I am not sure which side of the fence I come down on this one...on the one hand, as a "collector" of tasteful and non visible (unless I want you to do see them) tattoos...I believe tattoos are a beautiful expression of personality. On the other hand, I see pictures such as the one below, and I immediately turn into the unhip mother that I am sometimes accused of being by certain teenagers who reside with me.
It goes back to using common sense. If there is a dress code that prohibits vulgarity or offensive messaging on clothing, then it goes without saying that offensive tattoos should also be prohibit. But not all tattoos are offensive, and some of the sweeping policies that ban all tattoos are outdated and narrow-minded. I like the reasoning and wording of the Ontario arbitrator who struck down the Ottawa Hospital's policy to cover tattoos - he declared that tattoos were not just for “sailors, stevedores and strippers” any more. Exactly!