Accountants and… tattoos
April 23, 2010 at 1:17 am #157615
So I’m one lecture in to my FAR re-study and bored out of my mind.
Just curious about the whole “conservative” image accountants seem to have. When I had a mid-life crisis and changed my career to accounting, I also got a tattoo. My tramp stamp is a shamrock on my shoulder. Maybe I should have gotten a dollar sign or a T-account.
Do you have a tattoo? What? Where?
(Jeff may delete this. It is not CPA related. Like I said, I am bored.)April 23, 2010 at 4:12 am #560283
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I don’t think they are a big deal as long as they aren’t offensive incredibly or apparent. I have 6, so I don’t have a problem with them (clearly). Mine are in discrete locations, however. Just my two cents…April 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm #560284
I don’t have any but I don’t think they’re considered a tramp stamp unless they are on the middle of the lower back.April 23, 2010 at 3:55 pm #560285
I have tons…mine are hidden but they are large…I got them in places i knew would be covered up in the workplace….so my upper back and upper arm a lot of my lower leg is covered…..even tho i dont think it matters if they are not offensive i would not want to put myself in a situation where someone was judging me for a job and all they saw were my tats..
chrisApril 23, 2010 at 4:43 pm #560286
Jeff – another71.comKeymaster
nah…I only delete posts that could get me contacted by lawyers, the AICPA, are spam, or could stir up a fight.
I have a frat tat on my ankle. DON’T JUDGE ME. 🙂
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I have a tattoo of Nicholas Cage on the inside of my right thigh, how could I judge a frat-tat?
Just kidding, about the Cage tattoo.April 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm #560288
I thought about getting a tattoo of a pair of lips or a target on my ass with “HEY NASBA” over it but my wife objected.April 23, 2010 at 6:28 pm #560289
I have 2, but they are concealed for the most part. I have one on my lower leg just above my ankle, so I do not wear skirts or dresses. I occasionally wear capri pants, but not too often as I don’t want it visible. The other is on my upper thigh. I’m getting my 3rd when I pass the 4th part. Now what to get? I like brla’s concept 😉April 23, 2010 at 6:34 pm #560290
I dont think youd have a problem unless its visible when you are in work clothes. That being said, I have no tatoos but have 3 piercings. Only one is visible and thats my tongue ring. I wonder if I would need to wear a spacer or clear jewelry….April 23, 2010 at 6:35 pm #560291
LOL – What if someone really did have a T-account? Anyone out there have an accounting-related tattoo? I am waiting until I pass to get mine… kidding.April 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm #560292
If your co-workers cant see them, they will never know….they have become more common these days, so even if a boss or co-worker saw that you had one I dont think they would think twice about it. I have a cross on my right upper arm, and a Japanese style dragon half sleeve (a guess a little less than 1/2) on my left. I work at a shirt and tie firm so, it hasnt been an issue for me. Tattoo’s are awesome, dont be ashamed!April 23, 2010 at 11:52 pm #560293
I really want a nose ring and I actually don’t think it would prevent me from *getting* a job…but I don’t think it would fly to stroll into work one day with it..so I haven’t done it. Maybe one day.October 2, 2011 at 12:45 am #560294
Came across this post. VERY INTERESTING to read these 2 days before my test.
I have a butterfly on my back behind my right shoulder. I want an “ohm” on my hand between my thumb and fore finger but I doubt I’ll ever get it……unless I tell myself I can get after I pass all 4 parts. I also have a nose ring 🙂October 2, 2011 at 12:47 am #560295
Jeff – another71.comKeymaster
I’m getting SMH across my shoulders this week in honor of this testing cycle.
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I have 3 tattoos. My most recent (and probably most visible) is on the top of my foot. Thankfully it’s still easy enough to hide. I do have plans for a 4th, though that one will be easy to hide as well. I also have my tragus pierced, though that seems to be more common, but also harder to hide.October 2, 2011 at 1:52 am #560297
I also have my tragus pierced, but at least it’s easy to take out (if attempting to hide)
I’m thinking since I’ve already passed BEC and AUD – I can get a C
then after REG – I can get a P
Which means…. I would HAVE to get myself to pass FAR to get the ‘A’ otherwise I’d look like an idiot – not that the world wouldn’t see me as one after that anyway
“Hey, why does that girl have C.P.A across her arm?”
“Those must be her initials”October 2, 2011 at 1:58 am #560298
@Snick, I have my tragus pierced but have never taken it out! That piercing hurt.. Had my noise pierced for years but took it out once I started to work in accounting. No tattoos.. yetOctober 2, 2011 at 3:33 am #560299
I have none, but I promised myself to get one right after I pass all section
a way to remind myself the tough journey i have been going through
target: inner forearmOctober 2, 2011 at 3:56 am #560300
I have a tattoo of an ass on my buttOctober 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm #560301
WOW this woke me up quick, I read that Allyson is one week into her FAR restudy and thought whoa! what happened? I thought you were done?
Then I realized it was a year old……..October 2, 2011 at 7:15 pm #560302
I have a chamelon on my right shoulder to remind me to always be adaptable. My boss has a tribal tat on his wrist so I figured I’d be okay if I ever wore tank style tops.October 2, 2011 at 11:22 pm #560303
I’ve got two tattoos and both are easily concealed. A dragon on my hip and a bear on my lower back. Once I pass the CPA, I’m getting a sparrow on my rib cage with “Give anything, but I won’t give up” written around it. I am a big fan of tattoos and they’re definitely not as taboo as before.October 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm #560304
I had to Google “tragus” and then I got a YouTube video of someone getting it done. EEK! I don’t like blood.
Did it make a crunching sound?October 2, 2011 at 11:48 pm #560305
Yes. I definitely heard the crunch 🙂October 3, 2011 at 12:52 am #560306
I heard a bit of a pop when they did the piercing, but the guy was doing an awesome job talking to me to keep me distracted. Mine didn’t really bleed.October 3, 2011 at 1:04 am #560307
i have a tragus piercing too! and a small star on my inner wrist. the star represents my 4 years in college.October 3, 2011 at 2:37 am #560308
I had my belly pierced on a trip to NYC. Then I got pregnant and took it out. I never put it back in because it is the LAST place on my body I want to draw attention to now – especially after the CPA studying weight gain.October 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm #560309
I have my tragus and my rook pierced… neither are noticable when my hair is down, and I havent had any problems at work. I didn’t have any crunching with my tragus… but the girl messed up when she did my rook- OUCH! I’ll never take it out after what I went through to get it!October 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm #560310
I have one on my upper left arm.October 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm #560311
My tongue was pierced when I was in college. I took the ring out as soon as I started looking for a job in accounting. It just didn’t seem worth risking my career for.
As for tattoos, I think that the industry you work in can make a big difference. For example, I work at a bank and we are not allowed to have any visable tattoos. Period.
That being said, I do think that I want to get one eventually (in a discreet location, maybe mid-back/booty/thigh), but I’ve promised myself that I won’t get one until I can make my mind up and stick to it for at least two years. If I still like my tattoo idea at the end of two years, I’ll allow myself to get one.
My advice… keep the tattoo covered up around co-workers. Otherwise flaunt your stuff. 🙂
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