Tattoo/Brand/Body Marking Form Question

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  1. Godzuki

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    On this form, do you have to indicate whether or not you wear earrings?
     
  2. Christcorp

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    Not a traditional earring. Meaning, when you take the earring out, this hole psuedo closes. Now, if you have one of the earring types that leave a 1 inch hole in your lobe, this would be the place to make it. However, your ALO most likely noticed it much earlier during your interview. But the form you're speaking of is for more permanent markings. Not something temporary like an earring.
     
  3. Godzuki

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    thank you!
     
  4. serendipity

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    As far as I remember, that form is all about body markings like tattoos. If you have any piercings, you will probably receive an letter in your portal mailbox with further instructions. Removable piercings (like ear lobe piercings) should be fine. The only things that might be a problem are "non-removable hardware."
     
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    If my ALO marked me earings (regular plain earring holes :) will I have to redo the paper? Or will it be wrong?
     
  6. serendipity

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    It should probably be fine. My ALO did not mark my earrings, but I still received a portal letter about my ear piercings. I'm assuming they got that information from my DoDMERB exam? ALOs know what they're doing though, so it's probably fine either way. :)
     
  7. mikki

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    With my kids, most of the girls do have pierced ears. Most of the time the earrings were not worn unless they were we're going to a special function, or going out for the weekend to their sponsor parent's home. I have noticed earrings that are worn during some athletic events, that they may be participating in.

    I have also noticed that their are a lot of cadets, both male and female, who have tattoos. They have told me that a cadet must acknowledge that they have tattoo(s) to their superiors. What ever you do, do not hide the fact that you do have piercings or tattoos.

    My cadets have told me that if a cadet has a tattoo, it must be in an
    area where it cannot be seen when they are in uniform.
    I will contact some of my cadets tomorrow, and verify this information.
     
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  8. Boozebin

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    My DS got a tattoo while as a Preppie. He received a notice on his portal that he had to take a color photo of it and send it in. As a side note he cleared it through his AMT while at Prep and knows it'll meet current regs.
     
  9. mikki

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    I'm sorry I did not get this to you sooner, but I had to go out of town for a family issue.
    This information came from one of my cadets concerning piercings and tattoos:

    In uniform they can only have an earring in on the single lobe holes, but they can have other piercings, just no jewelry in when in uniform.
    Tattoos cannot be covering more then 1/4 of the exposed body parts when in uniform.
    During basic, no jewelry at all.

    I hope this answers your questions, if not let me know and I will track down the information.
     
  10. mikki

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    just came across this information while I was looking for something else for someone.
    Hope it also helps.

    I have a tattoo, a brand or a piercing. Can I be admitted?

    While having a tattoo or brand does not automatically disqualify you from consideration, it does open the door for rejection based on a more subjective evaluation. Nonremovable piercings are not allowed and must be removed prior to admission. Air Force policy stipulates that tattoos or brands must not be excessive. Nor may they contain inflammatory, obscene, racist, sexist or similar content. Tattoos or brands that fall into any of these categories will cause you to be disqualified for admission. The Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board will notify the Admissions Office of any tattoos, brands or nonremovable piercings noted during your medical exam. We will then require that you provide us a color snapshot of each. Assuming your tattoo or brand falls within acceptable limits, you will be allowed to continue in the application process. You should keep the following in mind. Those who review the picture of your tattoo, brand or piercing are of an older generation and may not view body art in the same manner as you. So, if you don't already have a tattoo or brand, think long and hard about whether the risk of possibly losing out on an Academy appointment is worth it.
     
  11. USAFA83GradWife

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    mikki - OUCH! Looks like you're yelling. :confused:
     

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