Tattoo Policy

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  1. caseyrc93

    caseyrc93 Member

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    What is the tattoo policy at West Point/in the Army?
    If you have one when entering does it disqualify you from and job/position?
    Can you get one once you are at West Point?

    -I am looking to go to West Point and have already received my LOA (class of 2015) and want to get a tattoo for my birthday (February). What are the disadvantages of getting one before I go?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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  3. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

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    Take it from an old man with a bit of ink...you have the rest of your life to get tattoos. There are better ways to celebrate.
     
  4. abeastlybeast

    abeastlybeast USMA Class of 2015

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    As Scout said I'd probably just wait until after West Point for tattoos. If I'm permitted to, I'll probably get tattoos after I graduate.
     
  5. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    I see a lot of people with tattoos walking around, some of them clearly visible and I've always wondered about that
     
  6. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

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    The stipulations on visibility are defined with the Class A uniform (or equivalent) as the basis. Visibility during PT uniform wear of during other utility/combat/Class B uniform wear is not considered in the regulation.

    That being said, getting a tattoo later after waiting a bit is a lot easier than having a regretted one removed.
     

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