Article: Tattooed mum 'belittled' by Jetstar

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  1. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    I'm posting the full story on this one. The original web page can be located here.

  2. N860CR

    N860CR Established Member

    Nov 30, 2004
    Brisbane & Sydney
    It's almost like this airline goes out of its way to get people off side
  3. Maca44

    Maca44 Established Member

    Sep 2, 2005
    I think she belittled herself by having what is described as an offensive tattoo, and I also think the airline has acted appropriately in asking her to cover up. Would you want your kids looking at something offensive, and it must have been something bad for the airline to have acted in the manner they did.
  4. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Agree a bash about nothing.

    "I cant believe they singled me out" sounds like a load of crock. If tatoo is what it reads as, then no doubt she's been asked to cover up before or denied entry to places. The only reason to have such a tatoo is to be provacative. Well sometimes that means get a reaction you dont like - tough. Should have thought of that before getting the tatoo.
  5. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    I saw the article today and thought that the cabin crew did nothing wrong in requesting that it be covered over; have a tattoo that could be offensive and thems the breaks

  6. ksthommo

    ksthommo Active Member

    Jul 4, 2004
    I agree, want to flash the tattoo around, expect remarks, consequences.
    She was on John Laws this morning (he sided with her), she quoted that her children didn't mind the tattoo.
  7. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    BNE & SYD
    The art in question was on her back shoulder and the photo showed it covered up pretty well by her top strap. I would have taken more offense to the lad wearing the F**K tShirt on the ame flight, maybe they should have flown lynxjet :roll:
  8. sully

    sully Member

    Jul 31, 2003
    Wolloomooloo, NSW
    French Connection UK (FCUK) is a clever marketing ploy that may skirt around the parameters of decency but the fact that it is a registered trademark means it can be legally displayed.

    Have some decency woman. By all means wear a singlet in your trailer trash park but not on an airline.
  9. MetroAir

    MetroAir Guest

    But isn't Death Star just a local bus service to the skys???
  10. Gazza

    Gazza Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Good God

    Everybody take a deep breath.


    The tatoo was of two consenting adults showing affection.

    If you are easily offended by such things I suggest you move to northern Pakistan.

    PS calling people with Tattoo's "trailer trash" displays your own ignorance.

  11. sully

    sully Member

    Jul 31, 2003
    Wolloomooloo, NSW
    Tattoos do NOT equal trailer trash. Some can be tasteful and totally non-offensive. OK, I'll retract the TT reference, but stay tuned to an upcoming Jerry Springer episode "Them planes caused a stink coz of my x-rated ink."

    The introduction has apparently been written and I have it on good authority it will be:

    "Many of us will recall Herve Villechaize, 'Tattoo' from TV's Fantasy Island exclaim his excitement about the impending arrival of a planeload of visitors. Well now it seems that the opposite is not true. Some planes are not so welcoming of tattoo, especially when they display images of 'adult' fantasies....................."
  12. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

    Dec 25, 2004
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    I prefer the article on the SMH site here which even shows part of the tattoo in question:

    A tattoo is no different to clothing.

    If an airline finds it offensive (and that can be the Cabin Supervisor or by general rule) then the passenger wearing it will be refused flight until it is removed or covered. Prudish or not, refusal to obey an instruction from Cabin crew is an offence.

    I think the Jet* crew may have gone too far, but I also think the lady complaining may not be telling everything in the story (oh, how unusual!)

    Bra/singlet straps can move during a normal day. How does the lady in question know that her tattoo was covered so that it wouldn't cause offense?

    Just another media beatup over very little methinks. She will get compo (probably undisclosed by Jet*). She will probably even appear on Today Tonight and become famous in Mackay.

    Yay. Congrats to her.
  13. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Hmmm... it's difficult to see the tattoo but I get the impression that describing the image as an "embrace" is perhaps an understatement. :D

    Anyway... this sort of thing is great entertainment.

    And where is shillard when you need him?
  14. N860CR

    N860CR Established Member

    Nov 30, 2004
    Brisbane & Sydney
    Lol I doubt Jetstar will be offering any compensation. They'll just send her a generic, pre-written response to her complaint as they do to everyone else. Nobody from Jetstar complaints will ever take her call so they can play "back and fourth" with letters until she gets sick of the unconstructive responses. Really, quite a good way to fight off complaints.
  15. Groundfeeder

    Groundfeeder Active Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    This is coincidental to a very amusing column in the Curious Mail Filler Mag on the weekend by Mike O'Connor about the quality of apparel worn on todays aircraft - apart from the odorous qualities of some pax.

    Beats me why tattees have a passion to stain their bodies (for arts sake?) generally where it can only be seen by those following. Teachers used to say something about attention seeking....

    However, as posters have reminded us - it was on Deathstar, so who cares?
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Is it just me or are most Australians uptight and lacking a sense of humor?
  17. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    I agree. It seems we are becoming like the LOTFAP over things like this. Maybe it's something to do with that little *rse-licker at the top. :shock: :mrgreen:
  18. sully

    sully Member

    Jul 31, 2003
    Wolloomooloo, NSW
    Yada Yada, you either have no idea of human anatomy or have said something about the Prime Minister of the country that has no place in these forums.

    If the former feel free to express your personal proclivities in the manner you wish. If the latter keep your political opinions to yourself.

    Emoticons do not trivialise your comments.
  19. flyer4703

    flyer4703 Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    tatto jetstar passenger

    The most suprising aspect of this story? It appears Jetsatr let her use the jacket without charge. Surely a Jetstar first,something for free! :)
  20. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Sorry for offending you, sully. I think you know it was the latter, and it was meant to be funny. :( I guess your post in response helped make my point. :wink: I'll edit that post if you really are that offended.

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