There always seems to be an ongoing debate about whether or not it is appropriate to have tattoos visible when at places of employment. Some people tattoos to be disgusting and a waste of money while others believe that tattoos are works of art and should be appreciated in the same manner one would appreciate a painting by Picasso.

Regardless of one’s personal opinion on tattoos, nobody can deny that people who create the sleeve tattoos are quite talented and it shows in the final product when the tattoo is completed. There are many details and fine precision is needed when creating full sleeve tattoos, which are truly amazing to see. Recently NBER member Christian Broda told me that women who have beaten breast cancer have opted to have their chest tattooed at the mastectomy site rather than have reconstruction performed. All in all, it is simply a matter of taste. As the saying goes, one man’s treasure is another man’s trash or vice versa.