When the USS Toledo pulled into the naval base in New London, Connecticut, tattoo artist Adam Hillyer's phone started ringing.
After spending weeks at sea, there's a tradition that Navy sailors add a new tattoo to their collection.
"They do generally gravitate towards tattoos that can be done in one sitting," Hillyer said.
But not everyone; some sailors like body art that makes a bigger statement.
Since the beginning of May, tattoo enthusiasts who serve in the US Navy can ink a lot more of their bodies.