Bravery and Tattoos

by on Dec.13, 2009, under News, Tattoos-Body Art

by Tattoosue on December 13, 2009

girl-sleevesEven though tattoos are becoming more accepted in the workforce and other mainstream arenas, our country’s armed forces have proven once again how out of touch they are with today’s younger generation.  The Air Force recently made an update to their policy on tattoos.  They banned any forearm tattoos and this ruling resulted in keeping able, willing recruits from following a career in the Air Force.  It even disrupted new recruits from heading out to their basic training as they were signed up under the old rules.  It expanded on its old ruling that banned excessive and obscene tattoos.  The reasoning given is the Air Force would like to have their members portray a professional military image.Does “excessive body art”  take away from a man or woman’s bravery?  Should such a shallow ruling thwart the desires and willing young people that want to serve our country when they are so sorely needed?  I say nay! – and fortunately the Air  Force quickly realized the error in its ruling and rescinded  the ruling very quickly.

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Victoria Harrison December 14, 2009 at 6:52 am

I never understand why people are “rejected” or “banned” from things due to a tattoo.

Ridiculous and archaic attitude!

Crystal Hinojosa December 15, 2009 at 9:17 am

If humanity could just be tolerant in all ways this world would be a more peaceful place..we are all Earthlings…we are on the same side

Inferno February 4, 2010 at 1:50 am

I have been tattooing for 25 years and have seen the different branches go all over the place with rules on tattoos. They never make sense and they always change.
It is just like everything else with our government.
Stupid people making stupid rules against the very people they are supposed to be serving.

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