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Army Body Piercing Policy

"No attaching, affixing, or displaying objects, articles, jewelry or ornamentation to or through the skin while in uniform, in civilian clothes, while on duty, or in civilian clothes off duty on any military installation or other places under Army control. This change supersedes the current male earring policy. This message does not change the current policy regarding female wear of earrings. Female soldiers are authorized to wear earrings on Army installations while on duty in civilian attire and may also wear approved earrings while in uniform."

What the change means:
Female soldiers in uniform may continue to wear approved earrings.
Male soldiers are prohibited from wearing earrings and all other body piercings on installations, both on and off duty, in or out of uniform.
Female soldiers out of uniform and off duty may continue to wear pierced earrings on military installations; wearing other body piercings on post is prohibited.

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