When working, police officers are the leader of every citizen encounter or situation. Tattoos are increasingly common, and the location of the tattoos has creeped off arms and legs to necks, faces, hands, and other difficult to conceal locations. Keeping in mind officers have contact with a wide variety of citizens, please provide your opinion on whether tattoos enhance or detract in the nonverbal communication aspect of law enforcement. Does the location of the tattoo matter? The subject? Does the ability to conceal the tattoo via the use of a bandage or a sleeve make a difference?
What about piercings on the face? Gages in the earlobes?