You are here:

Staff dress code: body art

Ref: 4498
Last updated on 8 September 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
In-depth article
Can schools enforce a policy on tattoos and piercings? We relay advice from Acas and unions on whether employers can ask staff members to cover up their tattoos and remove piercings at work. We also link to examples of dress code from schools that mention body art.

Article tools


  1. 1 Policies on body art
  2. 2 Covering up tattoos
  3. 3 Removing piercings
  4. 4 Body art in staff dress codes

Article features

  • 8 external links

More from The Key

CPD Toolkit Fresh

CPD Toolkit makes it easy to run training in-house

Covering a wide range of topics, including differentiation, assessment, SEND and growth mindset, CPD Toolkit has been created by subject experts and tested by teachers to guarantee practical, engaging training that's also excellent value for money.

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence.