A memo (not a daily mail link, I wouldn't do that to you ) was sent round saying officers and civilian staff will face disciplinary procedures if they get a visible tattoo, and they have to declare any others they have.
Maybe it's because I grew up in the 70/80s when the Met had a corrupt and dishonest reputation in the media that makes me think they must have better things to concentrate on to improve their image than superfluous and harmless tattoos?
It seems strange for the Commish to get a bee in his bonnet about tattoos when officers and staff already have to declare their body art when they apply for the job in the first place! Nothing offensive is allowed no matter where it is and if some are visible I thought they were required to cover them, ie long sleeved tops.
What will happen to those who have banned tattoos and already work there even though they've declared them? Laser them off?