Okay. I can’t have… I can’t have this portrait in the background because my camera thinks it’s my face… which it is. But not in this video. So there! Back on my face. Tattoos and Employment. Employment and people who can’t shut the fuck up. As you guys might know, this is my new office. I haven’t fixed all the set-ups yet. So, we’ll see what happens with that. But… Like my neighbors, that are working here next to me, are currently having lunch. Which makes it very fucking difficult to film. Let’s stop with the complaining and get into the video! Today, I’m going to talk about tattoos and employment. And what you should consider when it comes to employment before getting your tattoos. In regards to employment, there are six scenarios when you get your tattoos: Or not… Because the first scenario is that you don’t get tattoos. And you don’t risk not getting employed because of them. Problem solved! Scenario number two is getting tattoos that are very easy to hide, that no one will ever see. And you won’t risk not getting employed because of them. Scenario number three is that you have no idea what you want to do for a living. So you get tattoos and you just hope for the best. Scenario number four is that you don’t know what you want to do for a living. So you get tattoos that are easily hidden until you figure it out. And then, you can get more visible tattoos, if your employment allows it. Scenario number five is that the field of work you are going into is very open-minded and doesn’t really care about getting tattoos. In which case, go ahead! And finally, scenario number six, is that you don’t even want the job. So, you might as well tattoo your entire face. No. Of course, it’s not okay for a employer to discriminate you based on tattoos or any other body modifications. But, there is a time and a place to challenge this and it might not always be worth risking your career over. As for me, personally, my personal experience, because I’m in an industry that is very open-minded, like the media industry is very open-minded, and I’ve never had any issues with my tattoos when it comes to getting a job. I’ve never been denied a job. Period. But I’ve, also, not applied to that many. Umm… But I have, also, never been discriminated against because of my tattoos. And I mean the latest interview I went to, the guy interviewing me had tattoos of his own. So, I have never struggled with this. Which is why this video– I know some of you might have hoped for advice and how I deal with these situations. But the truth is I’ve never been in a situation like this. So I’m just trying to give you objective advice that you might be able to apply to your situation. So the truth is that I am happy to take this battle because I am in a position where I can. I work for myself. So I can go to a job interview because I’m not dependent on the jobs I’m applying to and I can, kind of, challenge their perceptions of people with tattoos. Maybe, they want to judge me. But I show them who I am and the skills I have and maybe make them rethink. If not for me, then for the next person who comes in who’s an amazing candidate for the job, who, also, happens to have tattoos. So I am happy to do that because I can. But if I dreamt of being maybe a surgeon or a lawyer or maybe work in a senior home or anything like that where it might still be a little sensitive to have tattoos I would, honestly, leave that fight to someone else because if this is my passion, and I really want to work with these things, my other passion for tattoos might have to take the backseat. At least, for me. Of course, being happy with yourself and being who you are is the most important thing in life. But the sacrifice of giving up visible tattoos to be able to work with your passion, in my opinion, is equally important because you can’t go through life working with something your not happy with. And if being a doctor or a lawyer or something that very “strict and very old school and very serious”, if that is your passion and you would love to work with that your entire life don’t let visible tattoos stop you from doing that and let people, like me, who have the opportunity to take these battles without it risking our careers. And maybe, we, all together, can lift this judgment on people in the body modification industry, or community rather, and in the future maybe you can have visible tattoos and be very, very heavily tattooed and still have a very serious job. Not that my job isn’t serious, but you know… umm… uhh… I can do this and I mean nobody is going to care. While if you are in surgery, you do that people might be like “the fuck are you doing?” So I hope I got my point across. I just wanted to share– I mean the scenarios I mentioned in the beginning are basically what you have to choose from if you want tattoos, but you also want a job and maybe you don’t know what job you want. Maybe get visible or not visible tattoos. Bleh! Bleh! It’s always going to be up to you. You’re always going to have to weight these things against each other. Is it: how much do I want this tattoo and how much do I possibly want this job? If I don’t know what job I want, is the risk worth it for this tattoo? You always have to weight these pros and cons against each other. And only you can decide what the right thing to do is. So that’s all for today’s video. I hope you’re not disappointed by the way I made this video about tattoos and employment because this is the only umm.. genuine way I could make it. I can’t sit here and pretend that I have experience with being discriminated because of my tattoos. Because this has never happened to me. So these tips are the only ones that I’ve, personally, from my heart, can give you. I hope you enjoyed it anyway. And don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date with everything that I dooo. Until the next video, have a super duper good one. I’ll see you later. Good bye!