Controversial Policy Set to Take Effect Soon
All branches of the US Armed Forces have had some sort of policy on tattoos. These policies have been kept mostly unchanged through the years. But as the popularity of tattoos have soared and the number of tattoos on people's bodies increased, there have been some restrictions put into place.
Recently, the United States Army has passed a new policy banning any type of tattoo below the knee or elbow. This new policy has been called very controversial and unreasonable.
But this new policy has been a long time coming...
According to reports, in 2006, at the height of the Iraq war, the US Army needed more recruits and the Army started allowing individuals to have tattoos on the hands and the back of the neck. However with the troop withdrawal from Iraq and the winding down of forces in Afghanistan, and the need to cut 80,000 troops over the course of the next 5 years, the Army can be a lot more selective in picking recruits.
For now, the other branches of the Armed Forces will not be changing their current tattoo policies.
With this new change set to take effect 2014, the Army will have the toughest tattoo policy out of all the branches of the Armed Forces.
Soldiers that have existing tattoos will be allowed to keep their tattoos as long as it is not considered to be offensive.
At Pristine Laser Center, we have been helping would-be recruits in removing their unwanted tattoos for many years. The laser tattoo removal process can take several months, so recruits need to plan ahead of time. While amateur tattoos can take only one or two treatments, professionally done tattoos will take multiple treatments.
With the new Picosure laser, professionally done tattoos have be removed much faster and in fewer treatments.
Laser tattoo removal is a serious procedure that must be done correctly with the right laser and done by a medical professional. Done incorrectly, individuals might have a big scar over the tattoo. This scar will then be considered "branding" by the military and recruits will never be allowed in.
If you live in the Orlando and Central Florida area and would like to remove your tattoos, Pristine Laser Center is here to help. With multiple lasers designed to remove tattoos, including the World's fastest laser, the Picosure laser, tattoos removal can be achieved safely and effectively.
Start by reading the Frequently Asked Questions about Tattoo Removal and the call 407-494-0404 to schedule your free consultation and get started on the path to removing your tattoo.
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