The All Veterans Parachute team, based out of Raeford, North Carolina, has a mission to remember, honor and serve in support of veteran’s related interests and to showcase skill sets acquired through their military experiences.
Members of the All Veterans Parachute team jumped into the All American Tattoo Convention April 14 at the Crown Complex Expo Center in Fayetteville. They later greeted fans at a booth at the convention.
According to their website, the “goal of the All American Tattoo Convention is to give some of the bravest heroes in the world the opportunity to be tattooed by some of the best tattoo artists in the industry.”
In 2016, the Army relaxed regulations in regards to tattoos on Soldiers. However, there are some restrictions to what a Soldier can have tattooed on their body. Prohibited tattoos include:
Racist Tattoos. Tattoos cannot “advocate a philosophy that degrades or demeans a person based on race, ethnicity or national origin.”
Indecent Tattoos. Tattoos cannot be “grossly offensive to modesty, decency, propriety or professionalism.”
Sexist Tattoos. Tattoos cannot “advocate a philosophy that degrades or demeans a person based on gender.”
Extremist Tattoos. These are tattoos that are “affiliated with depicting or symbolizing extremist philosophies, organizations or activities.”
Tattoos aren’t allowed on the head, face, neck above the shirt line, inside eyelids, mouth or ears, wrists or hands. An exception is made for ring tattoos. One on each hand is allowed.
Any tattoo that does not violate any of the above is allowed by the Army.