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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Just for fun: Tattoos

Getting a tattoo may not be the wisest course of action if you plan to one day look for a job. That's the conclusion that Andrew Timming delivered at the British Sociological Association conference on work, employment and society:
Most respondents agreed that visible tattoos are a stigma...Respondents expressed concern that visibly tattooed workers may be perceived by customers to be 'abhorrent', 'repugnant', 'unsavoury' and 'untidy'.
Of course, if your tattoo displays how much you love your work, you might get the opposite result. What neuroscientist wouldn't hire this guy as a postdoc?

Gabriel Pato, a Brazilian biologist, carries on his body the principle that the brain is a network. Neurons send signals to thousands of other neurons, and it is the number and the strength of those connections from which our thoughts emerge. Credit: “Science Ink” by Carl Zimmer/Sterling Publishing

You can find more science tattoos here, here and here.