Marine Tattoo Ban

New regulations barring U.S. Marines from getting large tattoo:

Marines already tattooed are exempt from the ban but cannot add to their designs; anyone caught with fresh ink in the wrong places could be barred from re-enlistment or face disciplinary action. Getting a prohibited tattoo could constitute a violation of a lawful order, punishable by up to two years in prison and a dishonorable discharge, Marine spokesman 1st Lt. Brian Donnelly said.

Unbelievable. With retention and recruiting numbers down and no end in sight for the war, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to me for guys who are willing to face bullets on my behalf to have the freedom to get inked. Unrelated, but these guys should be able to (legally) drink as well.

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