I'm getting tired of repeating myself. There are many, many jobs in which your appearance can be directly tied to your ability to do the job, aka MERIT. You've even agreed with this, I don't know why you keep driving this argument into the ground. Businesses want to make money. If it can be proven that you having visible tattoos can prevent them from making as much money as possible, they have every right to find somebody else who can do the job.
Look, I know how businesses work, you don't have to keep telling me. You keep ignoring the point I'm making. THIS SHOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE. IT IS DISCRIMINATION. I'm proposing that we need to move past this, and continuing to perpetuate this idea of what 'professionalism' LOOKS like is idiotic. Businesses, and people, need to move past this and the only way it's going to happen is from the businesses side. Should I even bring up race? Do you really expect the people to just magically realize that people with tattoos can be just as 'professional' and qualified as any other person in a suit and tie if they aren't given the chance to prove it? You are really getting annoying.
Nobody is limiting your freedom. Your body is your own, get as many tattoos as you want. Lots of people do it and do just fine in their lives. Unless you get some hardcore facial tattoos, you'll probably still be able to find a job somewhere, but it might not be the one you want. You just don't want to deal with any possible consequences of your choices.
Okay let me run this scenario by you, (you even said it yourself). 1. You want to get a tattoo 2. You don't because you realize it won't allow you to take full advantage of the job market 3. Your freedom has been limited.
Sure you still have 'freedom' in the existential sense, you can do what you want with your life and your body. The facticity of our life, however, prevents us from taking advantage of our full freedom. This is a superfluous limit on our freedom. It's discrimination.
Aren't you the one asking for employment? God forbid you actually have to meet some requirements to work for a company. Why should businesses have to to cater to you based on YOUR CHOICES? If you don't want to adapt to them, they'll find somebody else who can probably do the job just as good or better.
Yeah, you want to WORK for the business, not look pretty. If you meet those requirements you shouldn't be denied a job just because you have tattoos.
They shouldn't be catering, it should be a non-issue altogether.
THIS FUCKING GUY.