Skin deep: 100 Army recruits turned a...

Skin deep: 100 Army recruits turned away because of tattoo policy

There are 11 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jun 26, 2014, titled Skin deep: 100 Army recruits turned away because of tattoo policy. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

About 100 men and women in El Paso who wanted to enlist the Army have been turned away because of new tattoo policies that began March 31, said a statement from the Army Recruiting Command in Phoenix.

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SJM

El Paso, TX

#1 Jun 26, 2014
I'm sorry to hear this because I have a tattoo on my buttock. It's tastefully done and in full color and it says, "Born to party." I wasn't planning on enlisting anyway, but if the tide in our society is turning against those of us who like ink and use a fair amount of oil, it's going to be sad for me. I think I may moon some people today and gauge their reaction to my tat.
Old Bill

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 26, 2014
SJM wrote:
I'm sorry to hear this because I have a tattoo on my buttock. It's tastefully done and in full color and it says, "Born to party." I wasn't planning on enlisting anyway, but if the tide in our society is turning against those of us who like ink and use a fair amount of oil, it's going to be sad for me. I think I may moon some people today and gauge their reaction to my tat.


Was that your present from Walter Mercado?
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#3 Jun 26, 2014
Interesting....
When I was in the navy, I had a tattoo done on my chest. It was a personal message for me only.
When my division officer found out about this tattoo, he told me that I was defacing government property and that I could get Captains mast for this. This never happened but I had fellow navy buddies who had their whole bodies marked up with tattoos and nothing was ever done about that.(one advantage of a tattoo is that the body could be identified in the event of death).
Now this new military policy wants to go into effect? Good luck with that!
More soldiers being turned away. What a nation we have and in the event of a 'situation' there will be less military to defend this nation and with good cause. Corruption at VA hospitals, corruption in the government and a nation in turmoil.
Good luck with that!
I Think

El Paso, TX

#5 Jun 26, 2014
I think this country is getting sadder every day have a tattoo you can't serve your country in the military but if your a queeeeeerr they let you become 5 star general
Don Parsley

El Paso, TX

#6 Jun 26, 2014
I Think wrote:
I think this country is getting sadder every day have a tattoo you can't serve your country in the military but if your a queeeeeerr they let you become 5 star general
Not only that, but they also want to force us all to get an ID when we vote, which is racialist.
I Think

El Paso, TX

#7 Jun 26, 2014
Don Parsley wrote:
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Not only that, but they also want to force us all to get an ID when we vote, which is racialist.
Good point you queer. Are you related to the pin head in Deming?
bitsnpieces1

Gainesville, FL

#9 Jun 27, 2014
So you would prefer to allow politicians to bus in people from other countries to vote in our elections which determine our public policy. All they want to do is have you prove you live where you say you do in order to vote.
Don Parsley wrote:
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Not only that, but they also want to force us all to get an ID when we vote, which is racialist.
Jo Mama

United States

#10 Jun 27, 2014
I think that this same idea should carry over to all the local and national law enforcement agencies. In El Paso, it seems like every other insecure Latino cry baby cop has a tattoo somewhere on their person.
Don Parsley

El Paso, TX

#11 Jun 27, 2014
bitsnpieces1 wrote:
So you would prefer to allow politicians to bus in people from other countries to vote in our elections which determine our public policy. All they want to do is have you prove you live where you say you do in order to vote.
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No, I would prefer they drive themselves actually. I was never a big proponent of public transportation.
Master Asker

United States

#12 Jun 27, 2014
SJM wrote:
I'm sorry to hear this because I have a tattoo on my buttock. It's tastefully done and in full color and it says, "Born to party." I wasn't planning on enlisting anyway, but if the tide in our society is turning against those of us who like ink and use a fair amount of oil, it's going to be sad for me. I think I may moon some people today and gauge their reaction to my tat.
Alot of my honeys have tattoo ed my name on their chichies do you think that will help me beat the draft?
Master Asker

United States

#13 Jun 27, 2014
I think everyone going to jail or prison should have the option of joining the military instead.

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