The US Army updated their tattoo policy for all unlisted and officer personnel in 2022.
The Army tattoo regulations, which can be found in detail here, were updated in 2022, though they are still some of the most stringent in all military branches. Prior regulations limited the number of visible tattoos to four, and none of those could be any larger than the soldier’s hand.
The content of allowed tattoos has not changed. Any indecent, violent, racist, sexist, or vulgar Army tattoos are prohibited no matter where they are on the body. This includes tattoos with exposed nudity, gang affiliations, anti-government statements, or glorified violence. Determining whether a tattoo violates Army tattoo regulations is up to the soldier’s commanding officer. If you think your tattoo does not represent the US Army’s values, find a location and book a time to speak with one of our laser specialists.
Army tattoo policy prohibits tattoos on the head, face, neck above the t-shirt collar, wrists or hands other than one ring tattoo per hand that must rest where a normal ring would. Army tattoo policy also states that leg tattoos must be two inches below or above the knee. Even small Army tattoos must abide by this Army tattoo policy. The previous policy, which stated that no more than four tattoos could be visible below the knee or the elbow, has been retracted. If your tattoo is on the hand, neck or face, find a location and book a time to speak with one of our laser specialists.
Army tattoo regulations state that permanent makeup is only allowed on women and must be conservative.
Removery offers a 50% off discount on Complete Removal Packages for non-compliant military tattoos or 20% off for our standard military discount with valid military ID or recruiters letter.
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