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Tattoo Friendly Jobs

In Tattoo Policies, Workplace by Trip105 Comments

Tattoo Friendly Jobs

Tattoo Friendly Jobs

The following is a list of tattoo friendly employers that we’ve put together for anyone looking for a tattoo friendly environment.  We will be combing the Internet and keeping our eyes and ears open for all of the companies that do not have a problem with tattoos and posting the links and information here.

We will do everything we can to make sure the information listed here is accurate, but we can’t guarantee it. If you know of a company not listed, let us know about it.  

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  1. rebecca

    My mother works at Wal-Mart and according to their employee handbook tattoos are ‘an offensive against customers’ so not so friendly ‘officially’ though you see many employed wal-Mart associates with tattoos so not sure if management just ignores that archaic b.s. in the handbook or what.

    1. Mark

      I was a member of management at Walmart and I’ve got everything including my face tattooed and they were really okay with it. Although some higher ups that are still closed minded were rude to me even as a leading team member of theirs. Never saw the policy book on tats but I was never asked to cover mine and was brought inboard with my face already inked.

      1. Trip

        Yes, the policy does vary quite a bit between stores and even between managers. We’re glad their cool with your ink.

    2. Courtney Quinones

      I’m a former employee of Papa John’s in one town and they didn’t care that I am waist to throat covered in tattoos however I applied in Dallas Texas and was told it is against Papa John’s tattoo policy.

    3. Mary

      I work at Lowe’s and they are definitely tattoo/funky hair color friendly! They encourage us to express ourselves.

  2. Brenna lee

    Bank of America lies about their tat policy, It depends on the market the manager and the area. So tats might be ok in one, then you transfer and tinkerbell has gotta go. Or your manager changes etc. Total f-ing lie. Diversity & Inclusion my arse. Their policy states that you need to cover only offensive, distracting or obscene tats.. But I’m being forced to cover a butterfly that is about an inch and half big.

  3. Granny

    I work at Macy’s and I was told by the hiring manager that they are cool with tatts, I have hipster wonder woman on one arm and a gopher giving flowers to an elf on the other, the manager saw them and said I had to cover them. But some get away with it. Guess its whomever the manager pets are.

  4. Christopher

    I currently for for cvs pharmacy as a shift manager. I am forced to cover my tattoos due to my district manager thinking that tattoos are unprofessional. I was hired with them but yet i still am forced to cover them if i want to keep my job. Cvs is not tattoo friendly.

  5. mancy

    Go Daddy is tattoo friendly! even very high up corporate people have tattoos, they are very accepting

    1. Author


      That’s great to hear! Thanks for letting us know… I’m pretty sure we host this site through GoDaddy:)

      1. Jenny

        I worked for H&M 2 1/2 years and they accept all tattoos and all piercings. Even upper management were covered in them!!!

  6. wes

    olive garden is friendly for most tattoos and most areas of the body they are even ok with a certain number of facial piercings

    1. Author

      Thanks for the update! We’ve added Olive Garden to the lineup…

  7. Thomas

    I work as an assistant department manager at The Fresh Market and they are tattoo friendly as long as they are not offensive.

  8. Austin Kilby

    Lowe’s Home Improvement including it’s corporate offices allow freedom of expression in the sense of visible tattoos and piercings as long as the material is not offensive (ex. curse words or sexual/drug related).

    Lowe’s feels that by denying you employment based on body jewelry or tattoos is discrimination, and in case people didn’t know Lowe’s is very successful and is a “Fortune 500 Company”, with stores in the U.S., Mexico and Canada as well as it’s partial ownership of a chain of hardware stores known as Master’s in Australia, so i don’t think tattoos and piercings are really effecting business too much for them.

  9. Dusty

    These may be region specific

    I worked at Olive Garden in Tennessee and they would not allow tattoos on their servers, not even big ear rings for girls.

    But in the southeast most people take the bible as literal fact and see tattoos as an insult to their god.

    1. Author

      I think you’re right… Policy seems to vary depending on the region and even the manager at each location. Thanks for sharing!

