US Army Set to Implement New Tattoo Rules:'new regulations state that soldiers will not be allowed to have tattoos that show below the elbows and knees or above the neckline.'
Incoming U.S. Army recruits are facing new, strict guidelines for any ink they want on their body, under new regulations limiting soldiers' tattoos.
In an announcement to troops at bases in eastern Afghanistan, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler said that Secretary of the Army John McHugh only needs to sign the new rule that will apply to Army Regulation 670-1, which indicates rules for the wear and appearance of Army uniforms and insignia, according to Stars and Stripes.
Stars and Stripes reports that the new regulations state that soldiers will not be allowed to have tattoos that show below the elbows and knees or above the neckline. The current policy states that tattoos or brands anywhere on the head, face, and neck above the class A uniform collar are prohibited.