Tattoos in the workplace


Australians get tattoos and apply for jobs

1950 - Present

Australian's get tattoos

1950 - 2013

People are protesting about the new laws

2014 - Present

The federal government makes some new tattoo laws

2014 - December 2014

The federal government cracks down on tattoo licenses which put many tattoo parlours out of business.

People apply for jobs but are turned down because of their tattoos


Chontelle applies for a job at Qantas and Emirates but was turned down because of her tattoo and was told to get rid of it if she really wanted the job.

Australians are spending $100's of dollars to get rid of their tattoos so they can get the job

July 30 2016 - Present