Virgin Atlantic Now Lets Flight Crew Show Tattoos (However Not All Physique Artwork)

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Virgin Atlantic has inked down a brand new turning level for the flight trade. With impact from Could 31, it’s welcoming tattoos in its uniform coverage, making Virgin Atlantic the primary airline within the UK to permit seen tattoos.


Previous to this, flight attendants with tattoos needed to request a long-sleeved shirt to cowl them up, or preserve them hidden with bandages or make-up.

Now, the airline is recognizing physique artwork as an vital type of self-expression.


“We’ve all the time inspired our individuals to be themselves, so from at present, they’ll now present their tattoos with satisfaction,” the corporate shares on Twitter.


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The relaxed tips lengthen to physique ink on legs and arms. Tattoos on the top, face, and neck will nonetheless have to be hid, although Virgin Atlantic is reviewing its coverage to probably enable them too. Offensive artwork, nonetheless, has to stay hidden.

“At Virgin Atlantic, we would like everybody to be themselves and know that they belong. Many individuals use tattoos to precise their distinctive identities and our customer-facing and uniformed colleagues shouldn’t be excluded from doing so in the event that they select,” says Estelle Hollingsworth, Chief Folks Officer at Virgin Atlantic.

“That’s why, in line with our concentrate on inclusion and championing individuality, we’re enjoyable our tattoo restrictions for all our individuals,” Hollingsworth continues. “We’re proud to be the airline that sees the world in a different way and permits our individuals to really be themselves.”

Virgin Atlantic factors out that, since its uniform was designed by Vivienne Westwood, it’s solely becoming for the apparel to align with the design ethos of “the godmother of punk.”


Comfortable Worldwide Flight Attendants Day ❤️

In the present day we’re championing the dazzling assortment of people who’re our fantastic cabin crew. We have all the time inspired our individuals to be themselves, so from at present, they’ll now present their tattoos with satisfaction.

— virginatlantic (@VirginAtlantic) May 31, 2022




[via and Fortune, images via Virgin Atlantic]

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