Can you have piercings in the military?

Off Duty on a Military Installation
Members are prohibited from attaching, affixing or displaying objects, articles, jewelry or ornamentation to or through the ear, nose, tongue, or any exposed body part (includes visible through clothing). Pierced earlobes on women are allowed but should not be extreme or excessive.


Can you have piercings in the Navy?

Body Piercing. Not authorized while in uniform. No articles, other than earrings for women speci- fied above, shall be attached to or through the ear, nose, or any other body part.

Can you have multiple ear piercings in the military?

As Capt MJ says, it's permitted to have multiple piercings in the ear, but it may be very hard to keep them open while in the military.


Can you have earrings in the military?

Earrings can either be screw-on, clip-on, or post-type earrings in gold, silver, or diamond and must be unadorned and spherical without exceeding 6 mm or 1/4 inch in diameter. Pearl earrings are not authorized with the ACU, Sanders said.

Can you have piercings in the Marines?

As for body piercings, they are not authorized in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marines. Women are only allowed to have earrings, and men are not allowed body piercings of any kind. The rule extends to not only being in uniform, but also in civilian attire when in duty status or while in/aboard U.S. Military jurisdictions.


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Can you have your nipples pierced in the Marines?

Nipple rings are different. More painful (piercing can be rough). Less visible, unless you're at the beach or otherwise shirtless. There are no regulations that might cover nipple rings, except one that says Marines should not display “eccentricities of dress.”

Can Marines have nose rings?

Members are prohibited from attaching, affixing, or displaying objects, articles, jewelry or ornamentation through the ear, nose, tongue or other exposed body part (which includes visible through the clothing), when: Wearing a military uniform.

Is French tip allowed in the Army?

EXTREME COLORS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, PURPLE, BRIGHT PINK, RED, GOLD, BLUE, BLACK, HOT PINK, GREEN, YELLOW, OMBRE AND FLUORESCENT/NEON COLORS, TO INCLUDE FRENCH MANICURE. COLORS THAT ARE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, NUDE/NATURAL SHADES, AMERICAN MANICURE, AND LIGHT PINK.

Can you wear a clear nose ring in the Air Force?

Body Piercing/Ornamentation.

1.1), all members are prohibited from attaching, affixing, or displaying objects, articles, jewelry or ornamentation to or through the ear, nose, tongue, eye brows, lips, or any exposed body part (includes visible through the uniform). 3.5.


Can you wear earrings in basic training?

When on any Army installation or other places under Army control, soldiers may not attach, affix, or display objects, articles, jewelry, or ornamentation to or through the skin while they are in uniform, in civilian clothes on duty, or in civilian clothes off duty (this includes earrings for male soldiers).

How do you hide a nose piercing?

Face makeup (foundation or coverup) can also be applied directly over the nose ring or over the bandage tape to further diminish the appearance when available. While makeup or bandage tape can call a little more attention than a retainer, the nose piercing is still more hidden than with the standard jewelry.

Can you join the military with a tattoo behind your ear?

You cannot have any tattoos on your head or scalp, and nothing on the actual ear itself. As previously mentioned, a neck tattoo cannot exceed the height/width dimensions of one inch.

Can females wear earrings in PT uniform?

FEMALES MAY WEAR EARRINGS ONLY AS A MATCHED PAIR, WITH ONLY ONE EARRING PER STANDARD EAR LOBE. EARRINGS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO BE WORN IN THE CARTILAGE, INDUSTRIAL, TRANSVERSE LOBE, TRAGUS, OR CONCH PART OF THE EAR.


Can you have a belly button piercing while in the military?

Body piercing (other than earrings) is relatively straightforward—don't display it while in uniform, while performing official duty in civilian attire or on a military installation at any time.

Can you wear Airpods in uniform Navy?

(h) The use of an earpiece, blue tooth technology, headsets or hands-free device while in Uniform indoors or outdoors is prohibited unless specifically authorized for the execution of official duties (e.g. NSW, security personnel, detailers, etc.).

Do you have to wear studs when you get your ears pierced?

As you may know, new piercings take 6 (earlobe) to 12 (cartilage) weeks to heal. During that time, you will need to wear starter earrings to allow your piercing to heal.

Can I take out a fresh piercing if I don't like it?

Dermatologists caution against removal as the infection can get trapped if the hole closes. Plus, if yours is infected and you don't actually want your hole to close permanently, you can lose the piercing altogether upon removal.


Are mullets allowed in the Army?

Multiple hairstyles are now allowed as long as it maintains a neat professional appearance and doesn't impede the use of headgear. The hairstyle is not considered acceptable if when combed it falls over the ears or eyebrows, or touches the collar.

Can I have white nails in the Army?

Some examples of extreme colors include, but are not limited to, purple, gold, blue, black, white, bright (fire-engine) red, khaki, camouflage colors, and fluorescent colors. Soldiers will not apply designs to nails or apply two-tone or multi-tone colors to nails.

Is nail polish allowed in the Army?

Male soldiers are authorized to wear clear nail polish while in service uniforms. But don't worry, nails cannot exceed 1/4 inches from the tip of the finger, however.

Can male Soldiers have piercings?

Attaching, affixing or displaying objects, articles, jewelry, or ornamentation to, through, or under their skin, tongue, or any other body part is prohibited (this includes earrings for male Soldiers).


Does the Army allow nose rings?

When on any Army installation or other places under Army control, soldiers may not attach, affix, or display objects, articles, jewelry, or ornamentation to or through the skin while they are in uniform, in civilian clothes on duty, or in civilian clothes off duty (this includes earrings for male soldiers).
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