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U.S. Marines tattoo ban

April 1 2007
11:51

Command Marine Corps SShAreshilo that large tattoo harm image of marines and, starting from April 1, imposed a ban on such "painting.

For many Marines Tattoo common thing: they are applied, in particular, for "dedication" of new recruits, usually on the forearm tattoo in memory of the fallen comrades, combat sorties, or as a reminder of loved ones.

And those who will fall with a big new tattoo after April 1, expect serious trouble. Since the offender can not renew the contract, he could be disciplined, and in extreme cases, the waiting up to two years in prison and dismissal from the army without honors.

To fulfill the new requirements of the commanders ordered to shoot tattoo Marines and track thus the emergence of new ones.

The ban on certain tattoo is not the first in the U.S. Army. Currently, for example, prohibited tattoos erotic or extremist, vulgar, related to street gangs.

There are certain rules: for example, military personnel, U.S. Air Force should cover the tattoo if it covers more than a quarter of the open part of the body. Tattoos of American seamen, if they can be seen when wearing the uniform with short sleeves, should not be larger than the palm of their owner, reports the BBC.

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