Can I become an attorney even though I have a tattoo? 11 Answers as of February 07, 2014

I'm a sophomore in college and have one tattoo on my wrist of a hummingbird. Will this affect me in entering law school and becoming a lawyer?

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KEYL ADR Services, LLC | Mark D. Keyl
That will not stop you from being an attorney. I would suggest long sleeves when you interact with potential law schools.
Answer Applies to: Mississippi
Replied: 2/7/2014
Law Offce of Richard N. Grey | Richard N. Grey
No. A tattoo will not disqualify you from becoming an attorney.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/5/2014
WILLIAM L SANDERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW | William L. Sanders
A tattoo will not prohibit you from being a lawyer in GA, if you pass the bar exam. I can not answer for a law school, but I do not think they will care about your wrist or the hummingbird.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/5/2014
S. Joseph Schramm | Joseph Schramm
A tattoo on your wrist will not affect your entry into law school. What is important is that you maintain high grades as an undergraduate and that you do well on your LSAT test. Law schools consider other factors in addition to these two, such as whether you are or have been involved in any special activity that indicates that you would do well, but bearing a tattoo on the back of your wrist is not one of those factors.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 2/5/2014
Barton Barton & Plotkin
Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
No there is nothing wrong with tattoos. Many fine lawyers and judges have them.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/5/2014
    Peters Law, PLLC
    Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
    It may affect whether a firm wants to hire you, but it will not affect your ability to become an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 2/5/2014
    The Niskar Law Firm, PLLC
    The Niskar Law Firm, PLLC | Joey Niskar
    *Having a tattoo of a hummingbird on your wrist should not prevent you from either being admitted to a law school, or becoming a lawyer. Many very successful lawyers have tattoos. However, some prospective employers at law firms may not look too kindly upon applicants who have visible tattoos.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/5/2014
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    It should not. Good luck!
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/5/2014
    Mains Law Office
    Mains Law Office | Julie Mains
    There is no prohibition against tattoos by the California state bar. I would guess it would effect interviews with certain types of firms and others would not care. My suggestion would be to cover it with a bandage or makeup when dealing with professionals.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/5/2014
    Preston & Brar, LLC | Jesse Brar
    Yes, you can still become a lawyer. Good luck with law school!
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 2/5/2014
    Law Office of Jack Longert, LLC | Jack Longert
    Not by itself no.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 2/5/2014
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