Updated March 28 at 10:28am

Body art in the workplace

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Body art in the workplace


Do you think tattoos and/or piercings hurt an applicant’s chances of getting hired?

• Yes – 80%

• No – 12%

• Not sure – 8%

If yes, why?

• Our customers don’t feel comfortable with body art – 45.5%

• They make the company look bad – 22.7%

• It’s harder to see applicant as a team player – 4.5%

• Other – 27.3%

Does your workplace have policies regarding tattoos and/or piercings?

• Yes – 32%

• No – 68%

Do you have any tattoos and/or piercings?

• Yes – 12%

• No – 88%


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