The Army in the Island of Barbados has banned any potential recruits from joining, according to reports in the country.
In recent weeks, we have brought to your attention a number of articles regarding issues of countries, cities, towns, governments and organisations banning people with tattoos.
Now visible tattoos will disqualify you from entry into the Barbados Defence Force (BDF).
This announcement came from Sergeant Sonia Jones, who is senior non-commissioned officer in the human resources department of the BDF.
Sergeant Jones was addressed this when speaking at the organization’s career showcase for secondary schoolchildren.
The BDF is even looking to recruit at least 70 people in August but has only 50 vacancies to fill within the force.
Sergeant Jones said that because of the tattoo policy had in fact come into effect in 2009 and was not something new. Applicants with visible tattoos would be turned away from joining.
One of the suspected reasons for this is because the army go on parade and they do not think it is appropriate to have them on display.
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The Indian Army has announced that it is placing a ban on tattoos.
Under the strict new rules, the Army will not recruit anyone with a permanent tattoo after stating that they are a health hazard and help carry diseases.
The rules are actual not that new at all but have made media headline after a recent recruitment camp turned away 30% of young men because of their tattoos.
The young men actual had no idea that tattoos were not allowed in the army with several stating they would never have got them if they had known this information.
Many tattoo artists in India are upset with the rules but understand the Army’s stance on the matter. This is due to the country having some unprofessional tattoo artists who have been known not use clean and sterilised needles. Tattoo artists in India have defended their craft and called for a more action to be taken in regulating the profession.
However, even know the Army’s ban, tattoos are still a popular as ever in India.