- Posted June 19, 2008 by
White Plains, New York
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Do you tattoo?
lawyer with tattoos
I'm a 50 year old lawyer in NY, a partner in a law firm. I have tattoos on my arms with images and the names of my two children and my wife. The one in the picture (lousy photo) is a train with my son's name (Miles). Designed by a local tattoo artist.
I don't worry about my tattoos at work. Everybody is fine with it. Of course, I wear long sleeves with many clients, and in court. But I have had clients come to visit me, or something, and see them. Uniformly, the reactions have been positive. Sometimes I tell people, I use the tattoos to scare or shake people up in depositions (nothing like taking off your suit jacket, rolling up your sleeves, and saying, "Now, would you like to reconsider the answer you just gave?" <g>).
I had one client stop by the other day, two guys, actually, and I had a short sleeve shirt on. They were stunned. They proceeded to show me their tattoos, which were also for family members. We had a good laugh and realized we had something else in common. They recommended a tattoo artist, whom I will be going to see soon.
By the way, I think tattoos on women are sexy. My wife has one, discretely located, of my first initial.