Were you aware that one out of every four people in Britain is believed to have a permanent tattoo? In addition, some other studies have shown that one out of every four individuals who already have the tattoo will come to regret the decision and begin to think about tattoo removal as the years pass. Does this mean that the government should spend more money in “anti-tattoo” promotions? This could appear to be particularly the case if we believe recent reports that tell us that some job seekers are now being allocated public funds to help with their laser tattoo removal.
It appears that job centre employees have been told that they are allowed to use taxpayer money to fund this removal if it can be verified that the presence of the tattoo is, essentially, a hurdle to them obtaining gainful work. We realise that some employers will, in the end, not consider taking on someone if the tattoo is in an extremely noticeable place for example on the face or the neck.
It is definitely correct that at some point a tattoo wasn’t socially acceptable and seemed to be prominent only in a few subcategories of society. A great deal has changed over time and some well known public figures have admitted to having tattoos, albeit not in really obvious to identify places. Many reasons exist for wanting to remove a tattoo and not all are linked to job prospects. For instance, in the event you got one that announced undying love to a previous companion, this may be a fairly awkward situation if you split up and found yourself “on the market” yet again.
Whilst laser tattoo removal can certainly be a little bit expensive if you don’t have any meaningful work and for that reason a prominent source of income, it is even so good to know that the option is out there should you indeed be one of the 25% of UK adults who regrets your earlier selection.