I agree with the first statement, the type of tattoo can indeed have a strong influence here.
About implications, I really want to live in a world where it doesn't matter who you are (as long as you're not actively harming other people, either by behavior or appearance), and people can look at skills and passion over anything else.
Oh, I absolutely agree! It would be nice if we lived in a world where people don't look at outward appearance to judge someone. Unfortunately, that's not the world we have, and it doesn't look like we'll be changing the whole of mankind anytime soon. Thus, while we ourselves can choose to focus on character and skill instead of appearance, we should still consider how others may view us, and weigh whether the potential consequences of that are strong enough to bear our own consideration in how we present ourselves.
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