NYPD police officer wearing short sleeves uniform with American flag tattoo on his arm, at attention saluting.
Officer is grandfathered joined the police force before 2007. After 2007 he would have to cover up his tattoos.
Body art or tattoos has entered the mainstream it is no longer considered a weird kind of subculture.
"According to a 2006 Pew survey, 40% of Americans between the ages of 26 and 40 have been tattooed".