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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Apr 2018 4:55 p.m. PST

The Marines, noted for having the strictest tattoo rules in the military, just eased up a bit in a nod to the ubiquity of the form of body art…


This has serious implications for painting Marine figs! grin

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 5:57 p.m. PST


Lion in the Stars02 Apr 2018 9:02 p.m. PST

Well, considering that if you had ANY tattoos on your body, you wouldn't be allowed to re-enlist, even if it was completely covered by the uniform. Or an Eagle, Globe, and Anchor.

This is a more reasonable idea.

Striker03 Apr 2018 2:19 p.m. PST

I didn't even know there was a rule! We had guys in with visible tattoos and nothing was said. This was before the whole "sleeve" style and most people had nothing on their neck or above but a lot of WM's had something on the shoulder or ankle and a lot of guys had ones that were covered normally. The only thing I heard (rumor) was that if you had visible tattoos or scars you were not eligible for embassy guard duty (had a roommate that went into that). I knew at least 4 guys with full forearm tattoos or ones that went from the shoulder to elbow. I'm curious if they are doing any screening for certain symbols?

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