Question:USMC on Tatoo's




 
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October 21st, 2004  
Judas
 

Topic: Question:USMC on Tatoo's


I was signing up for the Marine Corps today and, on my contract, my recruiter explained to me that I could be disqualified for having any Tatoo's. He asked if I had any Tatoo's and I told him that I had an appointment this weekend to get one done and he told me to hold off until after boot-camp.. What difference does it make?
October 21st, 2004  
MilidarUSMC
 
 
the USMC has some new tatoo policies, General Hagee doesnt like them. although once a Marine, you can get them and if you had 1 before you signed up you need to get a waiver for it, your Recruiter just doesnt want to deal w/ driving you down to MEPS again so you can talk to some Officer to give you a waiver for a fresh tat.
October 21st, 2004  
Judas
 
I'm going down there today and will be able to talk to his Gunney...Is the waiver hard to achieve?

Say I get one anyway but dont tell anyone, are the DI's at boot-camp gonna start axing questions?
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October 21st, 2004  
implicature
 
 
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Originally Posted by MilidarUSMC
the USMC has some new tatoo policies, General Hagee doesnt like them. although once a Marine, you can get them and if you had 1 before you signed up you need to get a waiver for it,
I HAVE A FEW TATS AND I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF GETTING ANOTHER ONE. BOTH ARE ON MY BACK AND ARE NOT VISIBLE WHEN I HAVE A SHIRT ON. I MAY ENLIST WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR. AM I IN DANGER OF LOSING ANY SCHOLARSHIPS OR BEING DISQUALIFIED FOR SERVICES BY HAVING THESE TATS?
WHY IS A WAIVER NECESSARY? ALL OF MY TATS ARE RELIGIOUS PROFESSING GOD WHY WOULD THAT BE SOMETHING THAT PREVENTS ME FROM SERVING MY GREAT NATION?
October 21st, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Go check this out:

http://usmilitary.about.com/library/...rinetattoo.htm
October 22nd, 2004  
CavScout
 
If it can be seen while wearing a class A or B uniform and it could be considered offensive you will have to have it waivered I think.
October 23rd, 2004  
Judas
 
Well things turned out for me, I talked to my Gunny and he said as long as its not racial he'll waiver it, and doesnt mind if it shows...I was just curious because my recruiter always tells me the worst possible situations, which is good in a way...

Signed up for USMC today, i feel great but that was the longest-boring day in my life (MEPS)
October 23rd, 2004  
MilidarUSMC
 
 
when you get to PISC MCRD or San Diego MCRD the DI's will check all of your tattoos, and will also ask why...its more of identification for them but you dont have to worry about it, btw, congrats on enlisting


Semper Fi.
October 24th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Most of the time tats are nothin to worry about. I posted earlier what regs say, it usually is if you cant see it in uniform dont worry. By all means do not get anything on your hands, that can be trouble.
October 24th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
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Originally Posted by Sooners1
Most of the time tats are nothin to worry about. I posted earlier what regs say, it usually is if you cant see it in uniform dont worry. By all means do not get anything on your hands, that can be trouble.
Yeah, hands or face. Mine are all on my back....