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nathanv
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Was wondering how welcome people are with tats and piercings. Are they looked over regardless of qualifications for a job position? Is "appearance" a huge deal in such a laid back place? Are tats and piercings "common"?

If anyone can give me an opinion or actual experiences would be appreciated. We are moving down in a few months and my wife and I are both tattooed and I have a visible piercing. We both are "workaholics" and currently working 40hrs a week and going to school and would like to continue the same program down there. Since we are both working towards our careers[in school] we don't need anything high paying in the meantime. Basically was needing to know if it will be difficult to find average paying jobs with our choice's in life styles.

Thank you
Nathan

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OldTart
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I would say that generally the locals aren't into it much but as far as employment goes it's pretty much the same as anywhere else - some bosses may not mind it and to others it may be a big deterrent to hiring you. Have you done a PMV or are you coming cold?

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nathanv
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Hey OldTart , Been doing a lot of research for months now on-line. Things sure have changed in a lot of ways in 15 years.
Yes, technically we would be coming cold. This site and posters have helped a bunch and might have a place waiting on our arrival. We will be booking a hotel for a week or two just in case the places we already have set aside aren't really practical.

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BeachcomberStt
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Some of the younger locals are into tattoos & piercings(minor).
Many transplants from the states are into tattoos & piercings. I've seem a few bartenders in Red Hook tatted up & pierced.
It's usually the older locals that frown against it.

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JulieKay
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I've seen it quite a bit on stx and doesn't seem to be much of an issue - but as OldTart mentions, definitely depends up on your profession, your Boss, and what group you hang out with - there are a lot of younger tattooed and pierced people here, but it's like many places. I'm from Austin, which is very tattoo friendly, but there still are places where you get the stink eye - same here.

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