Will a Forearm Tattoo effect my life, and future jobs?

Hi, my name is Kevin and I'm 17. 18 in September. In two weeks I'm getting two tattoo's, 1 on each forearm, going across. The very top of my inner forearm right under the elbow crease. I'm getting my Mothers name on my right arm and my Grandmothers name on my left arm, Marsha and Jennie. I'm just wondering if this is a stupid idea? If i will regret getting these. My goal in life is to attend a trade school for Networking and computer Graphics, but in the meantime I plan on getting a job at a fast food place or a small diner/resturant. Will these two tatt's effect working at mcdonalds/jack in the box ect. oh and will people look at me dirty or look at me as a bum? They're going to be in cursive fonts. I'm a Half black kid who dress's like a skater and i have Inch Gauges in both ears. I'm not worried about about looking like a thug, just looking dirty and run down. Please excuse my bad grammer, i'm just to lazy to care (just wrote 2 essays and sick of fixin' chit) Thank you all for your answers =]

Asked By: Kevin the Great - 3/5/2008
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There is a stereotype for people with tattoos. Even today, when a lot more people have tattoos than in the past. In the olden days, until not too long ago, having a tattoo was a rebel thing to do. It was associated with bikers, military service (grunts), gangs, prison, punk, etc. It was stereotyped that if you had a... More
Answered By: RowdyBull - 3/5/2008
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Skin Cancer...=]]
Answered By: daylin m - 3/5/2008
thats really a sweet idea =] and i dont think you would look like a bum it might be semi hard to find some jobs but thats a pretty small catagory i bet you could pull it off hope that helped =] &&no, its not stupid
Answered By: Victoria - 3/5/2008
It's up to an employer to decide whether they want to hire you. Many people that have tattoos and want a "respectable" job choose to wear long sleeves all the time (or whatever else to cover up the tattooed body part). Then again, there are those people that have jobs that allow full blown tattoo sleeves. There's no... More
Answered By: NelsonBig - 3/5/2008
you might have to explain the names frequently...nobody is going to guess right off that it's your mom and grandma's names probably. i dont think it would cause employment problems at the places you mentioned.
Answered By: buffy - 3/5/2008
well to help things out, start to redressing yourself to give a better impression that you are going to go for a trade school for networking and computer, and get rid of the gauges in the ears,clean up and stop looking run down to start first, when you start to work keep the arms covered, this will keep any... More
Answered By: islandhobbler - 3/5/2008
I have a tattoo on my forearm, and I absolutely love it, but I do have to find crafty ways to conceal it at times. The only time it is really a problem is summertime when it gets really hot, but I have to remain overly-clothed. It's totally worth it, though... More
Answered By: livi_run_riot - 3/5/2008
Yes people will look at you differently and judge you, but that's part of getting a tattoo. If you truly want it, you should think about why it would make you happy and why you would like having it, and not worry about what other people think of it.
Answered By: Sam - 3/5/2008
You should be alright, when I was 18 and got my first tattoo I met a guy at the tattoo shop [he was working there] he had sleeves [tattoos from wrists to elbows] he needed another job and I was in college and working at Winn-Dixie and he got a job at Winn-Dixie as stock and DIDN'T have to wear long sleeve shirts under... More
Answered By: Lyndz110506 - 3/5/2008
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