Question:

Can interior designers have tattoos?

3 October, 2021 Jerry Schewe 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: VINCENT CATT
    11 October, 2021

    The answer to this question is a bit subjective. As for universal guidelines, it does depend on the nature of the work you do as an interior designer to determine whether or not you can have tattoos. For example, due to sanitation reasons if one needs to wear a lab coat-type uniform then one would need to skip out on tattoos. However, it doesn't really matter if your tattoo might be visible in public or what you do at work as long as your employer is alright with that. They may have their own internal rules which could vary from company-to-company so it's best not try and play too much by ear when deciding this for yourself as others may not be ok with your decisions.

  • AUTHOR: NOAH MISCHKE
    11 October, 2021

    Tattoos are a hotly debated topic in the design world. There is no hard-and-fast rule, but most designers find tattoos to be more aesthetically distracting than flattering. Tattoos on the hands can make it very difficult for designers to work on paper plans and drawings, while large tattoos that cover much of the arm or leg may obstruct from entire calendar or planner layouts that designers use on daily basis. In order to be considered for employement, most potential employers will require candidates without visible tattoos to cover up existing permanent tattoos with dress clothing and long sleeves.

  • AUTHOR: MATTHEW ANTES
    11 October, 2021

    Yes, as long as they have a clean and neat design for their product. In most cases, the painting is done from start to finish with no ink being smeared on or anywhere else on the surface of the canvas. In this way, an artist will also spend more time per square inch of canvas than he would if his hand was not covered in paint. This makes it necessary for a professional to stop drawing with both hands at some point so that they can continue by going back and forth with one hand. You might hear a story about a young Andrea Mantia who was so fascinated by art that he couldn't put down his pen until his high school teacher made him switch hands after 10 minutes of continuous penciling!

  • AUTHOR: LOGAN PARIS
    11 October, 2021

    Interior designers absolutely can have tattoos. Many businesses now require you to wear long sleeves at work so it's largely dependent on the policy of the company if tt they allow tats. Tattoos are a form of art and self-expression, so interior designers should have the same opportunity to show off their tastes and style through this medium as well. In fact, many interior design companies will draw inspiration from one another artistically. Tattoos take courage because sometimes they do get in the way when walking into a professional environment but there is no denying that it tells them more about an individual than just a business card ever could.

  • AUTHOR: JEANICE WRONA
    11 October, 2021

    Yes, it's a personal preference of many professionals. It is difficult to know what employers might personally want to see on their employees' bodies without any rule. "Tattoos" can be interpreted in a variety of ways and each company usually has a different dress code that the employees must follow. Ultimately you, as an individual, should make the decision regarding employment before bestowing a tattoo on your body permanently. Which tattoos are acceptable really depends on where you work and how conservative the companies standards may be towards certain inkings. Which becomes especially difficult when deciding if they will accept something like 'Showtime'.

  • AUTHOR: WILLIE MENJIVAR
    11 October, 2021

    Interior designers can receive tattoos, depending on their employer's company dress code. Interior design is a poster child for "creative professions" and there is no one design school for this profession so the etiquette guidelines differ from program to program. If your school doesn't have a written policy dictating whether or not employees may get tattoos, you should ask an alumna about what her tattooed professors did because that person will know either firsthand or by asking around amongst their colleagues and classmates. A better question would be: Are interior designers able to wear gloves? I imagine that if they're wearing gloves then it wouldn't really matter too much what skin was showing underneath the glove right?