By Bill Doyle:

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Some job seekers are taking an unusual step to improve their chances: they're getting their tattoos removed. In California, an economic development group made low-cost lasering available for the unemployed.

News 10 in San Diego quoted the general manager of the economic group as saying, "People with visible tattoos can face considerable boundaries." A bank manger said that there were people in the back room that he couldn't promote to teller because of their tattoos and the image their customers have in their mind of what a teller should look like.

How about you? Would you think twice about hiring someone with visible tattoos? Leave your comments below.