A new sports bar/restaurant in West Texas is receiving both criticism and praise for its policy about certain visible tattoos.
The dress code at Little Woodrow’s bar and grill, which opened earlier this month in Midland, allows for most tattoos — except visible ones on the face or neck, CBS 7 reported.
After a man claimed he wasn’t allowed inside because of his face tattoo, the restaurant’s attorney told the Midland news station that neck and face tattoos have to be covered.
Since then, the restaurant has received many poor reviews on Facebook for its tattoo policy. Several people apparently misunderstood the policy and believed that the eatery would not allow someone inside with any visible tattoo. Many said the policy is discriminatory and judgmental.
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Other Facebook users commended the eatery, adding that if someone doesn’t like the policy, they can take their business elsewhere.
The restaurant is part of a small chain, with other locations in Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio. All locations have the policy banning face and neck tattoos, according to Matt McGinnis, founder and president of Pen & Tell Us, the marketing agency that works with Little Woodrow’s.