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Old 6th Nov 2012, 14:17
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Allowing Tattoos

Hi!
There is nothing in the world I want more than to become part of a cabin crew...
But I have tattoos. I am more than happy to cover them with a skin-coloured bandage or slip or whatever, but two are on my arms (small one on forearm and medium sized on my upper arm so in a t-shirt you can see half of it or so).
I hear that some flight attendants do have tattoos, but I can't find a single airline who seem to allow it. I was so made up for Emirates but then after months of preparing for interviews and buying tattoo concealers and generally just being excited, I saw they don't allow covered ones.
Can you name some for me?
Thank you!
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Old 15th Nov 2012, 11:20
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20 years ago thought about a small tattoo on the inside of my right bicep, so that when arms are hanging by the sides it would be totally invisible (next to rib cage).........Glad now I never did get it!!

Thought some CX FO had a pair of wings tattooed on his back??

7 years ago was at a water park with a much younger Jnr Fliegs, and thought to myself how good it would be to have a Tat removal parlour in years to come

No....I can't help you
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Old 22nd Nov 2012, 04:50
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Sad rule. I love tats myself,cant get any tho
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Old 22nd Nov 2012, 07:50
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Twenty years on !

I think that the best thing you can do is look at a twenty year old tattoo because the new tattoo that you are about to get ( and will look fantastic ) will look like crap in twenty years.

I can't tell you the number of people who I know who deeply regret getting a tattoo that they are stuck with for life.
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Old 22nd Nov 2012, 08:56
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Please let me know which airlines allow visible tattoos. I will add them to my 'no fly' list.
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Old 22nd Nov 2012, 11:22
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Interesting selection criterion IMHO, but to each his own.
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Old 22nd Nov 2012, 11:30
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Are people who indulge in self mutilation who we want as cabin crew?
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Old 22nd Nov 2012, 14:01
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Why don't you get something useful for the job such as have the pax safety briefing on your arm.
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Old 22nd Nov 2012, 18:47
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Agree that a walking color scheme would be somehow at odds with the image of flight crew, and neither do I have a tattoo nor do I like them. Still I fail to see the link between having an unobtrusive and unoffensive tattoo and the appearance let alone the potential or actual performance as a cabin crew member.
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Old 22nd Nov 2012, 19:39
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Are people who indulge in self mutilation who we want as cabin crew?


I once had a boyfriend comment when he saw my toenail polish "I didn't think you were the sort of girl who did that". Aren't we a screwed up bunch with our own little, usually baseless, prejudices.

Clover91,

If you can't find any airline who accept you as CC due to your tattoos, then why not become a pilot? On the whole, no one cares about arm tattoos for pilots. You'll be completely skint after paying for all the training, but the view is much better up front & you don't have to put up with pompous, narrow-minded, unimaginative old men.

Well, not as often, anyway

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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 12:07
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pompous, narrow-minded, unimaginative old men
Ah, You've met our chief pilot, then.

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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 13:30
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you don't have to put up with pompous, narrow-minded, unimaginative old men.
Be nice to them..........they pay your wages.
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 14:50
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Be nice to them..........they pay your wages.
Not mine
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Old 24th Nov 2012, 23:31
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Would you consider having the tattoo's removed by [email protected] ? That would be the way to get into Emirates ....

If not what about Virgin ? I am not sure about Virgin Atlantic , but in Australia Virgin Cabin crew can have tattoos .

Good luck
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Old 26th Nov 2012, 21:51
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Personally, I don't have a problem with tattoo's...As a Captain of a VIP jet flying out of Saudi, my "principal" didn't either...In fact, my Cabin Chief (from Wales) for over 3 years had more than several, and sometime they showed...

It seems that this whole discussion involves frmale F/A's...how many times have you been a passenger and observed male F/A's with tats?

Bottom line, if that is the standard (no tats) to be employed, that's the way it is...

I don't agree and I think any Airline that won't consider a candidate because of "tats" could be missing out on a very valuable and dedicated employee...

Thank you Sue, (you know whow you are) for all of your years of "tattoed" service...
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 12:00
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But no metalwork.
Really? So how many young ladies break that rule with their belly button piercings, I wonder? That particular piece of metalwork seems to be extremely prolific. A few months ago I was travelling in the First Class cabin of an Air France 777 out of Hong Kong and the Cabin Attendant, a lady I would have put at early thirties, reached into the OHSC. As she did so, her blouse became untucked and a little flash of silver was there in her navel. So even the tres chic AF ladies may have a little something hidden.

Isn't it, once again, a case of 'non-visible'?
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 19:12
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As a frequent flyer (Qatar Airways Gold Card) ,regularly flying Business, I don't really have a problem with tattoo's. I help the crew when they arrange my table, I'm polite when they ask questions (ie take off my earphones), quite frankly they are there to make my flight pleasant, I am , as a passenger (In my view) there to try and make their work as easy as possible.

I don't care if they look like the aftermath of a bus accident, what I do want is someone who can get me off that aircraft if the s##t hits the fan.

They are there not to look pretty (male or female), they are there for my safety. The meals, pleasantries etc are secondary to that.

Safety first, tatto's second.

Just my point of view as a passenger.
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Old 29th Nov 2012, 06:05
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There are a couple of crew members at Flydubai who have tattoos. One of them I know has to wear a concealer as it would be exposed during normal service if not. It's only very small though.

It's not Emirates but is based in Dubai so that's one of your boxes ticked.
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Old 29th Nov 2012, 08:51
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I think you'll find that a certain UK based low cost airline turn a blind eye to tattoos.

Most of the crew seem to have them - all be it, covered up.

Real classy seeing your cabin attendants covered in big giant plasters.
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Old 29th Nov 2012, 09:59
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I have no problem with tattoos.

I do, however, have a problem with those who insist on sticking apostrophes into words where they don't belong.

Short lesson

His tattoo's (tattoo is) very colourful - correct.

Her tattoos' designs are very imaginitive - correct.

They've got tattoo's - wrong!

What's difficult about that?
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