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visible tattoos
« on: May 17, 2008, 11:52:58 AM »
I knew I couldn't show tattoos in the court room, but as a student I figured schools would not be so strict, however I am visitng a law school now and they said during classes we cannot have visible tattoos... has anyone ever heard of schools regulating your appearance while you are a student?

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Re: visible tattoos
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008, 12:01:29 PM »
I have not heard of a regulation for tattos by law schools.  Probably a good idea though!!  Everyone has got them though. Tats today are fads!!

                 

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Re: visible tattoos
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008, 01:29:47 PM »
That seems pretty silly. Was it a religious school? You'd think as long as you're not in court (or at a formal competition, like moot court or something), it wouldn't matter.
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Re: visible tattoos
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2008, 03:28:15 PM »
Nope...I have a visible one (if you really pay attention) and so do my friends and we've never had a problem.
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Re: visible tattoos
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2008, 09:20:06 PM »
That is definitely a weird restriction for a non-religious school. 

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Re: visible tattoos
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2008, 02:43:45 PM »
Yeah that is an odd restriction... but I do know that my tattoo gets more odd looks and comments down south than it does anywhere else.

I remember once that someone said I shouldn't have a tattoo if I wanted to do something professional.  My tattoo's on my upper left arm, though, so I just said that as long as I was wearing a long sleeved shirt, it'd definitely be covered...and it's still covered by short sleeved polo shirts.

He then said, "But what if you're playing golf or something, and the sleeve slips down and your tattoo shows?"   ...I just said I'd cross that bridge if and when I got to it, haha.
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Re: visible tattoos
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2008, 03:15:47 PM »
A tattoo is a "loser" identifier.  They are not allowed in our school.
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Re: visible tattoos
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2008, 03:56:21 PM »
A tattoo is a "loser" identifier.  They are not allowed in our school.

Dammit!  Another opportunity lost because of my tattoo.  Are you just mad because I never responded to your emails?
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Re: visible tattoos
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2008, 05:22:55 AM »
Yeah that is an odd restriction... but I do know that my tattoo gets more odd looks and comments down south than it does anywhere else.

I remember once that someone said I shouldn't have a tattoo if I wanted to do something professional.  My tattoo's on my upper left arm, though, so I just said that as long as I was wearing a long sleeved shirt, it'd definitely be covered...and it's still covered by short sleeved polo shirts.

He then said, "But what if you're playing golf or something, and the sleeve slips down and your tattoo shows?"   ...I just said I'd cross that bridge if and when I got to it, haha.

I doubt anyone will care about something on the upper arm. If you're already to the golfing stage then you should be fine. I'm thinking about getting a 3/4 sleeve after my first year, so I can roll my cuff up a little. I figure it shouldn't be an issue in the workplace.

Some interesting professionals with tats are on http://www.inkedinc.com/

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Re: visible tattoos
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2008, 07:45:37 PM »
I'm getting mine zapped this summer, both to prevent any potential problems with "professionalism," but mostly because I'm sick of it. Youthful mistake. Wish I could save that removal fee, though.