German Court: Tattoos no reason to arrest cop career
Trainee police officers in western Germany are allowed to have large tattoos, a court ruled on Thursday, although they may have to cover then up by wearing long sleeves even in the summer.
A wannabe cop whose application to join the North Rhine-Westphalia force was turned down because of the large tattoos on his arms - showing a dog and a Mexican death mask - appealed against his rejection and won.
An administrative tribunal in Aachen ruled that the blanket ban was excessive and violated the man’s personal rights. (via The Local)