    2. Vinny

      Yes. My cousin has our last name on his right forearm. He was hired at Olive Garden as a server in 2009. When he went in for orientation, in a long sleeve button up, the manager caught a glimpse of his tattoo when he extended his arm. He was terminated on the spot. This was the opening of the Las Cruces, NM Olive Garden.

  10. Amanda

    Claire’s loves people with crazy style! Colored hair, tats, piercings, they love as long as you look trendy and tats aren’t offensive in nature.

  11. Kyle

    Domino’s is not 100% tattoo friendly. If it is on the face, neck, or hand/arm. It’s not ok. They say “if it’s not offensive than it’s ok” but apparently my wedding date is offensive to the franchiser in my area because he’s bucking the general manager about hiring me. So be careful with Domino’s Pizza.

    1. Author

      Wow, good luck… I know these corporate policies can vary quite a bit depending on your location and unfortunately… your manager.

  12. Dusty

    Guys, I just got hired at Applebees. The managers told me that Applebees does not have any rules against tattoos.

    I believe them because I have a tattoo across my face.

    1. Vallery Winter

      Where do i find applebees tat policy …. my daughter has been interviewed 2x and verbally .. point blank told they could not hire her because her wrist tat ( vertically ) placed could not be hidden by watch or bracelet

      1. Author

        A lot depends on the location. The policy may vary from location to location depending on the manager at that Applebees. You might be able to hide the tattoo with a wrist tattoo cover up sleeve.

  13. Amber

    For anyone’s reference, cotton patch cafe allows piercings as long as they are clear on the face, and the septum is turned so the customers can’t see. Hair has to be natural, but bright red is allowed

  14. KK

    Earthbound Trading Company is very accepting, i have a few on my arms, the manager was covered, many of my coworkers were as well. Almost every employee i met had something visible tattoo or piercing or body mod

  15. Jessica

    Starbucks changed their policy last year to allow visible tattoos. I was finally able to get the one I wanted on my wrist after the policy changed, and there was never any problem with it. 🙂

    1. Author

      Walmart policy varies between stores and managers. However, the official policy is small tattoos are allowed as long as they don’t contain profanity or nudity or are offensive. The back of your neck might be OK but again it all depends on how your manager enforces the rules. Good luck!

  16. Dusty

    I had an interview at walmart with two neck tattoos and a big red tattoo across my face. So far they didn’t seem to mind.

  17. Dyan

    Wow! Great list! Im a girl and I have major neck tats, full sleeves, and knuckle tats…this reeeeaaaaallly helps! Thanx!

  18. Tattooed rock climber

    I work at REI. They have a policy of no offensive tattoos I guess if you had an offensive tattoo in a hard-to-cover place, that’s really on you. But at my location half the staff has extensive tattoos, including management, and they’re also cool with my facial piercings.

    1. D

      I worked for REI for 5 years, and just got fired (oops- late too many times in a pay period), but have my hands, knuckles, arms, and full throat/neck covered. Along with almost 2″ plugs in my ears. Now if I could only find another job that paid as much haha.

      1. Author

        Thanks we’ll add them to our list… sorry about the job… you’ll find another one.

  19. Andy

    This help’s Me sooo much I have full sleeves and I am finishing my full throat next week. And I am really needing something that lays really well so I can go back go school.

    Thank you !!

    1. Author

      Thanks for the positive comments! We love body art and want to keep supporting it.

  20. Selena Villegas

    I work at St. Vincent DePaul, it’s pretty open to tattoos, Some of the employees , including myself, have some.

  21. Michael

    No no, and no. Take that up with corporate if Macy’s is hassling you about them. The only reason they are allowed to ask you to cover them is if they are offensive, etc. The whole reason behind the damn logo was because Mr. Macy had a red star as a tattoo from when he was a sailor. The guy was so for individuality and self expression that he made it a thing no one would be denied for tats. And piercings are all ok as long as they arent in excess, which i can see varying by managers.
    But if a manager is telling you to cover up a tat that doesnt break the guidelines, call corporate on that sh**. They are known for their amazing tat policy

  22. joseph surant

    all these jobs suck. walmart, cvs , applebees starbucks, macy’s, domio’s etc . what a f****** joke what you want a high schoolers job forever or work 70 plus hours a week for nothing. i guess its money or art . . . i choose money everytime.

