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    As long as you are following the law (for example, have a license, if mandatory, follow the health department rules, etc) and of course have your own business office/shop so its all clean...lets just say you better not be doing it in the barracks....

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    Can I get tattoes on my hands? I heard they changed the AR a few years ago.
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    Google is your friend - search for 'AR 670-1' and 'Army Tattoo Policy'.

    Unless you're just trolling...
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    The rule was changed in 2006, saying tattoos are allowed on the hands and necks. But I was looking for the regulation earlier and could only find copies from 2005.
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    Note that Commanders have a broad range of authority to prohibit and to punish any behavior which is seen by them as 'counterproductive to good order and discipline'. And highly visible tattoos in unorthodox places are liable to subject you to scrutiny of exactly what those tattoos represent - or could be construed to represent. So obviously tattoos such as 'FTA', 'FTW', 'White Power' or other racist slogans, nude figures, Gang symbols, etc. are all really bad ideas for someone wanting to stay in the Army - wherever on one's body they might be located.

    The Army Tattoo Policy is linked to on this site - use the search engine to find it.
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    Thanks! i'm going to get my wife's name on my ring finger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ando1250 View Post
    Thanks! i'm going to get my wife's name on my ring finger.
    I believe the rule changed to allow those with the tattoos to join, but I dont think it allows for Soldiers already serving to get those tattoos, maybe check with your Chain (and read post/brigade/battalion/company) policies regarding this issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPclk2006 View Post
    I believe the rule changed to allow those with the tattoos to join, but I dont think it allows for Soldiers already serving to get those tattoos, maybe check with your Chain (and read post/brigade/battalion/company) policies regarding this issue.
    I read somewhere that Soldiers are allowed, but if the Soldier thinks the tattoo is offensive, racist, sexist, or whatever that he must notify the CoC...which I would do anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ando1250 View Post
    Thanks! i'm going to get my wife's name on my ring finger.
    Or your 1SG's name on your 3rd finger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Glenn View Post
    Or your 1SG's name on your 3rd finger.
    Lol, "Hey 1SG look what I got!"
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    haircut-needing, beer-drinking, underrated, over-worked, underpaid,
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    ten minutes than a Grunt squad can do all day.

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