Survey: Tattoos Hurt ... Your Chances of Getting the Job

Do you have a tattoo? If so, it may cut your chances of getting a job.

Eight-five percent of respondents to a recent poll said tattoos and body piercings actually lower chances of getting hired, a leap from 19 percent in 2001, according to

The online survey of 468 workers, conducted by, a career Web site, found that 42 percent of employees who responded have at least one tattoo or body piercing, but that 53 percent of those who have them hide them when working.

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