The Army tattoo policy is making headlines today because if you have a tattoo in a spot the Army doesn’t deem appropriate, it could mean a removal job for you. You know what they say, your heart may belong to mama, but your rear end belongs to Uncle Sam and this is just one more reminder of just how much in control the military is when it comes to its soldiers.
If these new tattoo regulations do become part of the rules. then the Army is going to give the folks who specialize in removing tattoos a lot of work. If this new policy goes into regulation, tattoos below the elbow will be banned. The same goes for any ink below the knees or above the neckline.
The Army may grandfather in existing tattoos, which should give all the soldiers out there now a sigh of relief. The proposed regulation is about nothing more than keeping the Army with a uniformed look.
As of right now soldiers cannot have a tattoo that is racist, sexist or indecent. They also cannot have tattoos or brands on their head and face. New recruits are prohibited from having face and neck tattoos and brands as well.
The proposed tattoo regulations are called Army Regulation 670-1 and it is under final review today. It is looking like this could be a go. What do you think about the banning of tattoos from certain parts of your body in the military?