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Met Police bans officers' visible tattoos - have your say
12:01pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
MET Police officers have been banned from getting visible tattoos because they “damage the professional image” of the force.
Body art on the face, neck or hands is not permitted, while all other tattoos must be covered.
Staff who already have “prohibited” visible tattoos must register them in writing, with failure to do so liable to disciplinary action.
What do you think about Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe’s new policy on tattoos? Is it fair? Would you consider a police officer or other workers, such as doctors or teachers, to be less ‘professional’ if they have visible tattoos? Add your comments below.