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NEWS | July 29, 2022

Army Policy: New Tattoo Directive Released

Army Directive 2022-09 (Jun 22), Soldier Tattoos, has been released. It eases the restrictions on Soldiers’ tattoos. The new directive applies to currently serving Soldiers and prospective Soldiers. It allows formerly banned tattoos on the hands, back of the neck and behind the ears, with some size and theme restrictions.

View the directive HERE.

Details behind the directive are discussed HERE.
Related publications that are still active include:
  • Army Directive 2020-09, Appointment and Enlistment Waivers, (Aug 20).
  • Army Regulation (AR) 600–20, Army Command Policy, (Jul 20).
  • AR 601–210, Regular Army and Army Reserve Components Enlistment Program, (Aug 16).
  • AR 670–1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, (Jan 21).
  • Department of the Army Pamphlet 670–1, Guide to the Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, (Jan 21).
All of the listed publications are available at the Army Publishing Directorate HERE.
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