Removery has researched and interviewed cabin crew, airline, and flight attendant training programs to find the most relevant information for those that want to pursue a career as a flight attendant. Ultimately, tattoos can be hidden with makeup or covered with clothing but for some, removing visible tattoos is the only option to move forward as a flight attendant. If you think you need to remove a tattoo to become a flight attendant, Removery is here to help.
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Because different carriers have different dress regulations, what is visible can vary. Here are a few examples of dress codes:
Learn more about how to become a flight attendant on our continued list of flight attendant uniform and appearance policies.
Generally, tattoos in prominent places like the hands, wrists, and sometimes forearms are a no-go. Many airlines allow female flight attendants to wear a scarf that could cover a small tattoo, depending on where it is positioned. They often require a neat updo hairstyle, though, which can make it difficult to cover a tattoo that sits higher on the neck or behind the ear.
As of June 2023, Qantas has relaxed their gender based uniform rules. Female employees no longer have to wear makeup and heels whilst on duty. However, the airline’s policy on tattoos remains the same – tattoos need to be covered up.
As a member of the Qantas Group, Jetstar’s policy on tattoos is similar. They do not allow visible tattoos or body piercings that are unable to be covered discreetly.
The airline’s regulation prohibits tattoos from being visible while in cabin crew uniform, and cosmetic and bandage coverings aren’t allowed.
On assessment day for your flight attendant training, you should wear an outfit that’s similar to the flight attendant uniform and follow the “no visible tattoo” policy.