The popularity of visible body modification has soared in recent times especially among
the millennial generation. However, research on visible body modification has focused
predominantly on its health implications. Little is known about the impact of visible body
modification in the organizational context. The objective of this study was to examine the
perception of visible body modification and experiences of persons with visible body
modification. Using a mixed-method approach, 32 in-depth qualitative interviews were carried
out with recruiters and persons with visible body modification in Study 1. Study 2 involved a
quasi-experiment in which 240 Master of Business Administration students rated pictures of job
applicant with different kinds of visible body modification. Thematic analysis of the qualitative
data showed that persons with visible body modification experienced negative and positive
attitude and that visible body modification constitute a major constraint to employability.
However, the type of job, industry effect and competence of the applicant with visible body
modification were also determining factors in some cases where visible body modification is
permitted. Results from the quasi-experiment showed that visible body modification is
detrimental to employability. These findings call for much attention to be paid on the
consequence of wearing a visible body modification for the individual and the organization
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