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The tattoo is becoming less taboo in the workplace

The tattoo is becoming less taboo in the workplace

More employers, it seems, are getting comfortable with the idea of employee ink.

Recently, the Huffington Post reported that the sandwich chain Jimmy John's — known for its restrictive dress code that mandates the color of the soles of workers' shoes and the shade of their khakis — would be loosening its policies about tattoos.

"A little ink is OK, as long as it's tasteful and not on the face or throat," a published memo by the sandwich maker says. "No sex, drugs or profanity please. If your mom wouldn't approve, better cover 'em up."

This sounds a lot like the approach several other large employers have recently taken as they make changes...

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