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Body Art Friendly Companies and Employers

Finding a Job When You Have Tattoos, Piercings or Other Body Modifications


Let’s start with the easiest option first, and that would be finding a job with a company that doesn’t have a problem with visible body art. We all know that you can get a job at most fast food joints if you have body art, although most of them will still make you cover any piercings with a band-aid. But for most adults, especially those with families, an entry-level job in fast food isn’t the optimal situation (although you should be willing to at least get a job in fast food temporarily, if that’s what it takes to put food on the table while you search for better work. A little money is better than no money at all.) So, if you’re looking for something a little more substantial than flipping burgers, where do you start?

I’ve started a very preliminary list of places that have been reputed to allow tattooed and/or pierced employees. Obviously, this list will grow over time. *Note!* It’s always possible that the policies are different from one region to the next. This list is just to help you get started; it will still be your responsibility to find out exactly what your local branch allows. If you click the name of a company below, it will take you to a page with information on what the company is, where they're located and how to apply. When possible, I will also include specific details on their current visible body art policies, but so far the companies I've contacted have been less than helpful in that regard.

Body Art Friendly Companies/Employers

Whole FoodsSally's Beauty Supply
Hot Topic/TorridTrader Joe's
Border's BooksTarget
Claire's BoutiquePiercing Pagoda
Burlington Coat FactoryAlbertson's
Big LotsBarnes & Noble
IKEAForever 21
JourneysSpencer's Gifts
Sam AshStaples
Hard Rock Cafe/HotelBest Buy
Kohl's Anthropologie
Home DepotLowe's
Fed Ex (Delivery)UPS
MAC CosmeticsLUSH Cosmetics
Tokyo Joe'sDunkin Donuts
Half Price BooksApplebee's

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