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Q: I work in a small office that's conservative but friendly. I always wear a jacket or long-sleeved shirt because I have many tattoos on my arms. I appreciate that not everyone may want to see tattoos or consider them appropriate in a professional environment. But when there is a social work outing, such as a barbecue at the local park for employees and families, should I continue to cover up? If the temperature is warm and it would be appropriate to wear short sleeves, should I still wear long sleeves? I think seeing my tattoos would shock my co-workers at first, and I wouldn't want my boss, who is very conservative about dress and demeanour in the office, to possibly think less of me.
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