Tattoos - What every Cadet should know:
Anyone wanting to enter the Military may have no more than four visible tattoos from below the elbow to the wrist bone or anywhere below the knee.
Each of the four tattoos must be smaller than the size of the wearer’s hand with fingers extended and joined with the thumb touching the base of the index finger.
Tattoos or brands are prohibited on the following areas of the body:
Head or face except for permanent make-up such as eyebrows and eyeliner
Neck (anything above the t-shirt neck line to include on/inside the eyelids, mouth, and ears)
Wrists, hands, or fingers
Visible tattoos cannot be more than 2 inches wide including band tattoos that wrap around the arm
The following types of tattoos or brands are prejudicial to good order and discipline of the Military and are, therefore, prohibited anywhere on the body:
Extremis: tattoos or brands are those affiliated with organizations which advocate racial, gender, or ethnic hatred or intolerance.
Indecent: tattoos or brands are those that are grossly offensive to modesty, decency, propriety, or professionalism.
Sexist: tattoos or brands are those that advocate a philosophy that degrades or demeans a person based on gender.
Racist: tattoos or brands are those that advocate a philosophy that degrades or demeans a person based on race, ethnicity, or national origin.