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Ironduke
22 Mar 07,, 00:14
Corps clarifies tattoo policy

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 20, 2007) -- The Marine Corps is clarifying its tattoo policy according to Marine administrative message 197/07.

“This clarification came about because there was room for interpretation of the old policy,” said Lt. Col. T.V. Johnson, spokesman for the commandant of the Marine Corps. “The commandant had this issue come up at every town hall meeting that he attended and wanted to make the policy fair across the board, squashing any margin for error.”

The message details new guidelines for Marines with tattoos, specifically, restricting them from getting sleeve tattoos while protecting those who already have them.

“Effective April 1, Marines are prohibited from getting sleeve tattoos,” said Capt. Stephen T. Fowler, military policy analyst, Manpower Plans and Policy Division, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps. “Those individuals who have sleeve tattoos are required to be documented by their command by July 1.”

A sleeve tattoo is a very large tattoo, or collection of smaller tattoos, that covers or almost covers a person’s entire arm or leg. Half-sleeve or quarter-sleeve tattoos that are visible to the eye when wearing a standard physical training T-shirt and shorts are likewise prohibited.

Marines who currently have sleeve tattoos need to have them photographed by their command and have them documented in their service record books to be grandfathered into this policy.

“The grandfathering clause is to protect Marines who currently have sleeve tattoos,” said Fowler. “By being grandfathered they will be as competitive for promotion and retention as their peers who do not have such tattoos.”

The new policy should not have an effect on recruiting numbers, said Fowler. “The policy change is not any more stringent than the guidelines used by the Recruiting Command,” he said.

Marines can contact their administrative office for more information.
Source: Marine Corps News -> Corps clarifies tattoo policy (http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/main5/91309DB325AC5243852572A50061BC28?opendocument)

sappersgt
22 Mar 07,, 02:52
This would be a good week to own an Oceanside tattoo parlor!:biggrin:

T_igger_cs_30
22 Mar 07,, 02:59
This would be a good week to own an Oceanside tattoo parlor!:biggrin:

:eek: What about chinese eyes on the cheeks of ones ass, courtesy of friends dropping one off in "red rosies tattoo" parlour, when asleep due to an upset stomach :biggrin: .........

sappersgt
22 Mar 07,, 03:45
:eek: What about chinese eyes on the cheeks of ones ass, courtesy of friends dropping one off in "red rosies tattoo" parlour, when asleep due to an upset stomach :biggrin: .........

Got pictures?:biggrin:

T_igger_cs_30
22 Mar 07,, 04:01
Got pictures?:biggrin:

Mrs Tigger does not allow me to talk about it .....never mind pictures.......because its signed "love Rosie" :rolleyes:

Debbie
22 Mar 07,, 04:09
Never been fond of a tattoo on a man or a woman. Have never seen one that I thought looked really nice or enhanced the persons overall looks. Then again to be fair, I don't understand why a person would want a tattoo in the first place. To be different - to display a uniqueness - doesn't that come with a persons character? To be part of a crowd - to join - why would someone place something on their body that cannot be removed? What I really don't understand is young women getting a tattoo on their belly or low back. They ever plan on having kids that is going to get mighty ugly.

Debbie
22 Mar 07,, 04:09
Mrs Tigger does not allow me to talk about it .....never mind pictures.......because its signed "love Rosie" :rolleyes:

I'm not sure if I want this image in my head:eek:

TopHatter
22 Mar 07,, 05:19
What I really don't understand is young women getting a tattoo on their...low back.

Those are incredibly popular but I frankly don't see the appeal. :confused:

I've also read that those type of tattoos are called "Tramp Stamps" :eek: :biggrin:

THL
22 Mar 07,, 05:27
I love my tattoos. I have three more in the works and then I may be done. I would like one as a tribute to my short roomate...her name with some fluffy girly design or something of the sort. I also want mala beads on my right ankle to go with the buddha on my left foot. Lastly, I want a Mexican and an American flag somehow intertwined...been thinking about this one for years and have had it drawn up a half dozen times or so and just cannot find it how I like it.

Dreadnought
22 Mar 07,, 13:49
Guess I wont have to worry about joining the USMC anytime soon. Thank god for the grandfather clause:redface:

Dreadnought
22 Mar 07,, 13:51
Those are incredibly popular but I frankly don't see the appeal. :confused:

I've also read that those type of tattoos are called "Tramp Stamps" :eek: :biggrin:

:eek: No, you didnt just say that....LMAO. (Knew that for a long time but never mentioned around women) especially if I wanted to be closer to them:biggrin:

Remind me NEVER to stand next to you in a bar where there are women drinking with those back tatts.:biggrin: That is without me flakjacket.;)

bonehead
22 Mar 07,, 15:55
I love my tattoos. I have three more in the works and then I may be done. I would like one as a tribute to my short roomate...her name with some fluffy girly design or something of the sort. I also want mala beads on my right ankle to go with the buddha on my left foot. Lastly, I want a Mexican and an American flag somehow intertwined...been thinking about this one for years and have had it drawn up a half dozen times or so and just cannot find it how I like it.

