Why are Professionals Removing Their Tattoos?

There are quite a few reasons why people choose to remove tattoos which can include, dodgy artwork, out of fashion tattoos, starting a family, a new partner, but the one of the most common reasons is usually for career advancement or a new job.


Professionals removing their tattoos


1. Applying for The Armed Forces, Police or Fire

We see many young people trying to get into the armed forces, police or fire departments.  No matter which branch they are trying for, each and every one of them do not allow hand or neck tattoos. Both the Police and Fire Department have similar rules prior to hire.

2. Trust

Trust is another reason professional people opt to remove tattoos, especially the health care sector.  We are aware that many older patients do not trust their health care providers if they have visible tattoos.  Hence, why most hospitals and doctor’s offices make their employees cover tattoos.

3. Professional Appearance 

Some people choose to remove tattoos to have a more professional appearance. I have had several realtors and sales people come in to remove visible tattoos because they didn’t want their potential clients to think they were just a “tacky” salesman out to make a quick buck.

4. Advancement

The biggest reason I hear is for career advancement.   People usually get tattoos when they are younger and don’t really think about future careers and where their lives may take them.  Most people start out at entry level jobs and in time get promoted into more advanced, responsible positions.   A lot of people with visible tattoos are passed over for promotions,  employers want them to look as professional as possible, since they are representing the company as a whole.

No matter the reason, removing visible tattoos can help you achieve  career advancement or a new job.   Here at Rethink Laser Tattoo Removal we are dedicated to helping you remove your unwanted tattoos and hope we can help you pursue the career or your dreams. Get a quote today and start your tattoo removal journey.

Read the Australian Defence Policy on tattoos