    1. Brittany B

      So, a pharmacist working 40 hours a week for a six figure salary at CVS is a high schooler’s job? That’s pretty cool, I guess.

  23. Kris

    I’m not sure if it’s all Sonic’s, but any of the Kergan Brothers Sonic’s allow tattoos. Although I assume anything inappropriate wouldn’t be allowed, we haven’t had anyone apply with any.

    1. Author

      Sonic actually varies from location to location based on the management at each one.

  24. Roxanne

    I knew a girl who worked at hot topic in the mall and had all kinds of tattoos and piercings. Does anyone know for sure though? What about game stop?

    1. Author

      Hot Topic should be cool with tattoos given their merchandise etc. Not sure about Game Stop though.

  25. Doyl

    Addictions Counseling, and most counseling jobs in general do not accept visible tattoos.

  26. Coryn

    I work at Michael’s (craft store). They’re very chill about tattoos, piercings, and interestingly colored hair. I have several visible tattoos, a septum ring and stretched ears, and a purple streaked mohawk, and I’ve only heard compliments. I’m not sure it’s universal, but I don’t recall anything outright banning body mods in the policy guide. I’d assume piercings, especially, are A-OK, given that the woman who hired me has several herself.

  27. Kallie Stevison

    My manager at Subway has guages and I have visible tattoos. there are no problems

  28. Heather

    I’ve worked at several walmarts. Tattoos are 100% fine even sleeves for management. But piercings are up to every stores individual manager, corporate pilicy says they are fine but a manager can override that and say they are distracting. For instance my last store we had department managers with multiple facial piercings and the store I just transferred to, the manager only allows one small thin nose hoop. My septum and Medusa are a sin and must be hidden but the girl next to me can have her damn nose hoop no problem. Yet the other Walmart down the same street that didn’t call me back about setting up an interview has girls with septum double nostrils in the front end. So mad!

    1. Author

      Heather, Thanks for the details. It does seem to vary quite a bit. Piercings are always trick with employers.

  29. Natasha Mc.

    Planet Fitness (least the one I worked for) is very tattoo friendly. Just about everyone had some visible. An as another said above Lowes (Home Improvement) is very tattoo friendly as well

  30. Terresa Melton

    chili’s , cheddar, longhorn , red lobster, apapplebees , all accept tattoos

  31. Michelle

    Petsmart is very tattoo friendly! I don’t have any visible tattoos but was told outright during my interview by my manager that visible tattoos are welcome as another way to connect with our customers (as long as there isn’t profanity, etc)!

  32. Katrina

    Petsmart accepts tattoos and piercings as long as you have nothing showing nudity or profanity. A few of my co-workers have tattoos or septum piercings.

  33. Lisa

    You can add Home Depot to the list! I was hired over a year ago and I have gloves tattooed on both hands. BUT they don’t allow facial piercings 🙁 odd

    1. Vanessa L Clark

      They allow tattoos at Loves Truck Stop… I have an interview Monday and I have tats on both wrists and my hand.

  34. Lauren

    Add Victoria Secret to that list. They recently changed their policy to allow tattoos! 🙂 it is very clearly stated in the handbook that as long as its not inappropriate (I.e. curse words or nudity) then it is allowed

  35. Jay

    Ulta is tattoo friendly! I worked there for 3 years, traveling to different locations and they never had a problem with them.

  36. Sebastian

    Seaworld is chill with tattoos to a degree. It depends upon your management to determine whether or not they are offensive. If they are visible and deemed offensive then you will be asked to cover them up. I believe the only thing not allowed is face tattoos. Aside from that you are all good.

  37. Willieg

    I worked for Walmart for about two years. I have both wrists, four Disney arm tattoos, neck tattoo of an angel/demon heart, ear tattoo of a vine, and 0 gaged ears. Like someone said tattoos have to be appropriate that can be said about many jobs. Even circle k allowed it!

