Great point, and no argument here. Rules are rules and must be followed, especially in this industry with little room for error. To be clear, I am definitely not implying that I will show up to work with my tattoos showing and understand the idea of the public image and how it directly reflects the airline you work for. Where I have the issue is, for example, not being selected for a Pilot Job based off the fact that I DO have tattoos, even if it is easily covered. This might be an extreme scenario, but imagine being fully qualified, interview well and being turned down for a job JUST because of having tattoos (even though they are fully covered, and the applicant plans on keeping them covered). I’m sure you can see the problem there?
That all being said, I do plan on flying with the airlines and have successfully interviewed for an airline last year. It’s safe to say I will not be getting any face tattoos.