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With Tattoos, Bigger isn't Always Better

By Leah     Mar 29, 2007 in World
The Marines are banning any new, extra-large tattoos below the elbow or the knee, saying such body art is harmful to the Corps' spit-and-polish image.
To me, this is just another stupid thing they do not need to focus time on. Who cares what is on their bodies??? They are doing their job right! And when in uniform, you cannot even see their arms, so they still look spit-and-polished!
"For many Marines, getting a tattoo is a rite of passage. They commonly get their forearms inscribed to remember fallen comrades, combat tours or loved ones, and often ask for exotic designs that incorporate the Marine motto, Semper Fi, or "Always faithful."
And they should be able to. Why do they put focus on the stupid things instead of the important things.....like trying to figure out how to get our troops out of there and back home!!!!
I guess there were lots of Marines who rushed to the tattoo parlor before the ban kicked in. Smart guys, I think I would have done the same!
"The ban is aimed primarily at "sleeve" tattoos, the large and often elaborate designs on the biceps and forearms of many Marines. Similar designs on the lower legs will be forbidden as well. So will very large tattoos on the upper arm, if they are visible when a Marine wears his workout T-shirt. Small, individual tattoos will still be allowed on the arms and legs. (The Marines already ban them on the hands.)"
I can understand the hands, those cannot be covered....but I think they should have the right to do whatever else they want to to their own bodies!
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