Hiding a tattoo in the summer

I have a tattoo that is very large and starts right above my elbow. If I wear a polo the bottom half of it is showing. How can I hide it during casual setting in the summer? I think wearing long sleeve linen shirts is my only option. Any other suggestions? Hiding it because I don't want it impacting any first impressions.

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Feb 26, 2019

Why did you get it in the first place then...

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Feb 26, 2019

Are you dense? Anyone capable of thinking realizes that it's smart to show or not show certain characteristics depending on setting.

"The only thing I know is that I know nothing, and i am no quite sure that i know that." Socrates

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Feb 26, 2019

"Gee, I know that in my career/lifestyle, I'll need to conceal this tattoo."

"Hey! I have a great idea! Let me get this tattoo in an area visible with a shirt on!"

Are you ret*rded?

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Feb 26, 2019

Nah not really dude. I disagree. Abundance mentality. Bare your soul to the world. If you live by your principals, you shouldn't be ashamed or embarrassed of any aspect of yourself. Practice self-compassion. You were a baby once. Don't be a pussy. Wear the polo.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Feb 26, 2019

I have what I suppose is a half sleeve on one arm. Wear a button down and roll up the sleeves. It's not complicated.

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Feb 26, 2019

My standard weekend uniform is button down and rolled up sleeves, office or not, year-round. I think it's been years since anyone I worked with saw any of my tattoos.

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Feb 26, 2019

Yeah this is what I do now. Based on what you and CRE are saying i'll just continue doing this thanks

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Feb 27, 2019

My turn to be shocked by something about you.

Wow

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Feb 26, 2019

You work in an office for christ sakes, wear long sleeves. If anyone asks, tell them you like long sleeves. End of story. Case closed.

There are some real block heads on this forum.

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Feb 26, 2019

Username checks out

"The only thing I know is that I know nothing, and i am no quite sure that i know that." Socrates

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Feb 27, 2019

just be yourself

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Feb 27, 2019

also just be confident bro

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Feb 27, 2019

Do people still have bad impressions of tattoos nowadays?
Seriously, a partial or half of a Tat peeking out from under a shirt sleeve wouldn't even warrant an eye bat in most industries, as long as it's not on blatant display.
But I guess if you're really concerned about it, wear long sleeves and roll them up to 3/4 or forearm length. Or else buy some DermaBlend makeup to cover (which is what they do for actors).

Feb 26, 2019
MissD:

Do people still have bad impressions of tattoos nowadays?
Seriously, a partial or half of a Tat peeking out from under a shirt sleeve wouldn't even warrant an eye bat in most industries, as long as it's not on blatant display.

Do you know what forum you're on?

I say this as someone with idk...6 tattoos - the answer is unquestionably yes.

It is not outlandish to think that 50-60 year olds in finance, perhaps the most traditional of all industries out there along with law, would prefer their teams and employees to not have visible tattoos. No one is going to care if you have them, but when they can see them in a business setting, it's a completely different story.

Hell, I don't even let mine show when I'm on the golf course for work. I'll wear a quarter zip when it's colder or one of those athletic long sleeve undershirts under my short sleeve golf shirt. Again, I love tattoos, but that doesn't mean they're anywhere near appropriate to show off in a business setting.

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Feb 27, 2019

If you don't stand up and fight for your right to bare your tattoos to the world in public, then who will?

Feb 26, 2019

It's funny you say that. Do you like Huey Lewis and The News?

I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.

"The only thing I know is that I know nothing, and i am no quite sure that i know that." Socrates

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Feb 27, 2019
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