In workplaces, tattoos are not specifically protected under legislation.

Having a tattoo is not a protected characteristic, unless it is for a genuine religious reason. 

Many employers will have a dress code in place which stipulates that tattoos and piercing should be covered up.

It is always important that an organisation has a robust dress code policy in place that reflects the needs of the workplace.

It is equally important that all employees are made aware of the policy details.

But a one-size policy does not fit all and companies with customer facing roles will have different dress code requirements than those with non-customer facing employees

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