danielrp wrote:Yeah, I do not like the new rule either. Like other services, there should be regulations concerning tats below the elbow and knee, but a ban is not the way to go.
Having tats has no effect on the way we work, fight, or serve the people of this great country. As far as tarnishing the image of the Marine Corps, I think that is crap as well. The image most people have of Marines is in Dress Blues (this is our best dress). Guess what???? In this uniform, you cannot see below your elbow or knee.
Like you said, once we sign up, we belong to the US Govt. For instance, when I was in Hawaii, a friend of mine was given Non-Judicial-Punishment for having to miss work due to a severe sunburn. The punishment stated "Destruction to Government Property".
With that said, there are many other ways that they could control my life....but they don't.
thanks Daniel i wanted to hear from you. My buddy just got out of the Marines after serving in Iraq and now is a firefighter. He has a Tat on his left arm above the elbow that has to deal with his platoon