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I am sorry that you are being blocked from a position that you are qualified for. Clearly you are an animal person and would be a good fit.
Sadly, Texas law is much more employer friendly than it is employee friendly on matters such as this. Texas law has no statutes that address discrimination because of appearance or dress or body art. Neither does the federal government.
The classes of "Protected Persons" under the law are Age (over 40), race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and the like. So if the reason that they chose not to hire you was based on your tattoos there is no basis to bring a complaint or a law suit.
Here is an article that discusses this in greater detail:
However, if you believe that you could make out a complaint based on one of the other classes you could do so with the Texas Workforce Commission. There is no charge for making the complaint:
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Here is a link to the Texas Law:
There is no federal law that addresses this either.
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