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Ask HPD: Tattoo Policy


Question: I'm interested in joining the Honolulu Police Department. Will my tattoos affect my ability to become an officer?

Answer: Any applicant hired must ensure that any tattoo, body art, body ornament, intentional scarring or mutilation, or dental ornament is not visible to the public while on-duty. For additional information, refer to the Honolulu Police Department's Policy 3.22.

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