Section 3 - Definitions

The following definitions apply:

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.