Pandora Pak Yee POON
Should anti-tattoo discrimination be illegal.
It is thought that people who having tattoo is an emblem of bad people, even they tattoo a ‘HELLO KITTY’. Practically, as an employer to consider hiring a person is perplexed by someone who having tattoos, employers will think that effectiveness of legislation and body modification of their company. To my mind, anti-tattoo discrimination should not be illegal.
People are often subjective, when people see a person having tattoos, they may think that the person having tattoos which is a bad image in the society. They have a deep thought about the people who are bad if they get a tattoo it may because they have got that idea through the movies or news, as most of bad guys and criminals have tattoos. No doubt the reason of legislation is to protect people's rights, but imagine that a guy who has tattoos is fired because of his bad performance in his job, he may claim that his employer against his negative image of having tattoo. Then, it may cause trouble to the employer and no legislation to protect employer’s rights. In this case, all men are equal before the law is not established.
As an employer, undoubtedly they think that an employee is on behalf of their company, if the employees get the tattoo it may influence the company's image, especially a person who works for government such as police and correctional services. Also, as a role model, many parents do not want their kids to have tattoos that will be against a role model with tattoos. Can you imagine that your kids are educated by a teacher who has a tattoo? Therefore, if you want a good job you better don’t go to get a tattoo.