Tattoos and piercings
TattoosIf you answer yes to having a tattoo during the 'eligibility' stage you'll be asked to provide a brief and accurate description.
Colour photographs will also be requested (two digital photographs of each tattoo):
- A distance photograph to clearly identify where on your body the tattoo is.
- A close up photograph to clearly identify the image/s.
What won't be allowedVisible tattoos are deemed unacceptable if they could reasonably be interpreted as discriminatory or offensive and /or indicate attitudes or views which are inconsistent with the CoP Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Behaviour and such tattoos would be a bar to joining Kent Police.
Careful consideration will be given to any tattoo located on the neck, face or hands in deciding if this is acceptable. This includes consideration of the size, nature and prominence of the tattoo. Such tattoos are unlikely to present a professional image such that they will, more often than not, also be a bar to joining Kent Police.
If you have a tattoo on your face, neck (above your collar line) and hands we'll need to see it so we can make a decision on whether or not you can continue with your application.