Reconsidering Tattoo Policy

Governor says state police will 'reconsider' visible tattoo policy

Governor Fletcher says he's asked the Kentucky State Police to reconsider its policy prohibiting troopers from sporting visible tattoos. T

he governor says he asked State Police Commissioner Mark Miller to review the agency's policy regarding tattoos this morning. But Fletcher did not definitively say what the policy's fate would be.

A new regulation in trooper qualifications taking effect this month prohibits cadets with visible tattoos from becoming troopers. Veteran troopers are also prohibited from having visible tattoos. But Fletcher says he does "not have a problem with tattoos." State parks workers may have tattoos, but they must not be offensive.

Fletcher says no state employee has been fired for having a visible tattoo.