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    Just read a thread on similar British Military board.

    What exactly is the Defence Force's opinion, officially and unofficially about their future leaders of men sporting tattoos? On the thread I was reading, alot of posters were stating that it could be detrimental to attaining a commission. Would the Defence Force's hold such views?

    And no, I've got no ink done!:wink:
    Last edited by Ruledbyjames; 7 December 2008, 21:27.

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    personally, i think that tattoos are unsightly.

    Iv seen alot of enlisted men with them and i dnt think its appropriate when sleeves are up and big tribal tattoos can be seen. in saying that i have yet to see an officer with one. if enlisted men have them, i presume there is no official DF view, however, im sure its frowned upon if it were an officer.

    tattoos should be allowed, but only in areas that cnt be seen when wearing uniform. this applies to most gov. jobs such as teachers and gardai as far as im aware

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    • #3
      Iv seen alot of enlisted men with them

      i dnt think its appropriate


      I just love it
      Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
      Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
      The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
      The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
      The best lack all conviction, while the worst
      Are full of passionate intensity.

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      • #4
        you don't agree mr.hog?


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        Last edited by johnny no stars; 7 December 2008, 22:00.

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        • #5
          I love people reffering to us as Enlisted

          how were things in the 1950's for you
          Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
          Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
          The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
          The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
          The best lack all conviction, while the worst
          Are full of passionate intensity.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
            I love people reffering to us as Enlisted

            how were things in the 1950's for you

            I love yas now as much as i did then!

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            • #7
              Hedgie, whats the appropriate term these days???

              Other ranks, proles, the green warry bit?
              But there's no danger
              It's a professional career
              Though it could be arranged
              With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
              If you're out of luck you're out of work
              We could send you to johannesburg.

              (Elvis Costello, Olivers Army)

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              • #8
                enlsited is fine- but its a real 1950's saying

                other ranks is also fine
                Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                Are full of passionate intensity.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
                  enlsited is fine- but its a real 1950's saying

                  other ranks is also fine
                  scabby heads?

                  i take pride in that one!

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                  • #10
                    okie doke man! Other Rank's it is...
                    But there's no danger
                    It's a professional career
                    Though it could be arranged
                    With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
                    If you're out of luck you're out of work
                    We could send you to johannesburg.

                    (Elvis Costello, Olivers Army)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WilcoOut View Post
                      in saying that i have yet to see an officer with one.
                      I have...
                      "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ruledbyjames View Post
                        What exactly is the Defence Force's opinion, officially and unofficially about their future leaders of men sporting tattoos? On the thread I was reading, alot of posters were stating that it could be detrimental to attaining a commission. Would the Defence Force's hold such views?
                        The DF doesn't ask if you have a Tattoo - they only know if it is visible while you are in uniform.
                        I doubt you would get anywhere near a commission with a visible tattoo but they don't care if it is covered up.

                        I love people reffering to us as Enlisted
                        Had this conversation before. Came to the decision that there are soldiers & officers. Technically not correct but sounds better than other ranks or enlisted.
                        Last edited by Docman; 7 December 2008, 23:46.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Docman View Post
                          The DF doesn't ask if you have a Tattoo - they only know if it is visible while you are in uniform.
                          I doubt you would get anywhere near a commission with a visible tattoo but they don't care if it is covered up.
                          I imagine by visible you mean a tattoo that is on the hands/lower arm, the neck, face etc?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ruledbyjames View Post
                            I imagine by visible you mean a tattoo that is on the hands/lower arm, the neck, face etc?
                            Any part of the body not covered by the Summer Field Dress uniform ie "hands/lower arm, the neck, face etc?"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Docman;229571[B
                              ]The DF doesn't ask if you have a Tattoo -[/B] they only know if it is visible while you are in uniform.
                              I doubt you would get anywhere near a commission with a visible tattoo but they don't care if it is covered up.



                              Had this conversation before. Came to the decision that there are soldiers & officers. Technically not correct but sounds better than other ranks or enlisted.

                              They do, and its put in your medical book.........for ID purposes.

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