I do not believe a nurse with multiple visible tatoos would be hired in a major hospital or in an elderly home in Germany either. One or the other private owner might tolerate little pieces of tatoo art visible on his crew, if they are not very prominent. Some crew have got their tatoo after signing up for a specific yacht. I personally would not fire a highly qualified crew member, just because he wakes up in the morning after a long night tour in a dark harbour town with a new tatoo . But just imagine, during dinner on your yacht, a stew serves from behind on the table and her hand covered with the tatoo of a lion gets into the field of view of your guest. That can ruin the finest event. No way, sorry. Very large yachts like RS may have several crew positions without frequent contact with the ownership or guests. But on yachts with the size for normal mortal people, crews can not hide away from those living in the more comfortable spaces. And this counts for private and charter yachts. Would love to hear the opinion of Ken Bracewell about this specific case. P.S. Many years ago, my youngest daughter was about 13 or 14, antler type tatoos on the lower rear body were very famous among young girls. The girl desperately wanted one. Unfortenately and for good reasons minors need permission for a tatoo by their parents in Germany. She never asked me but approached her mother for approval. Approval was denied and today my dauther being a respectable lawyer and mother of two lovely children is very grateful for this denial.