Petsmart improved their dress code.
Now they allow visible tattoos and facial piercings as long as they are "appropriate". I guess that means no tattoos of nude women or men, or swearing, and piercings without chains hanging, or infected piercings. The dress code says "If you have questions about appropriateness", it says to ask a manager.
I saw the new code posted on FB by a friend that works there.
This is a nice step for them. In Ontario, it is illegal to fire for tattoos (I was fired once, for wearing long sleeves, actually, when the manager at a restaurant saw a tattoo, and said it was inappropriate to wear a long sleeved blouse under my apron, I was a waitress. (before that law). Starbucks only allows single ear piercings. You can sign away your right to have piercings and tattoos. They make you on Starbucks applications. I filled out theirs, and on the last page, I had to sign it. I didn't, and they never called.. I do have one tattoo on my hand. I've tattooed over scars.
I think it's pretty cool of Petsmart.
My dad even thought it was 'discrimination' when I was fired for having tattoos. I've never considered it discrimination: I made a choice to get pierced and tattooed, and if someone won't hire me, that's their choice. I've worked in many places that allow piercings and tattoos, funky hair colours, which is cool. I thought it was a "bonus" and I've never been upset to hide tattoos at an interview, dye my hair to "normal" or take out my piercings (which I have very few of, ear and upper lip now) for an interview or job.
Also, working with customers, I've preferred to have a "cleaner" look without visible tattoos and piercings or whacky hair, because people ask a LOT of questions and it drove me bananas. My last job there were a lot of us with funky hair, piercings, tattoos, but you couldn't tell most of the time: We worked in a 50F cooler in a greenhouse, so we bundled up.
But its more acceptable now. I like that.