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Hand, ear and neck tattoos now OK for soldiers amid recruiting crunch | Army Times

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The Army is modifying its stance about tattoos.

The Army has permitted more tattoos on service members’ wrists, ears, and necks. As the Iraq War intensified in 2006, the Army loosened its tattoo policy to continue sending recruits into the training pipeline. The next update to AR 670-1, the Army’s appearance rule, will include alterations. Some cosmetic tattoos, such as eyebrows that resemble eyeliner, are still permitted: This is an increase from the prior guideline, which restricted tattoos below the elbow and knee.

Chief Warrant Officer William Sykes says the newly approved tattoos will not affect good order and discipline. A Pentagon-Army working committee is investigating the possibility of revising military medical standards. According to Army studies, around 23 percent of Americans aged 17 to 24 qualify to join without a waiver.

Source: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2022/06/23/hand-ear-and-neck-tattoos-now-ok-for-soldiers-amid-recruiting-crunch/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dfn-ebb


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