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Starbucks Is Now Cool with Its Baristas Being Inked Up

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Starbucks announced Thursday that starting October 20, it would be making some changes to its dress code, most notably the allowance of visible tattoos.

The current policy requires employees to cover their tattoos, but the coffee juggernaut released an updated version of its dress code that lets its members openly show their tattoos as long as they’re not offensive and aren’t located above the shoulders.

In September, Starbucks opened up a discussion through its Facebook page, asking employees to voice their opinions on what should be changed within the company. The baristas responded with over 3,000 comments.

They also fought for the right through a coworker.org campaign last August that saw over 25,000 people sign a petition to let the workers openly wear their tattoos.

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Along with the outcry for tattoos, workers asked for allowance of colored ties and scarves, and black denim, all changes that were applied in the new dress code.

New jewelry guidelines will also take effect as the “partners” will be allowed to wear plain band rings, but watches, bracelets and wrist bands are still banned.

Congrats! Wear your ink proudly, guys.

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By Isai Rocha

Isai is the self-proclaimed Kanye West of burrito eating. He has a hard time trusting vegans, ranch dressing and especially vegan ranch dressing.

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