A teenager from Merthyr Tydfil who was told to remove a lip ring for a work placement scheme has told ITV News he thinks it's time to challenge the "negative perception" of body art.
Cameron Bash, 17, believes discrimination against tattoos and piercings still exists - particularly among employers - despite body art becoming more mainstream.
I was with an agency that helps people into work and around that time I got a lip ring. I went for an interview and was told if I wanted this job then I had to take it out. It made me feel bad and really down about myself.
Cameron says although he knows tattoos and piercings divide public opinion, the film aims to show they have no effect on an individual’s personality, demeanour, or ability to work.
I would say to any young person going for a job with tattoos and piercings that any environment they go into may be different. A corporate employer may see it as an act of rebellion but in other places it wouldn’t matter. Sometimes expressing yourself is actually encouraged.