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Woman sacked 30 minutes into new job after she revealed intricate hand tattoo

By Mirror | September 26th 2015

A woman has told how she was sacked from her job after only 30 minutes after employers realised she had an intricate hand tattoo.

Claire Shepherd, 27, had been offered the role as a retail merchandiser with shopping company Dee Set after passing a phone interview.

But after receiving an email about the company's dress policy, Claire realised they included a note which said tattoos should be covered up.

Claire, from Swansea, replied explaining she had an intricate tattoo covering her hand in the hope the company would understand.

But barely half an hour after being offered a position, she found her services were no longer require Devastated Claire took to Facebook slamming Dee Set writing: "I'm totally disgusted".

She said she has six years managerial experience and her tattoos have never previously been a problem.

She added: "They clearly thought i had something to offer and would be the right person for the job as they had already offered me the position.

"I'm shocked that people still discriminate against visible tattoos. I just didn’t think this happened anymore."

It is understood Dee Set changed their mind and re-offered Claire the job after her Facebook post went viral.

But she turned it down and has got a job with B and M instead.

A spokesman for Dee Set told Metro: "Deeset is a progressive, equal opportunity employer and recognises this error in process during our peak recruitment period.

"We have explained to Claire that the job offer remains, we are currently recruiting all over the UK and we welcome all with the right skill set to join our growing team of retail experts."

More ink-redible tattoos are on show at the London Tattoo Convention this weekend.

Hundreds of artists from around the world have jetted in to celebrate their needlework.

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