I have many tattoos and was curious as to if and how this can affect me if wanting to fly Commercial. TIA.

Both arms are sleeved out and small tattoos on both hands.


While this might change in the future, currently ALL US airlines prohibit “visible” tattoos. That will mean long sleeve shirts (even in the summer) and either removal or some kind of makeup/covering for your hands.



The hands will be the toughest. I’ve heard there are some decent tattoo cover makeup but it’s just one more thing you have to worry about. If you’re really considering this career and aren’t totally attached to them, I’d considerable removal just for the hand ones. The sleeves can easily be covered up.



You will need to have all tattoos covered at all times when flying for the airlines. I would suggest looking into removal if you are serious about the career.