Early last year I blogged about the military’s decision to allow visible tattoos as long as they were not on the face or neck and were not deemed to be objectionable. Ring finger tattoos were also okay. The military made this change because the new rules which had prohibited visible tattoos were hurting recruitment efforts as well as reenlistments. It turns out that the majority of the military have tattoos and by banning them, the U.S. Army and other branches severely undermined their own personnel.
Fast forward to today and the Marines have updated their uniform policy to allow women to wear crew-neck tees which would cover up their chest tattoos (see image below) – previously only men were allowed to wear them. This is just another example of the acceptance employers must utilize in order to get the help they need. Not to mention the fact that it is yet another small step towards women’s equality on the job. Let’s face it, the antiquated notions and stereotypes regarding people with tattoos are fading away. All of the patients I treat with the revolutionary PicoSure laser are fine, upstanding citizens who have made a personal decision to remove or alter their artwork. Having said that, I still treat many people who feel that their tatts are holding them back at work.
If you have a tattoo you would like to safely and completely remove with the PicoSure laser I can be reached by phone @ 512-479-9997 or just stop by my NEW location in Austin, TX: Austin Medspa on W. 6th St.