A Swedish night club turned away two women because they had visible tattoos.

The women had been allowed to enter on previous occasions, even though The Swing Inn, a Malmo club, had a policy of denying entry to people with tattoos.

"They told us that they don't let in women with visible tattoos. But if we put on a sweater it would be alright," said Jessica Brotheron, referring to herself and a friend.

We want to have a well-groomed clientele with neat clothing. We think that tattoos look distasteful," said a rep for the club, who added that the policy only applies to visible tattoos, because the management can't ask people to remove their clothes.