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#1 Post by Brisks » Tue 23 Sep, 2008 5:00 pm

Just a quick question I'm thinking about getting two tattoos, one on each fore arm. It will just be one word on each and nothing obscene. I'll probably get it on inside of the forearm so it won't be very visible either would this affect me joining the regs later on in life? As I know tons of people in the TA that are covered in ink and have no problems.

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#2 Post by JayBuckley » Tue 23 Sep, 2008 5:21 pm

Brisks wrote:Just a quick question I'm thinking about getting two tattoos, one on each fore arm. It will just be one word on each and nothing obscene. I'll probably get it on inside of the forearm so it won't be very visible either would this affect me joining the regs later on in life? As I know tons of people in the TA that are covered in ink and have no problems.
As long as it's nothing obscene or offensive to any one else then you should be fine mate!

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#3 Post by insushin » Wed 24 Sep, 2008 11:01 am

I would ask a recruiter first, that way you will know for sure. dont take our words for it, since tattoos are an issue best to find out for certain.

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#4 Post by Mya » Wed 24 Sep, 2008 1:16 pm

I thought they were ok as long as they weren't on face, hands or neck and weren't offensive?

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#5 Post by MSI64 » Wed 24 Sep, 2008 6:26 pm

Mya wrote:I thought they were ok as long as they weren't on face, hands or neck and weren't offensive?
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#6 Post by adamb » Thu 25 Sep, 2008 12:07 pm

You applied yet? Usually the recruiter should give you a sheet with a man on and you have to state were you have tattoos on. Best bet to just ask your recruiter.

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#7 Post by Paratrooper01 » Mon 29 Sep, 2008 12:18 pm

Dont get any tats on your face, head or neck and you will be fine.

I know of guys who have tats all down their forearms and hands. But again, they are already in the army so you had better check first.
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#8 Post by gooner_27 » Mon 29 Sep, 2008 7:08 pm

I have a full sleeve on my right arm and two large pieces on my left arm, Also i have one on the back of my neck which i was told would be fine, As long as they are not offensive or showing when you are on parade.
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#9 Post by MSI64 » Mon 29 Sep, 2008 8:09 pm

Nothing on the hands or face and nothing above the collar of your shirt

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#10 Post by gooner_27 » Wed 01 Oct, 2008 9:09 pm

The one on the back of my neck i only just got away with, Its just about covered.
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#11 Post by milleredgeside » Tue 14 Oct, 2008 11:04 am

gooner_27 wrote:The one on the back of my neck i only just got away with, Its just about covered.
Yeah same here if it was an inch higher on back of my neck i wouldnt of got a chance of getting in, i was very lucky, but now im thinking about gettin mum and dad on both of my wrists, would that be allowed?

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#12 Post by Poodle2424 » Wed 05 Nov, 2008 1:26 pm

wrists is usually not allowed as you salute with your right hand , so i wouldnt advise it!

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#13 Post by tobyj » Wed 05 Nov, 2008 3:58 pm

some one i was with at a look at life course is with going lazer treatment because he had on his arm courage and wisdom. he has to get some of it taking off as it leads to his wrist a slight bit. i think its unfair on that situation as its on his forearm and not offsive. anyone disagree?
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#14 Post by Wholley » Thu 06 Nov, 2008 9:40 am

tobyj wrote:some one i was with at a look at life course is with going lazer treatment because he had on his arm courage and wisdom. he has to get some of it taking off as it leads to his wrist a slight bit. i think its unfair on that situation as its on his forearm and not offsive. anyone disagree?
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#15 Post by tobyj » Thu 06 Nov, 2008 10:07 am

Removed. Idiot speak.

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