Tattoos are allowed with the following requirements: While on duty, excessive tattooing, body art, or brandings shall not be exposed or visible (including through the uniform). “Excessive” is defined as any tattoo, body art, or branding that exceeds one-third of the exposed body part.
An employee shall not have any tattoos on the head, face, neck, scalp, hands, or visible teeth (excluding orthodontic appliances); unless authorized by the Sheriff. Any pre-existing tattoos, body art, or branding on any of these areas will either be removed or covered by cosmetics or clothing.
Any visible tattoos, body art, or branding that are obscene, advocate or symbolize gang, extremist groups, drug use, or sexual discrimination shall not be permitted, unless authorized by the Sheriff.