Tattoos are mostly thought of as body art. But getting inked can also come in handy for people suffering from Alopecia, skin disorders and scarring from breast cancer surgery.
Under a proposed rule change, new recruits would not be allowed tattoos visible below the elbow or knee or above the neckline. Current soldiers would be permitted to keep any tattoos not deemed racist, sexist or extremist.
The District of Columbia's Department of Health is proposing regulations that would force people who want a tattoo or piercing to go through a 24-hour waiting period before having body work done, WAMU reports.
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