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PoliceLink's Law Enforcement Tattoo Showcase


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Police tattoos have long been a tradition in law enforcement. Whether it be St. Michael, a department badge or personal remembrance, these tattoos offer a tribute to the lifestyle and sacrifice of law enforcement officers.

Browse our gallery of PoliceLink member tattoos and share the pride and honor of law enforcement.

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  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 2 years ago


    Unless you get everyone on board, you won't have diversity in the workplace. You can't encourage tolerance by forcing your employees to accept people from different backgrounds. But by surrounding them with positive messages about diversity, you can make them understand why it's important to embrace other cultures. I read that DUI attorney Oakland were dealing with tattoos related trials.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 2 years ago


    Funnily enough I saw a policeman at the bankruptcy attorney Omaha trial, with tattoos the other day and felt quite shocked by it. I felt that he should not have had his sleeves rolled up exposing his tattoo as his whole arm was tattooed down to his wrist very similar to the picture shown, however if it had been just one small tattoo on his arm I probably wouldn't have batted an eyelid.

  • K9tacops_logo_max50


    almost 3 years ago


    How is a tattoo "unprofessional"? You are just as bad as that couple on the elevator who gave dirty looks to and scooted as far back away from the bearded tattooed man because he looked scary? Really because of tattoos? Little did they know there were never more safe than they were at that very moment standing with a police officer who had previously taken two bullets to save the life of two officers. Yea he worked dope but sometimes our appearance is the nature of the beast. To call him or anyone else unprofessional because he has tattoos is closed minded and quite frankly ignorant. Maybe I think wearing two western style belts and blue jeans trying to bring back the days of Wyatt Earp while on the job is unprofessional. Just saying lets be real guys we do a job that is like no other. Some of us love every day of it. Some of us have found ways we express ourselves, deal with the hurt, the loss. Lets not judge each other on appearance but rather help each other hold that line we so proudly walk day in and day out!

  • Jerry_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I hate to see fellow officers get inked-up just as much as I do new narcotics officers get earrings or worse. All of it is unprofessional if visible to the public and takes away something from the bearing of the officer.

  • Wind_therapy-_angel_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Some nice ink for sure, my favorites are # 2 and 11 and I'm not at all offended by ink, unless it's offensive.
    neck tattoos some how have a different flavor, not preferred..... A great tattoo with meaning, oh yeah I want to see it and know the story behind it, I have plenty of ink myself and it all has deep meaning.

  • 74596_129289523905506_927477597_n_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    When I need to call a LEO for help, the first thing that doesn't spring to mind is "jeez, I wonder if he/she has tattoos?". I have no issues with tattoos as long as they aren't offensive.

  • Justice-400_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Sorry, but my tattoos are for me, not for other people. I don't really care about other people's tattoos, and I don't really care if people want to see or like mine.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago

    Awww I didn't get on this showcase? I have over ten tattoos :(

  • 206901_5295346828_3262_n_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    While in the academy back in '69 we had a Lt. who instructed a course connecting criminals and tattoos. With the way society has fallen apart in the last forty years it's understandable that police now take up tattoos.

  • 0524001248_0001_0001_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I have no problem with the Tattoos, I have one myself in memory of the Gulf War. It gives me a sense of accomplishment knowing I participated and survived an important event in my life. However, I think in representing Law Enforcement, its better to keep them covered. Nothing Wrong with Tattoos, plan to get another one day, but it will be hidden.

  • Draped_badge_max50


    almost 5 years ago


    But the artwork is beautiful and so is the sentiment and I respect your right to express that..Just a personal choice on my part

  • Draped_badge_max50


    almost 5 years ago


    Don't like them, trying to talk my son out of one now..My department never used to allow visible tattoos but they gave up on that with the recent surge..

  • Cimg4853hero_max50


    about 4 years ago


    These are awesome. I love the K9 and St. Michael ones.

  • Est_training_with_kansas_city_metro_037_max50


    about 4 years ago


    I started a group "Cop Ink" with this very idea in mind. WAY TO GO POLICELINK!

  • N699893243_2564_max600_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Great tat love it

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