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If you are pierced or tattooed and would like to be featured on the STAPAW Instagram, check out our STAPAW Instagram shoutout rules.


To browse Support Tattoos and Piercings at Work awareness apparel click here.

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Awareness Contests

Read a list of awareness contests to help stop tattoo discrimination. Check out awareness contests from a Facebook cover photo competition to online magazine posts, an online tattoo contest and discrimination petition contests. If you have contest ideas or thoughts just contact us.

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Write Essays and Articles

Help spread the cause and stop tattoo discrimination by writing. If you're a student writing essays on tattoos and piercings or a journalist writing an article or research paper on tattoos we can help. Click for in-depth topical discussions on tattoo stereotypes and discrimination.

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Discrimination Against Tattoos in the Workplace

In the last 5 years, public opinion has made amazing strides to stop tattoo discrimination. However, 100's of people are fired every month because of tattoo discrimination in the workplace.


The STAPAW movement believes having ink and piercings isn’t unprofessional. What is unprofessional is turning down an employee due to superficial reasons and not their skill level or experience. Merit, character, work ethic, drive, and values should be the focus of employment and not looks. Click to find out featured businesses, employees, bosses, and surprising tattoo discriminators.


Sign up for volunteering in America or internationally to help raise awareness for the Support Tattoos and Piercings at Work cause. Browse a wide range of volunteer opportunities from social media work to volunteering at events, writing blog posts, press releases, graphic design work, and gathering petition signatures. 


You don't have to have tattoos or piercings if you're volunteering, in fact 30% of our volunteers don't!

Sign Petitions

Browse downloadable or internet petitions and sign petitions to stop tattoo discrimination. Find facts and stats about the affects of tattoos and piercings in the workplace. Also, read about common stereotypes and misconceptions. Help us spread awareness and sign petitions and then print off more to help get signatures. You send in signed copies and we'll bring the petitions to the businesses.

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Thanks for supporting the cause! Don't forget to follow our social media and check out our new shirt designs!

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