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Body modification by a male pilot?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:49 pm
by MKlaassen
hey,

since my 10th, I dream about to become a pilot.
It's a dream for my to fly above the clouds.
So i've decited to start at the flight academy when I'm done with my high school.

But there is one question I have.
I also want a tattoo and a piercing.
I know you can't have them on places which you can't cover.
So I want a tattoo on my rib and a nipple piercing (or something like that)
But is this allowed?
May a male pilot have piercings and tattoos on places which he can cover?

I realy want an anwer so I can take one of them:)

Re: Body modification by a male pilot?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:58 pm
by desertjets
Ultimately as long as the body mods are covered by your clothing I think you are fine. So no neck tattoos (this should just be a blanket rule on that one), no lobe stretching, and if you have arm tattoos a half sleeve is probably as far as you could go. Basically if your employer can never see them while you are in normal clothing they wouldn't know that you had them.

Re: Body modification by a male pilot?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:00 pm
by PacificBeach88
MKlaassen wrote:
hey,

since my 10th, I dream about to become a pilot.
It's a dream for my to fly above the clouds.
So i've decited to start at the flight academy when I'm done with my high school.

But there is one question I have.
I also want a tattoo and a piercing.
I know you can't have them on places which you can't cover.
So I want a tattoo on my rib and a nipple piercing (or something like that)
But is this allowed?
May a male pilot have piercings and tattoos on places which he can cover?

I realy want an anwer so I can take one of them:)


Just don't get so carried away you'll set off the scanners every time you walk thru them, with lug bolts as private piercings.

Re: Body modification by a male pilot?

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:02 am
by TWA772LR
Any tattoo that can be covered is fine. And probably ear piercings is he most they'll allow to be visible, but you probably won't be able to wear ear rings, depending on the airline.

Nipple piercings however, you do what makes you happy bud. I won't get them because not only do I want holes in my body, my nipples hurt just with the thought of them!

Re: Body modification by a male pilot?

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:09 am
by LittleFokker
TWA772LR wrote:
And probably ear piercings is he most they'll allow to be visible, but you probably won't be able to wear ear rings, depending on the airline.


I can't recall if I have ever jumpseated with a female pilot who was wearing earrings. I could imagine the FAA having a problem with them if the earrings could potentially impede with the oxygen mask fitting snugly to the face. It's similar to how you don't see any pilots with more any facial hair than just a moustache - pilot safety could be affected in an emergency.

Re: Body modification by a male pilot?

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:41 am
by TWA772LR
LittleFokker wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
And probably ear piercings is he most they'll allow to be visible, but you probably won't be able to wear ear rings, depending on the airline.


I can't recall if I have ever jumpseated with a female pilot who was wearing earrings. I could imagine the FAA having a problem with them if the earrings could potentially impede with the oxygen mask fitting snugly to the face. It's similar to how you don't see any pilots with more any facial hair than just a moustache - pilot safety could be affected in an emergency.

I've seen EK pilots with beards, and they were clearly European or Australian. Obviously short enough to hug the face and look professional to the point where they most likely wouldn't have a problem with the mask. I have a beard (similar to the aforementioned EK pilots) and I've worn O2 masks in simulators and never had a problem. I can also see studs being ok for ladies, but nothing dangling from the ears. If I do become a pilot (hopefully someday), I'd just be clean shaven, I can't rock a moustache to save my life haha.

Re: Body modification by a male pilot?

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:21 am
by DocLightning
LittleFokker wrote:
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I can't recall if I have ever jumpseated with a female pilot who was wearing earrings.


I have. Not big dangly ones or hoops, but little studs.

Re: Body modification by a male pilot?

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:03 am
by PacificBeach88
DocLightning wrote:
LittleFokker wrote:
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I can't recall if I have ever jumpseated with a female pilot who was wearing earrings.


I have. Not big dangly ones or hoops, but little studs.


In their ears, or nipples? :P

Re: Body modification by a male pilot?

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:34 am
by DocLightning
PacificBeach88 wrote:
In their ears, or nipples? :P

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Re: Body modification by a male pilot?

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:12 am
by questions
DocLightning wrote:
LittleFokker wrote:
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I can't recall if I have ever jumpseated with a female pilot who was wearing earrings.


I have. Not big dangly ones or hoops, but little studs.


Why/how were you jumpseating?

Re: Body modification by a male pilot?

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:43 pm
by DocLightning
questions wrote:

Why/how were you jumpseating?


I apologize, bad wording. I have never jumpseated. I have seen female pilots wearing earrings.