The Coast Guard updated their tattoo policy in 2021 at the same time the US Marines saw sweeping tattoo policy changes. These updates added a single tattoo behind the ear and hand tattoo restrictions. Both of these were welcome additions to a pretty solid overall tattoo policy.

Some items listed as unauthorized and restricted are listed below. If you have questions about the policy hit us up!

Unauthorized Areas:
– Face
– Tongue / Lips
– Scalp

Restricted Areas:
– Between their first knuckle & fingertip, or on the top or side of the finger.
– The area may be visible at the position of attention.

Head / Neck
– A single tattoo no larger than an inch wide to be placed behind one ear.