85% of job applicants think a tattoo impedes getting a job

85% of Vault.com survey respondents believe that tattoos and body piercings impede ones chances of finding a job. Only 16% of employers have an official company policy on tattoos and piercings. Vault found that over half of employees with tattoos and/or body piercings opt to cover up when they are at work. 42% of those surveyed admitted to having either a tattoo and/or body piercing. Of that group, 40% had one or more tattoos and only 20% had one or more piercings.