I voted “Allow” due to the following statement:
“…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/ )