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A soldier from the U.S. Army's 1st Platoon, 18th Engineer Company, Task Force Arrowhead rests at Forward Operating Base Mizan after completing a route clearance patrol in Afghanistan's Zabul Province in this May 24, 2012 file photo. The Army is weighing a new policy banning tattoos for recruits that show below the elbow and knee and above the neckline, Stars and Stripes, the Army newspaper, reported. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY MILITARY)

U.S. army weighs new tattoo policy

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tattoos are everywhere these days, with no body parts off limits. But the U.S. Army may be asking new recruits to roll up their tattoo sleeves as part of a new uniform policy.


A regulation to ban tattoos that are visible below the elbow and knee and above the neckline is under consideration, the armed forces newspaper Stars and Stripes reported.

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