Tattoo acceptance in the workplace
Story & Photos by Margaret Degman
He slowly pushed the needle into his skin. Thread, wrapped around the tip, held the ink that gradually formed an image under his skin. Now, out of boredom, influence and creativity, a Scorpio symbol would be forever embedded into his ankle. The technique was something he learned from the punk-rock documentary “The Decline of Western Civilization.” At age 13, this was Robert Yaple’s first tattoo, but not the first he had given.
What started in grade school as an “FTW” tattoo on …