Tattoos and Human Resource Management: Taboos Revisited. Earlier in the course, we discussed taboos and the subject of tattoos came up. I was catching up on reading my journals and I read this article in the May 2016 HR Magazine, “Can we ban visible tattoos and piercings in the workplace?”. The HR Magazine is put out by the Society of Human Resource Managers. Since we have some HR majors, I will be interested in their take on this question. Would do you think?