My name's Ashley. I just stumbled across this website tonight, and I thought it was pretty cool and decided to make an account! My purpose for coming on here in the first place was to seek out some advice on a tattoo I just got yesterday, but I guess I'll go more into detail about that later.
Anyways, I'm 18 and I live in Colorado. I love all things outdoorsy, I'm super lazy, and I love The Legend of Zelda more than life itself. Im into all kinds of art and traveling. I guess you could say I'm kind of a weirdo.
Now on to the whole reason I'm on this website... Tattoos. I have two as of right now. Maybe I'll get more, maybe not. Who knows. But about the ones I do have: my first was angel wings on my back with "RIP Markie (a tribute to my half brother's dad who passed in 2010) and my second I just got yesterday. It's an ankh and two lotus flowers on my lower left leg/ankle area.
Nice to meet you all! :)
Met commissioner bans 'unprofessional' visible tattoos - Telegraph
The Met has, in recent years, been pretty strict on tattoos they deem to be racist or potentially inflammatory (I think that may even include things like a st. george's cross or union jack). I gather potential recruits had to send in photographs at one stage for evaluation.
Now the commissioner seems to have banned outright tattoos on hands, face and neck as 'unprofessional'. Members of staff who already have them have to register them with their line manager or will be regarded as having committed misconduct.
Smacks of cracking a nut with a sledgehammer, surely? I'd be willing to bet that there are a fair few P.Cs in the Met (perhaps mostly female) who have small visible tattoos on the back of the neck, behind the ear, on the wrist, but I would be surprised if that many UK coppers have the type of hand and neck tattoos that probably spring to mind as we think of them on LST. Actually, if that's an incorrect assumption on my part and any London members can tell me otherwise I'd be interested to hear about it!
Over here the rule of thumb is that if you have 'visible tattoos' such as a sleeve then a police officer will probably find themselves simply wearing long sleeves all the year around. What to do with something which cannot be covered easily is a trickier issue. I'll be interested to see how they eventually deal with the Met staff who do register these 'visible' hand, neck and face tattoos. Will that be the end of it, or will they be drummed out or into back-office roles?
Howdy, i recently moved to los angeles and am now working at art and soul tattoos. www.artandsoultattoos.com
2600 south robertson blvd. los angeles ca. 90034
Come and check out my stuff and get tattooed. I also tattoo out of a private studio in san francisco once a month.