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Old 05-08-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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I have been in the AF for 12 years now. I have a tattoo on each of my hands about about the size of a silver dollar just before my thumbs. I haven't had any problems for them as of yet.
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Spot on...

I'm surprised she was even allowed to swear in if they wanted her to remove it...Also, I don't understand how "dots" are offensive yet a peach would be acceptable...

Long shot, perhaps your daughter just told you she was told that as she wanted a peach but thought you'd disapprove?
No, she meant to cover the black with peach or white ink so it wouldn't show.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:28 AM
 
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They might have considered it offensive because gangs use dots to specify the gang they are in
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:36 AM
 
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The biggest issue with the tattoo is probably that she got it while in the DEP. At least in the Marine Corps, and my local AF recruiting office, you can not get any new tattoos once you're in the DEP. Doing so will make you subject to DEP discharge.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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they told me i was disqualified bc it was bigger than a dollar bill if i get it removed am i still disqualified?
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Petticoat Junction
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Latest guidance from the SMA is that the Army will start cracking down on visible tats. If you can't cover it with clothing, you are probably at risk.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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they told me i was disqualified bc it was bigger than a dollar bill if i get it removed am i still disqualified?
Who is they? What branch?
United States Air Force
United States Army
United States Coast Guard
United States Marine Corps
United States Navy
Reserve? National Guard?
They have different regulations...



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Old 03-06-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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If her branch wants them removed, they will take care of it during basic. If the unit commander does not care during basic, then she will just wait and see if her LT.Colonel says anything once she arrives at her first duty station.

I had a friend who had to get his removed. He actually made money on the deal as they sent him to AZ to have it removed on TDY.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:45 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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There was a time when that artwork gone wrong could be eliminated, free of charge, at larger military hospitals. But with changes in the Defense Department regulations for cosmetic surgery that took effect last year, free tattoo removal for troops is mostly a thing of the past.
No, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with “Jenny 4 Ever.”
Elective tattoo removal is still available in the military health system, but the odds are strong you’ll have to pay for it.
At Naval Medical Center San Diego, for instance, troops who want to have a tattoo removed now start with their primary care provider, officials there said. This will generally lead to a referral to the Dermatology Laser Clinic, where the patient is evaluated and the work is sized up.
If there’s no room in the schedule, the patient goes on a 28-day waiting list, hospital officials said. No room for tattoo removal this month? The service member is instead referred to a civilian clinic and must absorb 100 percent of the removal cost.
The entire article is here: New regulations rule out nearly all free removals for troops - Military Off Duty, Army Health, military fitness, army physical fitness - Army Times


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Old 04-01-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Sunshine State
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I think the reg for the AF is no offensive material or a tattoo that covers more than 1/4 of the exposed body part. Don't know about the other branches. When I joined I was asked to sign a waiver that I would have it removed if necessary and I did, but no one ever gave me trouble about it once I was in. I had it removed later because I wanted to and my insurance paid for the treatment. The recruiter is full of bs.
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