“Was just told by a british air person I can’t get on the plane till I cover my tatts,” he posted on Twitter. “I really actually am in shock he won’t let me on the plane till I put long sleeves on.” In the end, Madden complied. “yes i covered up to board the BA flight,” he wrote. “I didn’t want to miss it. And honestly i was embarrrassed all the people were staring and laughing! its not in the rules that i can find. my tatts arent offensive. looking into it. i havent felt this small since the first time i asked nic out.”
— Joel Madden- British airline asked that he cover his tattoos in order to board a plane.