It seems that more and more people are being forced to cover up their body art. I honestly can’t believe it has gone this far. It seems with the growing popularity of tattoos and society some what “excepting” them, oddly enough more and more jobs are requiring their employees to cover up their body art. Which if you ask me is completely unfair. I feel that making someone cover up their tattoo is discrimination against people who have ink. I mean we are taught not to judge someone by the color of their skin, so why doesn’t this apply to someone who has a little ink on their skin? Sadly, I guess these “officials” do not feel the same way about this. They are more concerned about what people may think.
USA Today is reporting that cities and school districts around the country are forcing their employees to cover up their tattoos and if they don’t it could cost them their job. The powers that be say that this new ridiculous rule has been issued to help maintain a good image. This new rule is effecting teachers, janitors and firefighters.
Capt. Armando Hogan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Fire Department, explained the reason behind all the firefighters having to follow this rule. “We didn’t want to offend some people in the community.” If you ask me its all a bunch of bull. What about the men and women who risk their life to save someone from a fire or accident, have you they even thought about how this rule would offend them? Just goes to show that these officials are only looking at these issues from one side.
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