 pm

devilpolo12 wrote:When I got my tattoo, I made location an absolute priority. The wisdom of a friend's mom (for women): You need to be able to attend both a cocktail party and a tennis match with your boss without it showing. Mine is on my side, and it's covered no matter what without me even having to think about it. If you want a tattoo, get it, but be smart about where, especially for women. This seems sexist, but its true: A lot of older men really don't like tattoos on women.


yes, true. but a lot of older men do ;) haha

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Re: tattoos

Postby kazu » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:21 pm

devilpolo12 wrote:When I got my tattoo, I made location an absolute priority. The wisdom of a friend's mom (for women): You need to be able to attend both a cocktail party and a tennis match with your boss without it showing. Mine is on my side, and it's covered no matter what without me even having to think about it. If you want a tattoo, get it, but be smart about where, especially for women. This seems sexist, but its true: A lot of older men really don't like tattoos on women.

Yeah... I've been thinking about getting one there as well, seems like the best place for women (non-tramp stamp but can be easily covered up). I just haven't been able to decide on what I want to get... putting it off until I know for sure. :)

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Re: tattoos

Postby JJDancer » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:19 pm

Before my present internship I would have said "dont do it. you will likely be judged and it looks unprofessional" but I'm interning at a PDs office and there are female attorneys with ankle tattoos, one that has it on her side (can be visible if you raise your arm), and another senior attorney who has tattoos down both arms. So I'm guessing it doesn't matter as much.

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Re: tattoos

Postby john titor » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:23 pm

i am heavily tattooed and it has never been a problem. I wear long sleeves to work. no one knows I am tattooed, and if they do know (like if they've peered through one of my white shirts intensely), they havent said anything. I like to think that my bosses are mature enough to realize that subdermal art is not going to affect my lawyering ability.

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Re: tattoos

Postby Oban » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:30 pm

I have a tattoo on my for-arm. I'm going to get another one on my other for-arm by the time law school is over. Interviews, work, formal events = long sleeve shirts. By the time i'm at an event where i'd want to be short sleeves at work, i wouldn't care what anyone thinks. It hasn't been a problem. If you are scared don't get one.

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Re: tattoos

Postby Skyhook » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:26 pm

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