No Tattoos in MI5

22 January 2015

By Yasmine

MI5 have crushed the dreams of many after announcing  that future spies with visible tattoos will not be hired. Other features that can also prevent you from becoming the next James Bond include being too small or too tall. The main priority when you are an undercover agent is to blend in and be unnoticed by people, so having tattoos in exposed areas such as your neck, forearms, hands or face will make you more noticeable and memorable.

MI5 posted this to their website: “Any distinguishing features such as tattoos on your face, neck or forearms would make you more recognisable to someone who is under surveillance and would therefore make you unsuitable for this role”.

When Sean Connery played super spy, James Bond, his ‘Scotland forever’ tattoo had to be covered up on his forearm.

Maybe that drunken tattoo was a huge mistake after all.

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