A police officer, who took a career break to bring up two children, has been told she can't rejoin the force because of a tiny tattoo behind her ear. Louisa Baker, from Ashford, has a star at the top of her neck. It's smaller than a ten pence piece. Kent Police say tattoos above the collar line are forbidden for those who want to be officers. But should they bar you from frontline police work? Tom Savvides reports.
"I just want to serve my Queen and country" - the words of 27-year-old Laura Hill, from Faringdon in Oxfordshire, who wants to secure a dream position working in the RAF. But, she was refused because of a tattoo on her neck - which the RAF says is visible above the collar line. She's fighting the decision - and says they need to review their policy, especially since the Army changed its rules on visible tattoos. Divya Kohli reports
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A new scheme will start in Medway allowing customers to find the most hygenic tattoo parlours in the local area.
All artists and semi-permanent makeup practitioners are being asked to sign up and will be given a window display showing their rating.
"This scheme will enable customers to make an educated choice about which business to select and it will allow the council to drive up standards of those who may not yet be operating at the required level."
One Direction star Zayn Malik has visited a tattoo shop in Weymouth for a second time.
The first time he visited Tattoo Magic was with girlfriend and Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.
Zayn liked the tattoo so much he returned again for another one.
Zayn Malik, from boy band One Direction, has visited a tattoo shop in Weymouth.
The singer got inked at Tattoo Magic in King Street where he added to his growing collection of body art.
It is believed he has added more ink to his sleeve tattoo on his right arm.
Having a tattoo can damage your career prospects for life, according to a new survey. Body art has become increasingly fashionable, with celebrities leading the way.
But many potential employers say they'd think twice about hiring someone with a tattoo. Malcolm Shaw spoke to tattoo artist Phil Kyle and recruitment consultant Liz Reid-Martin.
More than a thousand people are expected to attend the 14th International Tattoo Convention in Portsmouth this weekend. Eighty-five artists from all over the world will be demonstrating their skills to hundreds of people keen to add to their body art. Richard Slee went to take a look.
A former British grasstrack champion who survived a racing crash thanksto Kent Air Ambulance has had a tattoo of the helicopter done on his back in tribute to themedics who saved his life.
Nineteen year old Craig Drury suffered multiple injuries after he was catapulted from his 250cc machine in the last race of the day at Collier Street. He suffered a punctured lung, a lacerated liver, a torn spleen, broken ribs, three fractured vertebrae and a broken leg and collarbone.
Craig has since made a full recovery and has now had a tattoo of Kent AirAmbulance inked on his back by Life Family Tattoo in Sevenoaks where he lives.
He said: “I had it done because I wanted a permanent reminder that the pilot, doctor and paramedic saved my life, and to publicise the charity.
“I’ve already got six tattoos but this one runs from shoulder to shoulder and took three-and-a-half hours to do. It looks amazing.”
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