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Friday, October 14, 2005

Tattoos

So it seems the Coast Guard has added new rules about tattoos.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051014/ap_on_re_us/coast_guard_tattoos

Under the new rules, applicants whose tattoos cover more than 25 percent of an exposed limb will be turned away, the Coast Guard said. The previous standards were more general, prohibiting offensive tattoos but not naming a permissible amount.

Other military branches also have tattoo policies. The Army has long prohibited tattoos that show when the soldier is in uniform. Last spring, it also banned offensive markings "regardless of location on the body." The Navy also bars visible tattoos

I guess I never realized there were such rules.

You would think with Tattoos becoming more mainstream that the laws would be looser not tighter.

Does a tattoo really affect how you do your job?