BOUNTIFUL — City employees in Bountiful will need to make sure they cover their tattoos.

City officials have banned employees from having tattoos in easily visible places in an effort to make sure employees put city government in a good light.

The policy mirrors that of the Los Angeles Police Department, which bans tattoos on the face, neck, head and hands.

City Manager Tom Hardy says male employees will also have to take their earrings off. The new policy includes a grandfather clause for existing employees who already have tattoos.