[quote=“burnerking”]Basically, I want to know the deal with tattoos and Buxibans - are they against teachers having tattoos? visible tattoos? Is it frowned upon and may result in not getting a job.
I have two small ones on my back which aren’t visible. I’m planning to get a half sleeve tattoo done, which will be visible, before I come to Taiwan. I’ll postpone the tattoo if it’s going to cause complications.[/quote]
I have seen a lot of Taiwanese people (men, really) with tattoos, so there isn’t a stigma against it as in some countries. Koreans (especially the religious types) view tattoos as either a sign of gang membership or “satanism”. Those entering the Korean military with tattoos will have them forcibly removed by lazer surgery.
On the other hand, visible tattoos are not likely to be accepted at a school. If you can’t cover it with a short sleeved shirt and pants, it’s probably not a good thing to have. Nobody at my school has ever seen my tattoo, and I intend to keep it that way.
And if someone had a tattoo on his face or neck, why even bother applying for a job?