Some results from a survey of 468 employees conducted by Vault:
- 85% say tattoos and piercings hurt their job prospects
- 64% report they cause a negative effect on the opinions of co-workers and employers
- 49% said their company had no policy on piercings and tattoos
- most employees conceal their tattoos at work
"Regardless of who the real person may be, stereotypes associated with piercings and tattoos can and do affect others," one respondent said. "In general, individuals with tattoos and body piercings are often viewed as 'rougher' or 'less educated.'"