Report: Army recruits must adhere to new tattoo rules

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New recruits for the United States Army will soon have to adhere to more strict grooming and appearance guidelines.

Recruits will not be allowed to have tattoos below their elbows and knees or above the neckline.

The magazine, Stars and Stripes, reports the ban would require all soldiers to self-identify each tattoo with their unit leader.

Current soldiers would be allowed to keep tattoos that violate the policy, but new recruits would have to pay to get the tattoos removed.