I am curious as to what you guys’s think about visible tattoos on crews.
Since I’m Japanese, we tend to dislike tattoos and avoid people with tattoos. Even some public baths don’t allow people with tattoos to enter.
I personally prefer no visible tattoos for crews to visible tattoos.
I don’t see anything wrong with tattoos, as long as their entire body isn’t completely covered. Although tattoos aren’t for me, some small ones visible on employees bodies is completely fine, as it is just a way for them to personalize themselves.
I think they are okay as long as it’s not like a face tattoo or whatever. Personally, I like a clean body so tattoos are not for me, but if it is not something invasive and doesn’t hurt job performance go ahead.
I’m fine with them. As long as they are not to overboard there fine. My dad has like 2 tiny tattoos that are sometimes visible and as he is not a commercial pilot he is still a pilot. I don’t really see a problem
I think tattoos are fine, I mean it’s art only on your body. Tbh they kinda scare me but that’s just because of my associations with tattoos (which is bad but I’m understanding why you would like one). I get why some cultures are against tattoos but for me it’s just a form of expression, I like to compare it to a necklace you may be wearing that carries a significance to you or a ring. I think tattoos should be allowed and if it’s not allowed at some airlines then they’re limiting your freedom to express yourself through your body. I see that some might find it scary with tattoos but that does not make the person any less qualified for the same job, the person just looks different and I believe that society needs to change and begin to look better upon people with tattoos or another form of body art.
I feel like that would be impossible to do which is why I’m saying that we need to be more open and accepting. Of course, there are symbols and persons that I feel like are off limit when it comes to tattoo your body but then again it’s their body and we need to respect them regardless of their appearance.
Anyone else think of the progressive commercial with the whole “we can’t stop you from becoming your parents thing” and in the backyard party one whare the one lady is talking to the other, and she says “oh, you have a tattoo, fun, you don’t work?” You’ll know it if you have seen it, I’ll try to find a link to it on YouTube…
It’s an odd commercial for sure, but people from the US should recognize the series…
Personally I have no problem with tattoos, however in a professional context they shouldn’t be visible whilst you are performing your duties. Ie not on the neck, face or hands. Providing it’s covered then good to go!
Yes whilst on duty. What people shown in their own time is fine (personally I like tattoos!) ear piercings are fine, however have to be careful on other piercings. In a customer facing industry you have to be mindful of not making your passengers uncomfortable. Particularly within an industry like the airlines where you have customers from many different backgrounds and nations.
“…the airline was seen as employing double standards, using Maori symbology in its marketing while not allowing traditional tā moko ink…”
Yea, the nerve…!
But then the airline went full on to accept all tattoos, so my views are somewhat divided in this.
At first I was going to write maybe the OP need to understand that an airline could come from a world that don’t share his same views on tattoos, tattoos could mean important cultural or even religious symbols, or art - but on second thought… an airline should also understand that it operates globally across different cultural sentiments among nations. Where I used to live for example, tattoos meant that you’re capable of violence at will and have the back up for it or just fresh out from jail, in another city, it meant pure art form and freedom of expression.
So who’s to give way, cultural importance or business importance? Forced views or money?
An example of a traditional Maori tattoo, the men usually have full face tattoo, but that is understandably traditional that I'm very familiar with ( pic courtesy of https://www.airlineratings.com/news/air-new-zealand-inks-new-deal-staff-tattoos/ )
I don’t get why having a say nose piercing can be so much worse than an ear piercing. And as you mention different nations, sure they may be repulsed by it but I think people needs exposure to different cultures. Some nations require you to wear it, then what are you going to do as an airline? Suppress their beliefs by not allowing it or not hire them and pretend it’s not discrimination? People just need to get comfortable with the thought of other people from other states and nations are different in their style of living.
Wait. Is there a nation that requires you to have a tattoo? I’ve never heard of one. Yes al ot of people need exposure t other cultures. But I think you are on the tattoo side hence you think other cultures should allow tattoos. What about some culture that prohibits or dislikes tattoos? Shouldn’t people with tattoos need to understand other cultures as well and not make it visible or do some sort of effort so that they don’t offend or make them uncomfortable? At the end of the day it’s all about service and making the customer feel comfortable. I think having a tattoo will not offend some people but I’m sure it’s not going to make them comfortable. Or at least making passengers uncomfortable will outweigh making them comfortable.
Yes I agree with you! @Hinata people with tattoos when traveling to places which they know dislike tattoos or such should make efforts to make them more comfortable and show that they are aware of their culture and respect it. Please note that when I talk about nations I talk about groups of people that shares the same values and not a state which is a country. And yes some nations require a tattoo to show that they belong/ are a part with them. But at the same time I would ask that people who come from cultures who dislike tattoos to understand that there are cultures that like them. My point is that though there are more non-tattooed people than tattooed I think that we should look at them and not think that they’re criminals or dangerous or that they’re just stupid. Those who have tattoos should take some actions when traveling to another state to respect the culture of the people living there and people from those cultures who dislike it can still do it but not do it in an obvious way when traveling abroad. Back to the topic, it’s kinda hard but I figure out the stuff with tattoos as it further limits the amount of people that can work in an airline as one can’t cover up a face tattoo unless you’re wearing makeup. Hands can easily be covered with gloves and neck with a scarf. And you’re right most people would probably prefer not to have tattooed crew on an airplane but I believe that it would change with time and hopefully become more accepted among the world’s states and nations.