The Metropolitan Police has announced that any officers who have tattoos on their face, neck, above the collar or hands must declare them to their line managers or face misconduct proceedings. The force said it was aware there were officers with prohibited “visible tattoos” that
could not be covered with clothing. The Met said Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe was requiring those officers to make a formal written declaration to their line manager about these tattoos by November 12 or face disciplinary action.
A written declaration? Why not a photo? And in my day, if you were good at rugby you'd get in regardless!
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Makes you wonder what the Church of England might prefer, a tattooed male Bishop or an un-inked female one? Just saying...