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Army close to inking tattoo ban

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  • New dress code bars tats below the elbows and knees, above neckline
  • Measure is awaiting signature from Sergeant Major
File photo: A US soldier with a Christian cross tattoed on his forearm steers a vehicle across a base in Kandahar on September 1, 2010.

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The army is a few signatures away from banning certain tattoos.

According to "Stars and Stripes," soon no tattoos will be allowed below the elbows and knees or above the neckline.

Current soldiers can keep tattoos that don’t comply with those guidelines, but new recruits will have to pay to remove them.

The Secretary of the Army has already approved the measure.

He says soldiers should be recognized for their achievements, not their appearance.

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