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Facial Hair and Tattoos as a Pilot

Spence4077
New Arrival

Hi! So I am looking at becoming a pilot for Southwest, and I had a few questions. I have seen many answers for flight attendants about this area but not for pilots. Would I get hired if I had a short kept beard and tattoos? I have recently been keeping my beard on the 1-inch length. Would this be acceptable? I also plan to get tattoos on my forearm; if I were to wear the pilot's blazer that hid these tattoos, would that be okay? Thank you so much!

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Re: Facial Hair and Tattoos as a Pilot

dfwskier
Top Contributor
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Tattoos and piercings cannot be visible. You can have 'em but they'll need to be covered.

 

As far a facial hair goes, that topic had been discussed on the forum before:

 

Thank you for your questions and your interest in joining the Southwest family!  We totally agree with @kelchrisjohnson and hopefully it’s not too late to save the curls.  Per our uniform and appearance ...

 

Good luck in your interview and we hope you have a good hair day;)

 

ChristinaChristina Ayala, Southwest Careers Moderator
The Southwest Community"

 

community.southwest.com/t5/Southwest-Careers/I-Need-a-Haircut/td-p/70421#:~:text=A%20beard%2C%20goatee%2C%20mustache%2C,safety%20performing%20any%20job%20duties.