U.S. Army To Toughen Rules on Soldier Tattoos


An artist puts a tattoo on a person’s leg below the knee. Under the U.S. Army’s new policy, this tattoo would not be allowed because it’s positioned below the person’s knee.

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The U.S. Army is about to implement strict new rules for soldiers when it comes to tattoos and grooming.

Military newspaper Stars and Stripes reports the new policy prevents new recruits from having tattoos that show below the elbows and knees or above the neckline. Current soldiers may be grandfathered in, but all soldiers will be barred from having any tattoos that are racist, sexist or extremist.

Other branches of the military have their own rules about grooming and appearance.

Read more details from Stars and Stripes.


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