Having a tattoo may affect your application.
Any tattoo, body art or modification that is located on any of the following areas of the body is prohibited:
- visible part of the neck;
- ears; or
- hands (including the palm, fingers, and thumb).
Applicants are also not to have tattoos that are culturally insensitive, rude or offensive, and must be considered within community expectations (e.g. no offensive sayings or words in English or other languages, no offensive pictures, no facial tattoos, or similar depictions).
The Tasmania Police Dress and Appearance guidelines stipulate that a uniformed officer with visible tattoos is to ensure uniform garments are worn that minimise the visibility of tattoos (e.g. wearing long sleeve shirts where arm tattoos exist).
Body Piercing is allowed, however, is not to be worn during work hours as it may pose a Health and Safety risk. Obvious ear spacers are not allowed as the holes left could pose a Health and Safety risk to the officer.