Pop Culture
May 02, 2008, 11:58AM

Showing Some Skin

A writer talks to various employers about job prospects for the roughly 1/3 of us who have tatoos or body piercings. The way the economy is going maybe that skull piercing wasn't such a good idea after all.

"Josh Jackson, chief editor of Paste Magazine, said he has mixed feelings on the issue.

"(Body art) says that they're not looking for safety and security in a job, that they care (more) about doing something interesting," he said. "It might also say their work is not a primary concern in life."

Gina Grumbach, a sophomore in nursing, said she would not remove her tongue ring despite the concerns of working in health care.

"Just because people have body art doesn't mean they aren't just as qualified," she said. "Body art should be accepted by now."


  • People are making a killing with tat removal outlets. Besides, didn't body art and excessive piercings go out around the same time as Smashing Pumpkins?

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