Tattoos in Banking

Everyone has thought about the fact of getting a tattoo (big or small) at some point in their life. Some can be small, hidden and unnoticeable but others can be huge.

What is the whole sentiment about having one in the office, is there a stigma around it, like you are instantly machine gun kelly or some shit if you have one? Do you guys know anyone in the office with one, maybe your MD has tats of all his ex-wives names on his ass, you never know...

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Comments (16)

Nov 24, 2018

@theaccountingmajor Do your thing...

Nov 24, 2018

Under normal circumstances, I would. However, this post is just too stupid that I figured I just wouldn't reply and let it die out.

Nov 24, 2018

you got a shirtless office culture?

heister:

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

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Nov 29, 2018

What is this?

Nov 29, 2018

I've got massive tattoos and exactly no one knows about them in my office.

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Nov 29, 2018
thebrofessor:

I've got massive tattoos and exactly no one knows about them in my office.

Yep. Same here.

Nov 29, 2018

"Everyone has thought about the fact of getting a tattoo (big or small) at some point in their life"

No because I'm not white trash

Nov 29, 2018

Someone creates this exact same post once every couple months

Nov 29, 2018

I think there is still a stigma, but I have worked with bankers at different levels, including MDs, who had tattoos. As long as business attire covers it, it shouldn't be an issue.

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Nov 29, 2018

Definitely still a stigma around tattoos in most finance/corporate environments. Obviously, I haven't been around for decades to witness the change, but I feel it loosening slowly, lagging behind the pop culture trends.

Personally, I have quite a few tattoos, thanks to my carefree years in the Navy. They are all covered by normal office wear so it doesn't come up during a normal day. That being said, if we have an office outing, I generally wear long sleeves and pants because I don't want them detracting from the knowledgeable hard-worker facade I've built up. Same goes for client events. Only place where it gets tricky that I've experienced is on the golf course. Nobody wants to be that guy wearing long sleeves in the middle of July. Luckily, it seems to make me easier to talk with and relatable to clients on the golf course.

In the end, you do you. It's possible to separate your professional self from your rebellious inner tainted youth.

Nov 29, 2018

I have a hand tat and a pinkie ring

heister:

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

Nov 29, 2018
GoldenCinderblock:

I have a hand tat and a pinkie ring

That's nothing. I've got a neck tat and three tears.

Nov 29, 2018

I was just being cute. I have a wedding ring tatted on and I wear an Oura. It's pretty white collar shit

heister:

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

Nov 29, 2018
GoldenCinderblock:

I was just being cute. I have a wedding ring tatted on and I wear an Oura. It's pretty white collar shit

Those are interesting, and shockingly reasonable choices. I thought you were joking and decided to go one step further. I actually have no tattoos and generally think that any visible tattoos are unacceptable in a finance setting. That wedding ring tattoo is causing me a cognitive dissonance problem however.

Nov 30, 2018

cognitive dissonance is good

heister:

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

Nov 30, 2018