Mixed Fleet - Uniform Standards


Tattoos that are outside of the blue area on the diagram are not permitted for Cabin Crew roles at British Airways due to our uniform policy; tattoos must never be visible in the grey areas. Additionally, as all our uniform shirts are white, you will be required to wear an appropriate white undergarment if you have a tattoo on your upper body in the blue area so that your tattoo is in no way visible through the uniform shirt. Please note that covering tattoos with make-up, plasters or jewellery in the grey areas is not permitted

Tattoos on the feet are not permitted, as they cannot be concealed. All shoes must be of the classic court style, which leaves the top and side of the foot exposed. The maximum permitted hosiery density is 15 denier and does not cover up tattoos.

No. Concealing tattoos with plasters is also not permitted.

Tattoos are not permitted on wrists. Watches must be of a discreet design with either a small silver or gold metal bracelet, or brown/black leather strap.

No. All cabin crew are food handlers and plasters are not deemed appropriate for covering up tattoos.

Please wait for your laser treatment to be completed in full before you apply as it can take many stages. We will not be able to progress with your application and assessment until your tattoo is fully removed.


No. A tongue piercing is not permitted. You will be required to remove any items from your tongue for training and duty.

No. This is not permitted.

Our uniform standards require you to meet a groomed look that meets conventional standard. For women, you will need to have a styled look with hair and makeup that would be appropriate in a professional environment and complements our uniform. For men, your hair must meet a conventional style which is appropriate for a professional environment, shaven or sculptured styles and long hair are not permitted. Dyed hair must be of a natural colour for both men and women.