West Point's Tattoo Policy

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    idi.mallari New Member

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    Tattoo policy out of Class of 2011 instructions for candidates offered admission:

    In accordance with Army Regulation 670-1, any tattoo or brand anywhere on the head or face is prohibited except for permanent makeup. Tattoos that are not extremist, indecent, sexist or racist are allowed on the hands and neck. Tattoos or brands that are extremist, indecent, sexist, or racist are prohibited, regardless of location on the body, as they are prejudicial to good order and discipline within units.

    Once accepted for admission to the Academy, candidates are encouraged to remove brands or tattoos which fall into the prohibited categories above. Additionally, candidates should not receive additional tattoos or brands prior to R-day. On R-day cadet candidates will agree to receive no additional body modifications, such as tattoos, brands, or body piercings while attending the Academy and will have all tattoos, brands, and body piercings inspected for compliance with stated standards.
     
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    Thank you, WAMom68. My tattoos are within AR 670-1. I made sure they were when I got them, but I wasn't too sure about WP. I know there is a tattoo screening the first day, so that's why I asked. Thanks again.
     
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    Glad to help. R-day is coming up fast...Good luck to you! :thumb:
     

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