Virgin Atlantic reforms laws avoiding cabin crews to show their tattoos, Today the airline company approved their cabin crew to show their tattoos while inside the plane.
It is reported that they are the first UK airline to make such changes.
Initially, any employee in uniform had to wear a long-sleeved shirt, plasters, or make-up so that their tattoos were not visible.
As short sleeve shirts are uniform standard, a special shirt had to be requested.
The airline said that tattoos on the head, face, and neck will still need to be covered up, although this policy is under review and could be changed too in phase two of the changes.
Any offensive tattoos must also remain covered up.
The airline tweeted today: ‘Happy International Flight Attendants Day. Today we’re championing the dazzling collection of individuals who are our wonderful cabin crew.
‘We’ve always encouraged our people to be themselves, so from today, they can now show their tattoos with pride.’
Sharing the pictures of some of their cabin crew who wear tattoos includes a pic of one engraving an image of an airplane in silhouette.
Many netizens who applauded the company for the new changes said they are happy that the airline company allowed their flight attendants to be themselves.
Another said: ‘It is a shame tattoos were (and still are) stigmatized in the industry, but I am happy to learn Virgin Atlantic is bucking the trend and allowing their flight attendants to have them without hiding them now.’
However, some took exception such as one man who wrote: ‘It’s a no from me. The crew is there primarily for our safety not to display their body art.’
Estelle Hollingsworth, chief people officer at Virgin Atlantic, said: ‘At Virgin Atlantic, we want everyone to be themselves and know that they belong.
‘Many people use tattoos to express their unique identities and our customer-facing and uniformed colleagues should not be excluded from doing so if they choose.