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Thursday, March 29, 2007


The Marine Corps is banning new tattoos on the lower arms and legs of recruits.

Many grunts say the tattoo rule is getting under their skin. If they're caught with new ink, it could mean up to two years in jail and a dishonorable discharge.

But the Corps says body art is supposedly harmful to its spit-and-polish image.

Semper Why?

Who wants a spit-and-polish image when you're face to face with your enemies after crawling around in the mud of a foreign country for the freedom of others. A tough Marine with a big skull tattoo on his right forearm might just be a bit more menacing, don't you think?

Mine, on the other hand, is only menacing to me as I watch it begin to take on a crepe-paper appearance with the aging process.

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Anonymous Dot said...

Well I see it this way ... they are fighting for "FREEDOM" and it is their bodies... Personally, I don't like seeing people with tattoos all over their bodies... but a small one here or there is fine.

Thu Mar 29, 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous ink in pink said...

Love the birdie. My tattoo covers up a scar.

Thu Mar 29, 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Does that mean if there is a draft, unwilling recruits will be lining up en masse at tattoo parlors to get their lower arms and legs inked? How fast do you think the Marines' new policy will last then?

Thu Mar 29, 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unfortunately, the Army doesn't care about tattoos.

Thu Mar 29, 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they can go & serve, not old enough to drink, and now tattoos. what is this world coming to.

Thu Mar 29, 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous too too much said...

If I tried to cover old scars, I would be covered head to toe with tattoos!

Fri Mar 30, 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous jamit33 said...

excessive tattoos are just another way of makeing a statement. The only statements allowed in the military are yes sir and no sir.

Fri Mar 30, 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Maybe they can tattoo "yes, sir, no sir" or "Boo-yah" to save them all time (and their voices)..

Sun Apr 01, 04:14:00 PM  

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