Tattoo discrimination in the workplace is more common then one might think. With the number of people who have tattoos increase so are the chances of being discriminated against. It is said that a tattooed person does not pass judgment on a person with no tattoos but it can be said the other way around – for the most part. Who agrees with me? Dave Champion does; in fact he is bringing the same passion on tattoo discrimination in the workplace as he does to fight for our liberty.
Tattooed Need Not Apply
Almost every generation or ethnic group is faced with some type of discrimination. Just think back to the 60’s and the hippie movement, when signs were posted at businesses stating “No Long Hair People Need Apply”. As Dave Champion stated in his blog article titled, “The Ugly Truth About Tattoo Discrimination In The Workplace” we first need to understand what discrimination is:
Discriminate: (verb, used without object) – to make a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person or thing belongs rather than according to actual merit.1
Our Artist Spotlight is with Dongkyu Lee, better known as Qtattoo of Forever Young Ink in Toronto, Canada. Qtattoo is originally from Seoul, South Korea and has been taking the tattoo community by storm. A storm of killer tattoos that is. We caught up with Qtattoo to discuss tattooing.
How long have you been tattooing for?
I started my apprentice in 2011, so I been tattooing for approx 5 years now.
Did you always want to be a tattoo artist? Have you always been into art?
I have majored in Art from the University and decided to be a tattoo artist while I was serving in the army.