I dont think they would. Tattoos and piercings are the norm these days. Where im from (Tacoma wa) Tattoos piercings and dyed hair does not even limit your job opportunities! Good luck!
I would love to move back there! I grew up in Puyallup. Buut I'm in Georgia for the foreseeable future so I'm thinking of investing in some dermablend for some promotional shots I'm taking to get my hoop performances better-known. Thanks for the input :)
I would thing performance is an industry that wouldn't judge on tattoos. Other jobs might.
I can't say in my experience that I've been turned down for my tattoos. If anything, I believe it has helped my career as a performer because it adds to my unique look.
They can be tricky in Japan, where tattoos are linked to organised crime. There are some stupid prohibitions on tattoos here. Let's just say that Dermablend is your friend when you want to cover your tats.
I have to cover my tattoo for certain performances. It's on my stomach so it's highly visible; it's writing so people are always staring at it trying to read it. It distracts from my performance, so I use a tattoo cover used for weddings which works quite nicely!
that's a good point about the writing, I have a new one on my arm that confuses people -"We're all laughing with God" by Regina Spektor. It might be better just to cover it for performances than have to explain it after every one.
It just depends on the gig really. While a lot of places and people wont care at all there are some times when you might need to cover it up, like if your doing a kids birthday performance or performing for a much older crowd. Some parents look down on tattoos but I think in this day and age your mostly in the clear.
I would think because hooping (although very popular), is not "typical" in a mainstream sense, tattoos would be accepted, because it generally represents an alternative type of culture. Note that I put the word "typical" in quotes and also used the word "generally."
Generally (again), the "mainstream" feeds on this type of culture for entertainment because it take them to a place they can fantasize about for awhile without having to take any risks. Therefore, tattoos only add to the excitement.
A lot of people in "conventional" jobs have tattoos, but they have them in discrete places, easy cover-able by clothing so they can appear "decent" day to day. And for me, the whole mentality behind this is ludicrous.
Look at our world: it is the people without the obvious tattoos we have to worry about the most.
Yes it can but that depends where you are, where your tattoos are. I have done performances for corporate clients where one of the requests from the agent was for performers with no visible tattoos. But that is high level corporate stuff where they are booking you to fill a particular roll, not to necessarily perform your own work and it doesn't happen that often. But yes it can.
That said if you do have tats and you want to take those kind of bookings it is not to hard to cover them up with derma blend. I have a friend with a big back tattoo which she has covered for some corporate stuff and for a theater show that we did were tattoos did not really suit the character she was playing.