Specialists of the SuperJob job search service found out how employers and employees in Russia feel about tattoos. The survey conducted in 2020 was attended by 500 employers and 1,600 Russians over 18 years old from all districts of the country.
It turned out that in fact, 14 per cent of Russian employers had cases when they had to refuse a candidate for a vacancy because of his tattoos, and more often, it was for this reason that they did not hire people for positions in trade and customer service. However, 79 per cent of employers in Russia have not faced such a situation.
According to the results of the study, only 29 per cent of respondents approve of tattoos. Men approve of tattoos less often than women (24 per cent versus 34 per cent, respectively). The older the respondents, the less often you can receive their approval (50 per cent among people under 24 and 14 per cent among people over 45). Among those who do not have a tattoo now, the number of those who would like to get one has slightly decreased (14 per cent in 2013 and 10 per cent in 2020).
Only 17 per cent of Russians would like to get a tattoo. Women dream of it more often than men (19 per cent and 13 per cent, respectively), and young people think of it more often than the older generation (29 per cent among Russians under 24 and 9 per cent among respondents over 45). It is specified that most of the Russians who want to get a tattoo are among those who already have one or more tattoos on their bodies (60 per cent).