Half-sleeve tattoos OK’d by army

Half sleeve tattoos OK'd by armyA lot of confusion has surrounded the changing tattoo regulations in the army over the past year. However, it appears as if the policy, Army Regulation 670-1, came to some kind of final state when it was published on March 31, according to the Army Times.

“Soldiers cannot have tattoos on their face, head, wrists or hands, or tattoos that are racist, extremist, indecent or sexist. They also cannot have more than four visible tattoos below the elbow or below the knee; those tattoos must be smaller than the size of the wearer’s hand,” the article reads.


However, soldiers are allowed to have half sleeve tattoos on their arms and legs, provided they do not go past the elbow or knee.

To read more about the final regulation click here.