Military Tattoo

No, this isn’t an advert for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, or any other.  It’s a reminder that

image  Air Force officials reinforce tattoo, body alteration policy.

Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance, states "Excessive tattoos and brands will not be exposed or visible while in uniform." Excessive is defined as any tattoo/brands exceeding one-quarter of the exposed body part and those above the collarbone when wearing an open collar uniform. The AFI also  outlines the current provisions and prohibitions to include standards governing piercings and body alterations.

It’s a court-martial offense for violation of Article 92, UCMJ.