Many employers prohibit visible tattoos and body piercings on the job
- By JESSE FRUHWIRTH, StandardNet, Utah
At the counter of Lucky Bamboo Tattoo stood a woman with a fresh business-ready haircut, modest makeup, a Sesame Street diaper bag, smart jeans, a conservative shirt and a wide-eyed baby on her hip. She said she's the kind of woman who wants it all: the kids, the career, the tongue piercing.
The 23-year-old Kaysville receptionist, also tattooed on the back of her neck and back, was told by her boss to get rid of her tongue piercing, or at least use a clear glass piece of jewelry to fill it.
She says her boss's request is petty.
'Just because you have tattoos or piercings doesn't mean you can't do your job,' said the woman, who asked that her name not be used for fear her boss might be offended.
The woman's employer actually is more lenient than many.