  38. Muñeca Del Diablo

    I have face ink & I’m getting more face ink in December. I am having my face inked to look like a beautiful sugar skull. I plan on going to college to get a degree to work in human resources & also becoming a certified welder. I wish every company & career was open to ink. 🙂

  39. Josh

    Buffalo Wild Wings has no tattoo policy to my knowledge. My store is a corporate store (not franchise) and we’ve hired people with tattoos just about everywhere you can think of: face included.

  40. Honi

    I am fully sleeved and have a chest piece working in a managerial role for Buffalo Wild Wings for 4 years. Corporate accepts tattoos that are not offensive in nature.

  41. Franziska

    Black Walnut Cafe in Allen, TX Allows Visible Tattoos, BUT NO Facial piercings, and only 2 earrings per ear!

  42. Mikki

    I am heavily tattooed and I’m looking for a job so this helps me a lot. I have 322 tattoos and my face, neck and hands are tatted. I do have piercings also. My arm and face are pierced also. My ears are also gauged so people look at me like I’m crazy.

  43. Riley Lewis

    Home depot says they are tattoo friendly but it depends on management. I work at home depot and I have a head tattoo that they make me cover. They tell me it will offend some customers yet anywhere below the neck that shows is fine. On the other hand some home depot’s in Utah where I live make associates cover there tattoos. I think it’s dumb I can’t show my head tattoo but I can show my other ones and have colorful hair.

  44. Tanielle

    I work at a whataburger in Florida and my manager has a tattoo of a band-aid on his hand and several of the employees have full sleeves. Unfortunetly whataburger is mainly in the south. Facial piercings are not allowed if you are working with customers some people ignore it if it’s small like a little nose ring.

  45. MARY LEE Robinson

    I cureently moved out of state and have been looking for a job. Casinos say in their hiring application you fill out that tattoos are fine as long as they ars not offesive. Well I call bull. Because the hiring managers look at you like you are some sleeze ball hoodlum and I never had that issue before. I am not ashamed of my tattoos and I will not be made to do so.

  46. J lee

    I applied at several Starbucks in Washington and Oregon and they all said Starbucks allows tattoos as long as they are not on the hands, neck or face. Which I am completely covered.

  47. Dria

    Olive Garvey should be taken off. Olive Garden does not hire people with tattoos. Well no Olive Garden in Maryland if that makes a difference.

    1. Author

      Hey there, it seems to vary from state to state with Olive Garden. Sometimes it depends on the individual manager at each location.

  48. Brooke

    Ulta Beauty allows visible tattoos as long as they are not offensive. They also allow pretty much any hairstyle and color in the rainbow!

  49. selina patty

    Food 4 less has many people who have sleeves and even have piercings. Don’t know exactly what it says in the handbook but they don’t mind, even third key managers have tattoos… I think that they should look at the person and if they are good candidate and are a hard worker for the company instead of what they look like … for some reason the only thing that they really pay attention to is hair color … they allow only natural hair colors so no blue green pink etc.

    1. Author

      Thanks for the details about Food 4 less… couldn’t agree with you more.

  50. Karina

    I’ve worked at Ulta as a manager for 6 years at multiple stores. I had all sorts of fun hair red,purple,green you name it. I also had a tongue and nose ring. I hired plenty of people with tattoos, piercings,and colored hair. I never had a problem with any unless tattoos were offensive. I worked with another manager with tattoos on her face. As far as facial piercings go.. nostril, septum, lip, brow,monroe, dimples are all fine. Just as long as they aren’t excessive you should be okay. But it also depends on the region. I worked in the Southwest region. Go check out a local store. If they have piercings and tattoos,you should be okay.

  51. McKenna

    I work at Jimmy Johns and they allow tattoos as long as they are not on the neck or offensive. Me and a lot of my other coworkers have visible tattoos. However they only allow one nose ring and two earrings per ear as far as piercing go

  52. Donna

    I work in banking & if it weren’t for tattoox & long sleeves,turtlenecks & long pants & socks I would be unemployed. Shameful

  53. Michelle

    I work for Petco as a dog trainer/key holder and I also work for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf as a barista and both jobs are okay with my appearance. My hair is purple, my ears are stretched, my septum is pierced, and I have a big tattoo that covers half of my arm.

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