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Tattoo prevents woman from serving in military

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Autumn Armstrong had a tattoo placed on her chest in memory of her brother, who drowned when he was 2 years old. (Source: KOVR/FOX) Autumn Armstrong had a tattoo placed on her chest in memory of her brother, who drowned when he was 2 years old. (Source: KOVR/FOX)

SACRAMENTO (KOVR/FOX) - A woman said her dream of joining the Air Force was nearly cut short due to a tattoo she got years ago.

Autumn Armstrong has a large chest tattoo to remember her brother. He was just 2 years old when he was found drowned in the neighbors' pool.

"Each day is a gift" is scripted above a blue heart in his honor.

Although the piece means a lot to her, she's going to get rid of it since several recruiters told her the tattoo would bar her from entering the service.

"I wanted people to see it and be like, 'Oh, what is that?' and read that each day is a gift, and maybe I should take that into account," Armstrong said. "I didn't know of the restrictions and the regulations at that point in time."

A tattoo removal business heard Armstrong's story and is willing to assist her in the removal process.

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