Rosenblum: Man hopes removing tattoos helps his job hunt

  • Article by: GAIL ROSENBLUM , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 15, 2014 - 7:06 PM

Jeremy Crotteau knows that job-hunting is a painful proposition, especially when you’ve served time. But the 35-year-old has earned bragging rights in my book for what he’s enduring to build a better life for himself and his young son.

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plizzoJan. 15, 1410:16 PM

In my younger days, every older person who had a tattoo told me the same thing: never get a tattoo. Eventually you will get sick of it and wish you never got it. That is common sense. That's why I think people who do get a lot of tattoos are idiots. They don't have the brains to think ahead to the day that they will regret it, as most tattooed people do. So it makes sense that an employer wouldn't want someone with no brains working for them. What turns my stomach is when I watch a cooking show or see a picture of a chef and they have ugly tattoos all over there arms. It's disgusting! Tattoos are ugly and stupid. One day you WILL regret getting them.

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vegasgalJan. 16, 14 9:46 AM

I have several large tattoos. I do not regret any of them. None of them are visible when I am dressed in professional attire because I carefully select my clothing style and fabric/colors. None of my co-workers or clients have any idea that I have any tattoos. As with most aspects of a person's private life, oversharing and lack of discretion is our modern day plague.

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germcrotteauJan. 16, 1411:15 AM

Yes getting tattoo's hurt like hell to get removed. Compared to getting them. But the tattoo's I wont miss. I get to move forward in my life and make it a better one for me and my son.

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tituspulloJan. 16, 14 4:16 PM

I have zero problem with tattoos, my lovely wife has a couple that are discreetly placed. I think anytime you get something that is impossible to cover up, you're playing with fire..unless you're completely clear that getting a "straight" job is something you'll never pursue. Unfortunately for a lot of people, perception is reality and they will never get past visible tattoos, especially on the face or neck. It's a shame too, as it has nothing to do with the how well those people could perform at a job.

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keeleysonJan. 17, 14 4:04 AM

Way to go, Jeremy! We all make stupid mistakes when we're young but it sounds like you're making good choices about your future. Your seriousness will be rewarded with a good job offer, I'm certain.

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