Last time I went into the AFCO there were a couple of lads who had tattoo's that could be covered by watch straps, they weren't offensive and they were told that they would have to have them assessed and could be told to have them removed....might be worth actually going to the AFCO and asking to get 100% the right info. Just a thought.
No problem I will ask when I go in next week, considering quite a number of serving soldiers have forearm tattoo's etc I am hoping that the post above is true about not seeing them when in ceremonial dress.
i have one on my shoulder and wasnt a problem at all and as far as i know its ok aslong as its not racist or anything potentially offensive and has to be below the neckline and not in view of hands etc
82. Tattoos. It is Army policy that a person with tattoo marks which, because of their size, position or nature would be detrimental to the Service, is ineligible for enlistment, re-enlistment or continued service in the Army. Tattooing is to be discouraged, and unacceptable tattoos may result in applications being made for discharge. Such tattoos are defined as being any tattoo(s), excessive in size or number, offensive or obscene, which are visible when wearing parade uniform (not including shirt sleeve order or sports clothing). The visible area comprises the head and neck.
I often think that before anyone is allowed to get a tattoo they should be forced to go to the beach in any resort frequented by Brits and made to look at what happens to cheap tattoos after a decade or two. It might look good when you're 18 but at 35 it's no more than a bluish blur that makes people think you've been lying down on a newspaper.
Now there are tattoos that are worth it and that look good for decades. Very occasionally I see one.