Firefighter tattoo ban
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Seth, WV

#1 Jun 6, 2012
Supposedly there is a ban, or they are trying to create a ban on firefighters having tattoos in Huntington. Does anyone have any information on this?
who cares

United States

#2 Jun 6, 2012
Would they not hire you or something?
Doubt it

Huntington, WV

#3 Jun 6, 2012
Seeing it is illegal discrimination and all...

Level 4

Since: May 12

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#4 Jun 6, 2012
I don't think "inked" people are a protected class under the Fair Employment Act.
Really

Seth, WV

#5 Jun 6, 2012
So you can go fight for your country and possibly get a tattoo for the branch of service you are in, but you can't work for the fire department when you return home?

“Often copied, never duplicated”

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Since: Nov 11

BelAir, CA

#6 Jun 6, 2012
maybe they should stop with the tats that have people jumping to death from their burning buildings.
inky

South Point, OH

#7 Jun 6, 2012
Instead of bitching about a tattoo how bout give your firefighters a pay raise. Buisiest damn FIRE department in about a 200 mile radius. Bigger cities just have more people don't mean they do more
Grammar Nazi

Charleston, WV

#8 Jun 6, 2012
tatoos are trashy and unprofessional. Tatoos are an ancient outdated form o body modification and symbolism. nobody cares about symbolity. Any decent business should not hire a tatoo infested person. it looks terrible and unprofessional.
FearMonger

Powellton, WV

#9 Jun 6, 2012
Grammar Nazi wrote:
tatoos are trashy and unprofessional. Tatoos are an ancient outdated form o body modification and symbolism. nobody cares about symbolity. Any decent business should not hire a tatoo infested person. it looks terrible and unprofessional.
As a tattooed person I do have to disagree. Tattoos are being more accepted throughout society as the years progress. I read somewhere that it was above 20% of people have tattoos.
I get my tattoos because they mean something to me. I don't care if other people like them or call them trashy.
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Since: May 12

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#10 Jun 6, 2012
I personally dont like tats but i have to be honest I have seen some great art work on others......I just myself wouldnt get one but it doesnt bother me to see them on others......as far as a disqualification for being a firefighter.....that just seems so unfair.....if they were in the military they can get tattoos but they have to be able to cover them up...and now they cant save people from a fire or cut a person out of a traumatic car accident etc.....the tattoo doesnt interfere with putting a fire out.....most of the time they are in full garb/gear and there is no way to really see part of a tattoo on them
HerdMan

Lynchburg, VA

#11 Aug 23, 2012
Tattoos are trashy as Nazi said. You show me a meth addict or some piece of crap person that is walking the side of the street or such and I'll show you a tattooed person. Even Hooters makes their girls cover any tats they have...It seems like more the tats a person has the trashier and worthless they are....
Resident

Columbus, OH

#12 Aug 23, 2012
If my home is on fire, I could care less about a firefighters tatoos, color of hair or anything else. He is risking his/her life to save me and my home.
hemlock

Kenova, WV

#13 Aug 23, 2012
there is an awful lot of women in huntington who think having a tattoo on her shin is the thang.
fat man in the party van

United States

#14 Aug 24, 2012
I'm sleeved out and I'm also a professional 38 bucks an hour
fat man in the party van

United States

#15 Aug 24, 2012
I think nice large tattoos covering large parts of the body are cool but I gotta admit small jailhouse tattoos all over the body are trashy and look cheap like you can't afford the tattoo so u just got as much ink as you could pay for at the time like a quarter sized Marvin the Martian
holmes

Ashburn, VA

#16 Aug 24, 2012
I has a buddy who was with the bomb sqad witht the army and they had to get tattoo in several places on their body so they be able to identify...dont understand why they would oppose to firefighters having body ink
WTH?

Ashland, KY

#17 Aug 24, 2012
There are many Huntington firemen with tattoos! There is nothing against them having one.
stupid

Huntington, WV

#18 Aug 24, 2012
i am a nurse and i have a half sleeve. please tell me that it is unprofessional and trashy when some of the most repected people in this world have them!!! just because someone has tattoos doesnt mean that they have poor character!!! grow the eff up people!!!
that guy

Saint Albans, WV

#19 Aug 24, 2012
stupid wrote:
i am a nurse and i have a half sleeve. please tell me that it is unprofessional and trashy when some of the most repected people in this world have them!!! just because someone has tattoos doesnt mean that they have poor character!!! grow the eff up people!!!
i have read some "interesting" things about nurses on here :/

Since: Aug 12

Huntington, WV

#20 Aug 24, 2012
Haven't heard this; however it seems to me that a lot are being discriminated against when applying for employment just because we happen to have tattoos.

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