Of course, 2006 was eight years ago -- when body modification was most likely just becoming a "craze" among teens; a craze popular enough to send employers running for the hills when faced with applicants who were not afraid to ask questions when told to remove any piercings or visible tattoos. I assume this is truly when people's minds began to change, and rules began being challenged, and David Barron said “employers are getting involved in expensive legal battles as they attempt to adapt to the ever-changing workforce,” but is the fact that the workforce is changing really that scary of an idea?
Farah also writes that laws prohibiting discrimination based on appearance and behavior of this sort already have been passed in several cities in California, and restrictions against tattoos and piercings are breaking down all over the country as the trend becomes a craze among young people.
Another highlight from the article is how baffled the public is by tattoo tolerance books hitting the shelves soon after anti-homophobia books are published - tolerance is tolerance. Farah writes "There are even children’s books like “Mommy Has a Tattoo” and the “Tattoo Coloring Book.” The topic of tattoos and body piercing is one of the hottest for campus speakers. Major corporations are working the 'hip' new trend into their TV commercials and ad campaigns. And as tattoos and piercings become more common, some zealots are moving to extremes once unthinkable.