Folks with tattoos will not be barred from changing into law enforcement officials in Korea so long as their tattoos are usually not brazenly seen in uniform.
The Nationwide Police Company introduced the choice on Sunday. Till now, candidates have been disqualified primarily based on the aim and measurement of their tattoos, however any more their content material and space of publicity shall be decisive.
Tattoos had lengthy been related organized crime in Korea, however now that they’ve turn into modern amongst younger folks from all walks of life, the police felt a change was wanted.
However folks with tattoos depicting violence, sexually specific photographs, racial, political or non secular bias or glorification of crime will nonetheless be disqualified.
Between 2014 to 2017, solely 15 candidates have been disqualified due to their tattoos.
The NPA will sound out public opinion on the difficulty till Dec. 3 and apply the revised guidelines subsequent yr.
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