Judging books by their coversEmployers shouldn't read into tattoos, piercings when making hiring decisionsBy Todd Humber07/14/2014|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/14/2014 When I was a teenager, I really wanted a jean jacket. (Hey, it was the 1980s, don’t judge.) But my parents wouldn’t let me have one. My mom was a teacher and, in her eyes, kids who wore jean jackets seemed to misbehave more than those who wore corduroys. (Hey, I said it was the ‘80s.)The point is there’s always been a stereotype associated with the way we look — the way we dress, how we style our hair and whether or not we have piercings or tattoos. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.