‘Will my tattoos stop me from becoming a barrister?’

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I’ve been told I should be fine, but I’m not so sure

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In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, one reader wants to know whether the tattoos on her wrist will prevent her from pursuing a career at the bar.

“I am a law student with small wrist tattoos (Roman numerals on the left wrist, a red heart on the right) who hopes to become a barrister. Would it be frowned upon when applying for pupillage? I do believe I could cover them up easily and don’t often wear short sleeved tops in professional environments. I have spoken with lawyers about this and have been told I should be fine, but I’m not so sure.”

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