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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:03 pm    Post subject: Tattoos and the industry Reply with quote

As anyone who has them will tell you tattoos are addictive.

I currently have on on my right arm going over to my chest, it starts about halfway up my bicep so I can easily cover it when I want to. I'm planning to start on a half sleeve on my left arm soon. For those that don't know what that is, a half sleeve starts at the top of the shoulder, ending just above the elbow, completely covering that part of the arm.

I'm also hoping to start training for a commercial license (currently 0 hours), not sure where either the US, Oz or possibly Canada. Can anyone give me any advice on having tattoos in this industry? People's attitudes are slowly changing but there is still prejudice around. Could I go through all the training and then find the tattoos I have will hinder me from getting work?

Any opinions I'll be very interested to hear.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I have 2, one on each upper arm both are covered by short sleeve uniform shirt. Neither of which I regret and both have a special significance to me.

Whilst in a different industry well know for tattoos I don't like to see them visible if in uniform or if at meetings with clients, etc. And between 2 equally matched applicants the one without visible tattoos or body jewellery will be selected...

Like it or not they are still frowned upon in formal occupations. I would really seriously consider which is more important - the career flying (unless ag, etc.) or the tattoos.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any cop will tell you that they LOVE tattoos. It makes identifying a bad guy a lot easier.

Generally held opinion is that the desire for a tattoo is inversely proportional to the IQ.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Any cop will tell you that they LOVE tattoos. It makes identifying a bad guy a lot easier.

Generally held opinion is that the desire for a tattoo is inversely proportional to the IQ.


Guess my 148 IQ, CPL(H), Master's CoC back that opinion up??

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darn it and I was thinking of having a few inks of some handy diagrams and equations in preparation for the CPLH Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tattoos are for crooks, fishermen, and army grunts.

Girls go from beauty queens to trash with one misguided decision.

They can look cheap, blacks can turn green and mouldy looking and are a sign of poverty, low IQ and general thuggery.


I have one, the wife has two, it's great!

Now where did i put my ASBO???
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously though - work isn't the time for personal matters - a tattoo's personal so make sure you can cover it up.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tattoos are for crooks, fishermen, and army grunts.

Girls go from beauty queens to trash with one misguided decision.


Which are you animalsticks?! Smile

I'm an ex-fisherman but didn't get mine done until after I started flying - same with the drinking strangely....

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a crook, not a fisherman and definitely not a girl.

Guess that just leaves grunt. Explains a lot. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm - That also makes me a 'grunt' (but I'm very good at it Wink )

I've got some, that I regret ever having (drunken evening out with the lads? - Nah, unfortunately not!) A couple linked to the Regiment, one to Mum & Dad and the other, for some reason, is a bloody Eagle Rolling Eyes

Wish I could have them removed..... Sad
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