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    Confused airforce regulations?

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    idk if this is where to post this. but is anyone in the airforce here or knows the following regulations?

    1. tattoo size
    *i have a tatto on my for arm it is 4inch long and 3inch wide*
    would this be to big. the recruiter told me it was without even seeing it!
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    Sorry i m not aware of the regulations.
    but i googled it, and found this on yahoo answers.

    "the rules on tattoos in the Air Force is as follows:
    they cannot be above the collarbone
    they cannot cover more than 1/4 of the exposed body part. So let's say you have a sleeve (flames)...they are prohibited if they are colored in but not prohibited if they aren't. It's measured from your wrist to your elbow (not the entire arm like most people think.
    Tattoos must be in good taste so no profanity, drug paraphernalia, gang related, racist, etc. "


    not sure if that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish_Girly View Post
    Sorry i m not aware of the regulations.
    but i googled it, and found this on yahoo answers.

    "the rules on tattoos in the Air Force is as follows:
    they cannot be above the collarbone
    they cannot cover more than 1/4 of the exposed body part. So let's say you have a sleeve (flames)...they are prohibited if they are colored in but not prohibited if they aren't. It's measured from your wrist to your elbow (not the entire arm like most people think.
    Tattoos must be in good taste so no profanity, drug paraphernalia, gang related, racist, etc. "


    not sure if that helps!

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    As long as 75% of your arm isnt covered you're fine. DH has a lot of tattoos, he has the dark mark from Harry Potter on his forearm, it's pretty big, but he's within reg.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bitz View Post
    DH has a lot of tattoos, he has the dark mark from Harry Potter on his forearm, it's pretty big, but he's within reg.
    Okay, that is pretty fricking awesome!
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    It doesnt go by the whole arm but in sections. So from the bottom of your shirtsleeve to your elbow, it cant cover more than 25%. from your elbow to wrist 25% again. same for legs. Bottom of shorts to knee, 25% and knee to ankle, 25%. If it can be covered in a short sleeve blues/PT shirt and/or PT shorts you are fine.

    Does that make sense?
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    yup. dam in that case it covers about 40%
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    and remember ENLISTMENT size varies from AD size.

    DH is CG ( most rules apply for all branches) and he has 2 full sleeves, he can stay but there is no way they would let him in as a new recruit.
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    Yep- if it covers more than 1/4 of the body part, you are disqualified. My DH talked to an AF recruiter briefly about joining after he was done with this last deployment with the Army Reserves. He has 6 tattoos, but only 1 is disqualifying. The recruiter told him his only option is to get it removed, no ifs, ands or buts about it.
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    AFI 36-9-2903

    Tattoos/brands anywhere on the body that are obscene or advocate sexual,
    racial, ethnic, or religious discrimination are prohibited in and out of
    uniform. Tattoos/brands that are prejudicial to good order and discipline or
    that are of a nature that tends to bring discredit upon the Air Force are
    prohibited in and out of uniform. Tattoos that are commonly associated
    with gang affiliations are prohibited both in and out of uniform.
    Unauthorized (content): Members who receive tattoos/brands not meeting
    the standards after the implementation of this policy are required to initiate
    tattoos/brands removal at their own expense upon notification by their
    Commander. Initial Accessions must disclose any tattoos and must
    complete removal of inappropriate tattoos prior to being accepted in the Air
    Force. Members failing to remove or alter unauthorized tattoos in a timely
    manner may be subject to disciplinary action or involuntary separation.
    Failure to observe these mandatory provisions and prohibitions by
    active duty Air Force members, USAFR members on active duty or
    inactive duty for training and ANG members in Federal service is a
    violation of Article 92, Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). (See
    notes 2, 3, 4 and 5).

    http://www.af.mil/shared/media/epubs/afi36-2903.pdf
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