If you have the time or inclination, you could go to the arts department at a nearby college. Make an ad for $20.00 for the best design and place it on a reader board. You would be amazed at what some starving art student can come up with for some extra beer money.

Debbie
22 Mar 07,, 18:18
Those are incredibly popular but I frankly don't see the appeal. :confused:

We agree on this point.

I've also read that those type of tattoos are called "Tramp Stamps" :eek: :biggrin:

Lovely and I see your point. I don't disagree with the terminology at all and can see how that thought came about. Both of us could go to the bar and trash tramp stamps with reckless abandon. Since I'm short, when a fight breaks out I'll go low - you go high.

I knew a gal once who got her body fairly full of tattoos and then went on to show me - while at work. She asked if I wanted to see and then just went ahead without me answering. Now, I never knew that polyester clothing could be hiked up so high and low and still cover the minimum. She was very proud that the various tattoos won her some event. I didn't ask what kind of event - who really wants to know that? Well ok-now most of the people that are reading this but not me. Ever since that time I have tried to leave the subject of tattoos alone especially when in the company of women.

I have found however that men for the most part aren't so quick to uncover themselves and show off a tattoo - mainly for the reason that most men don't hide them, they are easily seen.

Dreadnought
22 Mar 07,, 18:31
I have found however that men for the most part aren't so quick to uncover themselves and show off a tattoo - mainly for the reason that most men don't hide them, they are easily seen.

Myself, I keep them covered as much as possible most of the time. Its not real easy to do come the nicer weather wearing shorter shirts and tank tops but what can you do. The only person that sees them all at once is the mistress or when swimming. Besides it keeps the looky lo's from making small talk;)

THL
23 Mar 07,, 03:25
I have found however that men for the most part aren't so quick to uncover themselves and show off a tattoo - mainly for the reason that most men don't hide them, they are easily seen.

Eewwww....I dont easily show any that are hidden, though none are in a place that would not be seen while wearing a tank top or sandals.

Ya know what I dont like...people touching them! I have one on my arm that looks one way when you first look at it and another way after you have looked at it for a few minutes...people...strangers...will grab my arm and turn it or rub my fore arm...eeeewwwww.

SnowLeopard
23 Mar 07,, 08:36
Those are incredibly popular but I frankly don't see the appeal. :confused:

I've also read that those type of tattoos are called "Tramp Stamps" :eek: :biggrin:

Not surprised.

An item that came up at a conference on school gang violence was the tattooing or branding of women by male members as a mark of ownership. The more severe, branding, it was noted, can occur in prostitution rings.

I came across the original possibility in fiction, in "The Story of O", but it was not surprising that it occurs in reality as well.

Whether "Tramp Stamps" is so named because of the resemblance or an actual usage, I don't know ....... but it is a little tidbit of data I should check out sometime. It will probably set off the internet alarms again, but there are certain occupational risks to being criminal justice and researching vice.
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Debbie
23 Mar 07,, 15:55
Branding - you know, I've never thought of a tattoo in that term but placed in the correct sociological/cultural atmosphere - that brings to light more questions than it does answers. The obvious "why" of course but on a deeper level the psychological meaning/feeling/ramifications along with cultural norms and expectations. Tattoo in one form or another has been around for centuries. This subject would actually be the making of a great college paper.

Dreadnought
23 Mar 07,, 16:32
I wrote a paper on it four semesters ago for college. You would be surprised at just how far back the art goes and the different techniques used by different parts of the world and their meanings behind them.

Debbie
23 Mar 07,, 19:37
I wrote a paper on it four semesters ago for college. You would be surprised at just how far back the art goes and the different techniques used by different parts of the world and their meanings behind them.

Enlighten me and send me a PM - I would love to hear all about it actually. Or share the information with all of us. Whatever you prefer.:)

Dreadnought
23 Mar 07,, 22:08
Enlighten me and send me a PM - I would love to hear all about it actually. Or share the information with all of us. Whatever you prefer.:)

Will do Debbs just have to dig it out.:)

hardened steel
17 May 07,, 22:56
Those are incredibly popular but I frankly don't see the appeal. :confused:

I've also read that those type of tattoos are called "Tramp Stamps" :eek: :biggrin:

Not pretty to look at in my opinion. I call them "ass antlers". What are they going to look like as times go by?