Slide 1: Tattoos Hurt too much! I could never handle it! I don’t want to regret it! If I get one I won’t get a job! (Dramatization of the reality to invoke humor) http://www.flickr.com/photos/damongman/5437754352/sizes/l/
Slide 2: This is where people see themselves if they go out and get a tattoo. That is simply not the case anymore. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleigh290/3514709164/sizes/l/
Slide 3: Getting a tattoo is no longer career suicide, nor is it as painful as some may think. In the the next five minutes I will explain to you how you can get a multitude of ink and still receive that pay check. http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardvanhemmen/10114453903/sizes/k/
Slide 4: Make sure they’re clean and licensed. Rather you have tattoos or not, you will be grateful you learned this before you go under the needle again, because you will.
Slide 5: I’m here to let you know that well placed, tasteful tattoos are okay in the workplace.
Slide 6: Even if you don’t want ink, look into the culture and lifestyle. You will be surprised on the stories that are told through this medium.
Slide 7: Even preschool schools and doctor offices allow their employees to wear open ink. There are many positive reasons that you won’t regret your choices. I will share some of my personal reasons why I’ve gone under the needle so many times. http://www.flickr.com/photos/supporttattoosandpiercingsatwork/8690231179/sizes/l/
Slide 8: Point One – Introduce Alex Campbell, a preschool and Joe Summers Jr., a psychiatric evaluator. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hryckowian/2651901622/sizes/l/
Slide 9: Alex did not hesitate to get an elaborate, bright Koi on her leg with a lavish water backdrop. She doesn’t hide it either. She even informs the students what it is and not to touch it after she has recently received work. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aheram/2497547758/sizes/l/ http://pixabay.com/en/no-admittance-do-not-touch-hand-98806/ Muther, C. (2006, March 20). In some offices, tattoos no longer taboo. website: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/20/arts/20iht-tattoo.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Slide 10: Joe says that they he uses his two full sleeves as a tool. Showing some of his ink can put some people more at ease. This allows the rapport to be built much quicker. http://www.flickr.com/photos/supporttattoosandpiercingsatwork/8690236513/sizes/l/ Hennessey, R. (2013, February 27). Tattoos no longer a kiss of death in the workplace. website: http://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelhennessey/2013/02/27/having-a-tattoo-and-a-job/
Slide 11: Point Two – The reasons behind them are all different. Some are good and some are bad. This is to help you choose correct path. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aznewbeginning/1722480301/sizes/o/
Slide 12: Military service is often the source. Me serving in the Marine Corps, I have seen more Eagle Globe and Anchor tattoos than I could possibly count. http://www.flickr.com/photos/22711505@N05/7421050912/sizes/l/
Slide 13: Family members, deceased or alive, are a big reason as well. Parents and children are a good choice when considering going to a parlor. http://www.flickr.com/photos/supporttattoosandpiercingsatwork/8567014154/sizes/o/
Slide 14: Point Three –I am lucky enough to have chosen the correct path each time. I am grateful to have gone under the needle as much as I have. http://www.flickr.com/photos/supporttattoosandpiercingsatwork/8690228753/sizes/l/ Heinrichs, K. (1999). Tattoos No Longer Taboo?. Christianity Today, 43(6), 17.
Slide 15: “What does that say?” I hear that constantly about what is written down my shin. I have ten relatively large tattoos. All but one is positive and deeply meaningful. That one is simply a piece from an artist I’ve always admired.
Slide 16: Some represent my father, others show my faith, and a few that show my hobbies. It’s all a form of expression through art. For a growing number of Christians, tattoos are being used as a permanent proclamation of faith.
Slide 17: What does this mean to you? It means it is time to make a conscience, educated decision on your next tattoo. If it is your first or another of many, choose wisely. http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardvanhemmen/8539517891/sizes/l/
Slide 18: Again, tattoos are not all bad and career ending. More and more their taboo has been banished. You can, and most will, choose to go under the needle, and now you can make your decision. http://www.flickr.com/photos/supporttattoosandpiercingsatwork/8584754530/sizes/o/
Slide 19: The horror stories are becoming no more than a myth. You are able to get tasteful and well placed tattoos and still have the career you’ve dreamt of. http://www.flickr.com/photos/supporttattoosandpiercingsatwork/8584764138/sizes/l/
Slide 20: With the industries we have chosen to pursue makes these colorful expressions easier to have and not worry about being let go. Now set forth and come up with your next big story to tell through art. http://www.flickr.com/photos/supporttattoosandpiercingsatwork/8583663851/sizes/l/
Kevin Smith. Professional Communication and Presentation (School Project)
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Muther, C. (2006, March 20). In some offices, tattoos no longer taboo. website:
Hennessey, R. (2013, February 27). Tattoos no longer a kiss of death in the workplace. website:
Heinrichs, K. (1999). Tattoos No Longer Taboo?. Christianity Today, 43(6),