Tattoo- the act or practice of marking the skin with indelible designs, forms, figures, art, etc., by making punctures in the skin and inserting pigment.
Scarification – the act of intentional cutting of the skin for the purpose of creating a design, form, figure or art.
Branding – the act of intentional burning of the skin for the purpose of creating a design, form, figure, or art.
Offensive tattoos, scarifications or brands include but are not limited to:
Depictions of nudity or violence
Sexually explicit or vulgar art, works, phrases or profane language.
Symbols likely to incite a strong reaction in the workplace, i.e. swastikas, or similar symbols.
Initials, acronyms, or numbers that represent criminal or historically oppressive organizations, i.e. AB, KKK, SS, MM, BGF, HA, 666 or any street gang names, numbers, and/or symbols.
Cultural Norm - The term 'culture' refers to attitudes and patterns of behavior in a given group. 'Norm' refers to attitudes and behaviors that are considered normal, typical or average within that group.
Youthful Indiscretion – The term generally used to describe something done with lack of good judgment or careful thought.