But 6% say a visible tattoo makes them more likely to hire a candidate
While some have said that having tattoos can preclude one from getting a job, a majority of Americans say they wouldn’t be less likely to hire a qualified job candidate with a visible tattoo, according to new data from YouGov Omnibus.
Over half (54%) say a candidate’s tattoo would have “no effect” on their decision to hire, while another 6% say it would actually make them “more likely” to hire the candidate.
However, about one-quarter (26%) of people say they would be less likely to hire a qualified candidate. Men (31%) were significantly more likely than women (22%) to say this. Another 57% of women said the tattoo would have “no effect”, while half (50%) of men also chose this response.
Across age groups, a majority said that a candidate’s tattoo would have “no effect” on the hiring decision. People 55 and up were the most likely (33%) to say they’d be less likely to hire a tattooed candidate, while 25-34-year-olds were the least likely (19%) to choose this response. They were also the most likely of any age group to say that a candidate’s tattoo would make them “more likely” to hire them - 10% say this is the case.
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