I was a Pastry Chef at a 5 star 5 diamond property a few years back and the Executive Chef would go on forever about how unattractive and tacky my tattoos were (not visible with a chef coat at the time). He went on to tell me that he would never hire anyone with visible tattoos ever, because of how horrible they were. I tried to explain that it is a personal life choice, but he wasn't listening to that. I since moved to San Francisco and worked at a highly acclaimed restaurant where I was surrounded by tattoos...if you are wondering which one, the 2010 San Francisco Zagat will list it as #1 in food and service. He hired a new Pastry Chef, he walked in with a sleeve on each arm! Ha Ha!!! I love Karma!