About Ignite

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Tattoos in the workplace and why they should be banned... coming from a gal with 18 tattoos.

Christina Reese



I am sort of your average Bendite. I love yoga pants and lattes, I'm a wife, I'm a mom of a 7 year old boy who is my entire world, I work two jobs (one full-time, one part-time), I go to school full time at COCC, and am an overall good person. I don't have a Subaru or a dog, but no one is perfect.

A while back a friend of mine was complaining that her employer doesn't allow her to show her arm tattoos. That got me thinking, my employers don't let me show my tattoos either. And why not? They aren't offensive and they are well done. Well I have several compelling reasons why folks shouldn't show their tattoos at work, whether or not you work with the public.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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