In New Hampshire, there was proposal floated recently that would have allowed New Hampshire State Troopers to have sleeve tattoos on both arms, one tattoo on each hand, and even face and neck tattoos if the boss signs off.
It failed spectacularly- the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted 20-0 to recommend that the full House kill the measure.
While many police associations have had tremendous success getting the rules changed as far as cops displaying visible tattoos, usually those agreements were the result of some kind of compromise.
For instance, many agencies that used to force officers to wear sleeves over visible tattoos on the arms have since changed the rules to allow officers to display their body art.
Facial tattoos are very popular with gang members of all types. Frequently the ink refers to murders committed or gang affiliation.
But it’s hard to imagine any lawmakers in their right mind signing off on a proposal that would allow face tattoos for state troopers.