Regarding the legality of denying tattooed applicants access to public jobs (Twin Cities+Region, Feb. 14), I have two comments: First, I believe some tattoos are indeed beautiful works of art. Second, however, unless an employee would be allowed to wear a shirt with the same design on it to work (say, for example, a shirt displaying an image of spiky, sword- or knife-like flaming vines), I don't believe employers should have to accept that type of "attire" from an employee simply because the "shirt" is permanent.
MARIE SULLIVAN, EDINA
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