U.S. Army Updates Uniform Policy - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

U.S. Army Updates Uniform Policy

Posted: Updated:

The U.S. Army has released new restrictions on soldiers' tattoos and body modifications.

The Army cites that soldiers will be prohibited from having tattoos on their neck, head, face, wrists, fingers or wrists. Full-sleeve tattoos are also ruled out along with having more than four tattoos visible from the knee or elbow down.

The restrictions also started to redefine indecent and inappropriate tattooage to specify exactly what is and what is not acceptable.

Soldiers who currently have prohibited tattoos will be allowed to keep them, but commanders must document all soldiers tattoos with photos and submit them to HR.

Commanders will also do an annual check for new tattoos that don't comply with the strict guidelines set forth.

The rules also outline the future of other body modifications on soldiers. Stretched ears and split tongues along with any "willful mutilation" is strictly prohibited along with the enforced tattoo regulations.

The new rules were approved on March 6th by Army Secretary John McHugh, are due to take effect in a few days.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Cyber Terrorists Hack Some Of The Nation's Biggest Banks

    Cyber Terrorists Hack Some Of The Nation's Biggest Banks

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:48:01 GMT

    A huge data breach is affecting five major banks. Federal officials say they were hacked by cyber terrorists. What exactly happened? And can we protect ourselves or prevent it?

    A huge data breach is affecting five major banks. Federal officials say they were hacked by cyber terrorists. What exactly happened? And can we protect ourselves or prevent it?


  • Security Ramping Up For 'Made In America' Festival

    Security Ramping Up For 'Made In America' Festival

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:33:35 GMT

    Philadelphia is gearing up for the big Labor Day weekend "Made in America" concert on the parkway. Find out what you need to know if you are planning on attending, and what you should not bother to bring.

    Philadelphia is gearing up for the big Labor Day weekend "Made in America" concert on the parkway. Find out what you need to know if you are planning on attending, and what you should not bother to bring.

  • Woman Hit By 2 Cars In Logan, Neither Vehicle Stops, Police Say

    Woman Hit By 2 Cars In Logan, Neither Vehicle Stops, Police Say

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:13:57 GMT

    A 50-year-old woman is in critical condition after being hit by two cars in Philadelphia's Logan section.

    A 50-year-old woman is in critical condition after being hit by two cars in Philadelphia's Logan section.

Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices