COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol has expanded its tattoo acceptance policy for troopers, allowing current and new employees to have arm tattoos, provided they wear a long-sleeve uniform to cover them.

Visible tattoos above the neckline or below the wrist are still prohibited, according to an online FAQ about the OSHP’s new policy. Exceptions may be made for “a conservative wedding band/civil union tattoo, brand, or body art on the ring finger of one hand,” contingent on approval by the Office of Personnel and review on a case-by-case basis.

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