But here goes nothing. Not really sure who to ask this, and since I assume most of you have jobs, I hope you'll bear with. (also I like you guys the best)
So I'm interviewing for a new position at a new firm. It's a great opportunity for many reasons, not least of which is the 12mi scenic commute. Here's the wrinkle... I have a great deal of tattoos (sleeve, full chest, etc) and work in a professional setting. My current employer is very relaxed about that sort of thing and as long as I cover my ink in front of clients, they don't care what I wear around the office.
I have one interview left, and up to this point I've covered everything every time I've met with them. However, their office is business casual as well... do I have any obligation to tell them I've got 75 hrs of tattoos? I'm concerned they'll be upset if I show up for work in a S/S shirt and shock everyone.
And to answer the inevitable question... this is the first job I've interviewed for in 10 years where I didn't already know the hiring manager, etc before going into the interview process. So for my last couple jobs, they've known about the tattoos before they ever called me in for an interview.
So should I tell in advance, or just show up for work like a big surprise?