Chris O’Kelley

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Ink Is Art and these Country stars with ink, would agree.  So many of today’s biggest stars have tattoos.  Most say it’s a great way to express their art and show what they’ve been through.

The Top Reasons To Get A Tattoo.

  1.  Honor A Loved One.
  2.  Use Art As Symbolism.
  3.  Experience Something New.
  4.  Make Your Body The Ultimate Canvas.
  5. Symbolize Significant Events.
  6.  Show Your Time In Jail

Things You Should Never Get A Tattoo Of

  1. Names of a new boyfriend or girlfriend.
  2. Crude jokes or images.
  3. Spontaneous tattoos.
  4. Fad tattoos.
  5. Offensive or hate tattoos.
  6. Tattoos that predict the future.
  7. Tattoos that you don’t spell check.
  8. Tribal tattoos if they aren’t part of your culture

Do’s  Of Getting Ink

  1. Think Before You Get Inked.
  2. Schedule Your Appointment.
  3.  Have Your Design Ready.
  4.  Use Proper Hygiene.
  5. Tip Your Artist.
  6. Discuss Medical Issues

Don’ts Of Getting Ink

  1. Be Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol.
  2. Don’t Get Upset When the Artist Improves  Your Design.
  3. Don’t Be Sick Or On An Antibiotic
  4. Leave Your Family And Friends At Home

The Military Even Has Rules On Tattoo’s

United States Air Force

The United States Air Force regulates all kinds of body modification. In fact, tattoos which are deemed to be “prejudicial to good order and discipline”, or “of a nature that may bring discredit upon the Air Force” are prohibited. Specifically, any tattoo which may be construed as “obscene or advocate sexual, racial, ethnic or religious discrimination” is disallowed. But, tattoo removal may not be enough to qualify; resultant “excessive scarring” may be disqualifying. Further, Air Force members may not have tattoos on their neck, face, head, tongue, lips or scalp

United States Army

The United States Army regulates tattoos under AR 670–1, last updated in 2015. Soldiers are permitted to have tattoos as long as they are not on the neck, hands, or face, with exceptions existing for of one ring tattoo on each hand and permanent makeup. Additionally, tattoos that are deemed to be sexist, racist, derogatory, or extremist continue to be banned.

United States Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard policy has changes over the years. Tattoos should not be visible over the collarbone or when wearing a V-neck shirt. Tattoos or military brands on the arms should not surpass the wrist. But only one hand tattoos of a form of ring are permitted when not exceeding 1/4 inch width. Face tattoos are also permitted as permanent eyeliners for females as long as they are appropriately worn and not brightly colored to fit uniform dressing code. Disrespectful derogatory tattoos and sexually explicit are prohibited on the body

United States Marines

The United States Marine Corps has disclosed a new policy meeting their new standards of professionalism in the military appearance, on the Marine Corps Bulletin 1020 released on 6 February 2016, substituting any previous policy from the past.

The new policy in the Marine Corps unauthorized tattoo’s in different parts of the body such as the wrist, knee, elbow and above the collar bone. Wrist tattoos have to be two inches above the wrist, elbow tattoos two inches above and one inch below, and the knee two inches above and two below.

United States Navy

The United States Navy has changed its policies and become more lenient when it comes to tattoos. For the first time the navy is allowing sailors to have neck tattoos as long as one inch. Sailors will also be allowed to have as many tattoos of any size on the arms, and legs as long as they are not deemed to be offensive tattoos.

So enjoy these Country stars with ink!