SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: Houston-based Little Woodrow's has rescinded its ban on neck and face tattoos after a previous policy caused a stir online and on social media.
The restaurant and bar chain was criticized over the past few weeks because of a companywide policy that did not allow people with face or visible neck tattoos at its establishments.
Little Woodrow's has two restaurants in the San Antonio area.
KSAT reached out to the restaurant for a comment about the ban and received a statement from the president that said the ban had been rescinded. The statement read:
Little Woodrow’s does not have an issue with tattoos as evidenced by the fact that we had no restrictions on tattoos of any kind except at two of our sixteen locations. At those locations, we implemented a policy where we requested that neck and/or facial tattoos not be openly displayed. After further review, we have rescinded this policy. We continue to focus on providing a safe and comfortable environment for all our guests. The company regularly reviews and modifies its policies when it is deemed reasonable to do so.
The controversy began when a man in Midland posted a Facebook video on Nov. 8 that said he was denied entry into that location because of a tattoo on his face.
The video has been viewed more than 33,000 times, and many people commented the ban was discriminatory and unfair.