I know that the individuals who have tattoos and are venturing into the law enforcement career field may feel that there is a huge barrier for them. It seems that society judges you and imposes penalties for tattoo art. So now you want to become a police officer, a sheriff deputy, a state trooper, or a federal agent but you don’t know if it’s a good idea since you have tattoos.
Well, my friend, you should be in the clear, and therefore, eligible for employment if:
- your tattoos are not “obscene”
- no swear words
- no nudity
- no gang signs or affiliations
- no swastikas or similarly offensive art
- Your tattoos do not cover your face, neck, or hands
Usually the motto is that if you can conceal your tattoos you can be a possible recruit. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule. I have seen police officers and federal agents who have visible tattoos. I feel that gang signs or gang affiliation tattoos, as well as ideological tattoos ( swastikas, KKK, Black Panther, and etc.), may pose a definite threat to your law enforcement application.
If you are truly serious about a law enforcement career than you must be aware by now that there are tattoo removal services. It’s a painful option, but an option nonetheless.
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