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Army Tattoos Turn Into Invisible Ink

By Jane Hwang and Emma Fidel - 2013-10-15T12:48:25Z

Photograph by Tim Hetherington/Magnum Photos

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War paint, identity markers, tributes to loved ones: Tattoos have always been big in the military. And now, the coverup. Pending changes to the Army's dress code could bar soldiers from getting tats that show below the elbows or knees or above the neckline, Stars and Stripes reports. A neat appearance is "fundamental to the Army profession" and helps build pride needed for an effective military, according to an Army statement. Soldiers are rushing to the parlors to get new art grandfathered in. 

Here's a tour of some Army ink, most of which would be prohibited for new recruits. 

Left, a sergeant lifts weights at the Restrepo outpost in Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.