Want to join the Indian Air Force? Then don't get a tattoo

Updated: Jan 29, 2018, 13:09 IST | Agencies

Tattoo-sporting candidates cannot be guaranteed a job in the Indian Air Force (IAF)

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Tattoo-sporting candidates cannot be guaranteed a job in the Indian Air Force (IAF). This stipulation has now got the judicial stamp with the Delhi High Court upholding the decision of the Air Force cancelling a man's appointment for the post of airman as he had carved a permanent tattoo on the external side of his forearm.

The Air Force grants relaxation and permits certain kind of tattoos, including in case of tribals, which are as per customs and traditions. A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Rekha Palli, however, noted the tattoo engraved on the body of the candidate was not in conformity with the relaxation granted by the force and he had also failed to submit a photograph of his tattoo at the time of submitting his application, as prescribed in the advertisement issued by the IAF.

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