Tattoo furor

Old May 27, 13, 9:12 pm
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didn't see this posted ... http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ectid=10886641
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Old May 27, 13, 9:17 pm
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Air New Zealand said last night that tattoos were seen as "frightening or intimidating" in many cultures.
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Hmmmm .... really ? Frightening ?
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Old May 27, 13, 10:19 pm
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Without having any dog in this fight, I think tattoos are not viewed very positively in Asian cultures and NZ has been making lots of supportive Chinese noises recently.
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Old May 27, 13, 10:38 pm
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There is a strong connection in Japan between tattoos and criminals.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-body-art.html
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Old May 27, 13, 11:10 pm
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Put her on domestic flights. Once people are in NZ they will be exposed to Maori culture and have the opportunity to see the tattoos cultural significance.
Its a bit much expecting a tourist in Asia on the plane to NZ for the first time to understand .
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Old May 28, 13, 1:25 am
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From a US perspective this seems silly of NZ. The point about using the koru seemed especially pertinent.
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Old May 28, 13, 4:42 am
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From a US perspective this seems silly ...
Are Disneyland staff still prohibited from sporting a moustache or beard?
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Old May 28, 13, 5:14 am
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Originally Posted by kiwibigdave View Post
Are Disneyland staff still prohibited from sporting a moustache or beard?
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan...-look-20120124

Disney changes dress code to allow employees to grow beards

Starting Feb. 3, employees can show up at work with a beard or goatee, as long as it is shorter than a quarter of an inch. But tattoos and body piercings are still forbidden.

January 24, 2012 By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times

First, they could grow a mustache, just like Walt Disney. Now, they can grow a little more facial hair but not quite enough to be like most of the Seven Dwarfs.

Disneyland announced that it's loosened up its legendary dress code known as the Disney Look to allow employees to grow more facial hair. But the rules still forbid visible tattoos, body piercings (other than the ears for women), "extreme" hairstyles or colors. (Shaved heads are OK for men, but a no-go for women.)
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Old May 28, 13, 5:57 am
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But the rules still forbid visible tattoos
What? Not even pertinent ones, like .... say ... Mickey Mouse?
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Old May 28, 13, 9:17 pm
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Personally I wouldnt mind if a flight attendant looked like Tame Iti, but I can see that the airline has a point. It can't vet individual tattos to distinguish tribal/traditional tattoos from say gang related or prison tattoos.
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Old May 28, 13, 11:45 pm
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B Smith from prisoner in cell block H serving your pre flight bubbles then sticking your head down the toilet and turning on the suction
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Old May 30, 13, 9:43 am
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Never been fond of tattoos myself.

I have seen stranger things though. Anyone recall a male FA with eye liner?
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Old May 30, 13, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by Trumpkin View Post
There is a strong connection in Japan between tattoos and criminals.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-body-art.html
yes, and that is why a person with a tatoo of mickey mouse is denied entry into a common bath in japan...because they are suspected of being yakuza...

either way, the language in the human rights code seems like pretty good protection.
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Old May 30, 13, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by kiwibigdave View Post
Are Disneyland staff still prohibited from sporting a moustache or beard?
anyone know how the case against disney by the sikh person in 2008 was finally resolved? no pacer access for me but it was Channa v Disney I recall.
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Old May 30, 13, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by poopbunny View Post
I have seen stranger things though. Anyone recall a male FA with eye liner?
Anyone recall seeing one without?

Sorry can't resist.

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