These are external links and will open in a new window. Having a visible tattoo at work has long been frowned upon in certain professions, such as law, healthcare and finance. But Debbie Darling, who runs her own marketing and PR agency, says her body art has been nothing but a bonus in her career. She has 15 tattoos, including half sleeves on her arms, tattoos on her lower arms and one on the edge of her hand.
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But what I find is they are usually very impressed with the detail in my tattoos. The older guys who you might expect to be stuffy are as interested as the younger ones. She says her tattoos have become a talking point when she goes to networking events and it gets her remembered.
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It makes the conversation a bit more human. This week, Air New Zealand said it would end a ban on body arts to allow workers to express their individuality and cultural heritage.
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And last year, London's Metropolitan Police partially relaxed a ban on recruiting candidates with body art, saying tattoos would now be considered on a "case by case basis". It is unclear exactly how many people have tattoos but surveys suggest the number is growing. Professor Andrew Timmings, an expert in body art at the University of Western Australia, says attitudes at work have been changing over the past two decades.
But he says the situation is not "black and white" and many firms still won't hire you if you have prominent body art.
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If you are targeting younger customers who may have tattoos themselves there is usually no problem. But if you are targeting older customers you may still be told to cover up. Over the last five years there have been reports of electricians, consultants, airport workers and waitresses losing jobs, or being ruled out of them, because of their body art.
If an employer adopts a dress or appearance code, employees have to follow it unless there are specific religious or cultural grounds not to. There is also no absolute legal protection for body art, says Susan Harris, legal director at the GMB union.
Having a tattoo does not amount to a protected characteristic. However, if they have two years' service then they could argue that no reasonable employer would dismiss someone simply because they have a tattoo. Personal trainer and martial arts expert Scot Tudhope, 45, has tattoos on his back, arms and legs.
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Ink connoisseurs will know that even a small tattoo can have a dramatic impact. Our hands are one of our biggest communicators, and one featuring a tattoo says bold and fearless. The following gallery show cases creative examples of small tattoos on hands, and should give you an idea of the range of style choices you can make. Your hands will be one of the first things that people see and they should get a sense of who you are.
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There should be plenty of inspiration here.