Saturday, January 25, 2020
SmartLawyer, Should Lawyers Get Inked?:
It would be hard to call getting a tattoo a rebellious act or a thumbing of the nose at social norms or expectations. ... 36% of U.S. people between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo.
But what of lawyers?
Should they risk getting a tattoo, given they work in one of the more conservative professions going? ...
Lawyers are not, say, lifeguards. They don’t expose a lot of skin. And just about all of the advice we saw on the internet said lawyers can definitely rock a tat — just make sure it’s not exposed.
Several discussions on Reddit focus on it:
“I know plenty of attorneys with tats. Just nothing on your face, neck or hands,” one wrote.
And another: “If you can cover them up I don't think you have anything to worry about. Sure, tattoos showing in client meetings or in court may be slightly offputting, but if you're willing to wear long sleeves at work then what's the issue? Nobody will be the wiser.”