Air Force ink: A cultural evolution

Senior Airman David, 799th Security Forces Squadron alarm monitor, displays his tattoos Jan. 26, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The flowers on his arm represent the five women in his family, each tattoo being their favorite flower. While his tattoos previously may have been considered excessive, a new tattoo policy has taken affect as of Feb. 1, 2017, and is based on the Air Force’s need for continued outreach and to maintain and expand recruiting potential. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class James Thompson
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