The Air Force policy is about on par with the leniency of the Naval policy, but they do have some unique differences. I’m sure by this point it’s clear what content is considered acceptable, but basically, you might want to rethink your tattoo design if it’s meant to offend anyone.
Here’s what the Air Force website had to say about their tattoo policy:
- Excessive scarring due to tattoo removal may be disqualifying.
- There are no limitations in terms of size or area for authorized tattoos on the chest (if below an open collar), back, arms, and legs.
- Tattoos on the neck, head, face, tongue, lips, and scalp are prohibited.
- Hand tattoos are limited to one single-band ring tattoo, on only one finger of one hand.
Also, the Air Force has recently lifted its 25% rule, which stated that Air Force recruits could not have more than 25% of their body covered in tattoos. Now, there isn’t a limit on the number of tattoos an Airman can have.