On March 31st the U.S. Army announced new grooming and appearance regulations.
One of the big changes was rules about tattoos.
Along with banning, extremist, indecent, sexist and racist tattoos, the new regulation prohibits tattoos on the head, face, neck, wrists and hands.
Soldiers who had tattoos before April 30th are grand-fathered in.
Last month local tattoo artists saw a boom in business from soldiers rushing to beat the deadline.
Prodigal Son Tattoo's Owner says tattoos have been a part of military culture since WWII.
The regulations are not limited to tattoos.
They also include uniform wear, hair and grooming.
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