"I'm extremely proud to be making this announcement. It reinforces our position at the forefront of the airline industry in embracing diversity and enabling employees to express individuality or cultural heritage", said Luxon.
The flag carrier has been under pressure to ease its rules on tattoos, particularly ta moko, or traditional Maori tattoos, for several years.
However, five months of extensive research with its customers and employees revealed opposite feedbacks.
Research indicates one in five adult New Zealanders has at least one tattoo, with more than 35 per cent of under 30s tattooed.
The policy change will be implemented from September 1.
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