Unless it’s a face tattoo, having tattoos or not having tattoos has zero bearing on your success potential as an actor, as they can easily be masked by makeup or wardrobe. The way you present yourself, both on set and in the audition room, should always be an attempt to magnify your inner beauty and charisma, not distract from it. When auditioning, with regards to appearance, you must present a clean canvas so as not to distract from what is most important: your personality and your inspired acting choices. Ultimately, you must decide to either showcase or hide your tattoos.
For some actors like Lena Dunham, tattoos are a part of their singularity—what makes them an original and sets them apart from the crowd.
Your personality is your secret weapon—your most valuable asset as an actor. Tattoos or no tattoos, your personality should always be the brightest light emanating from your work. Finally, ask yourself this: How many Oscar or Emmy-winning performances have you seen where an actor’s personal tattoos were on display? Very few.
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This article was originally posted on Backstage