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    Coast Guard Tweaks Tattoo Policy to Allow Bigger Designs on Hands, Ink Behind Both Ears

    Coast Guard Tweaks Tattoo Policy to Allow Bigger Designs on Hands, Ink Behind Both Ears

    Coast Guard members can now have larger tattoos on their hands and one behind each ear under a policy update, the service announced Tuesday.

    The new policy allows for single tattoos on the back of both hands up to 2 ½ inches in any direction, according to a Coast Guard-wide message. The previous limit was up to 1 inch on both hands, between the knuckle closest to the wrist and the wrist bones.

    In addition, Coasties can opt to have a single tattoo behind each ear of up to 1 inch, not to extend into the hairline or below the bottom of the ear. Previously, they were allowed just one behind one ear.

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    Officials said the change is “in line with the Coast Guard's goal to be an employer of choice” and also reduce barriers for those thinking about joining the service.

    The service continues to struggle with recruiting, not having made its enlistment goals since 2020. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan told Congress in mid-2023 that the service was short 3,500 members and, in its fiscal 2025 budget, it announced plans to reduce the number of positions by 277 to reflect the challenges of filling the ranks.

    In the past year, the service has instituted a number of programs to increase recruiting and maintain retention, including opening new recruiting centers; expanding Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps units in high…

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