Honolulu police officers must cover tattoos

Honolulu police officers must cover tattoos

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu residents will be seeing a little less ink from police officers, but it has nothing to do with how tickets are written.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that as of Tuesday, Honolulu police officers cannot have any visible body art, tattoos or body ornaments showing while on duty.

Officers can either use makeup or wear long-sleeve uniforms to cover up the decorations.

Police spokeswoman Michelle Yu says the policy is intended to create a more professional image for officers. She also says it's in line with other police departments and the military.

Those not in compliance will face discipline.

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