Special Ops Paintball: Marine Corps Tattoos - Special Ops Paintball

Jump to content


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • This topic is locked

Marine Corps Tattoos wanna support the troops? heres a chance to actually do something. Rate Topic: -----

#1 User is offline   Durkin62 

  • Forum Newbie
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 3
  • Joined: 28-October 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rising Sun
  • Brigade Name:Lcpl Durkin

Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:41 PM

Marine Tattoo Ban

As of Sunday April 1st, the Marine Corp will ban large tattoos below the elbow or knee. The new Marine Corps Commandant, General James Conway, believes “tattoos of an excessive nature do not represent our traditional values.” I’d caution the general that sending our Marines to die in an unprovoked war far more painfully violates our traditional values, including President George Washington ‘s cautions against foreign entanglements made in his farewell address.

This tattoo ban is a dim-witted idea. Why add another petty stress to already stressed–out Marines being deployed, extended and redeployed in the meat grinders of Iraq and Afghanistan?

One Marine interviewed by the San Diego Union –Tribune said this new edict from on high would factor in his decision on whether on not to re-enlist saying policies like this were ‘slowly chipping away at us.” How can the Marine Corps leadership, in good conscience, institute a pointless policy that demoralizes the troops in time of war?

Understand that all military services currently ban tattoo content that is vulgar or offensive. This new tattoo ban is about the size and placement of tattoos, not content. The Army has recently relaxed it’s tattoo standards to allow ink in previously banned areas, the lower neck and back of the hands. This seems a reasonable concession to service members risking their lives daily under terrible conditions.

This new Marine Corps policy is a major time-waster. Unit commanders will be required to photograph and document current sleeve tattoos on their Marines to ensure new ink is not added. Is this what the American people want their Marines to spend time on prior to dangerous wartime deployments? I’d prefer they conduct training that will hone battle skills and save lives.

Violating the tattoo ban could result in disciplinary action including prison time and a dishonorable discharge. War is an exercise in extreme stress and daily morale challenge. Disciplinary action should be reserved for those who fail that difficult challenge. Let’s not punish our Marines for commemorating a fallen comrade with a forearm tattoo. No General in Marine Corps history has dared to do this, until now. Is General James Conway wiser than Marine Corps icon General Lewis “Chesty” Puller? Clearly not.

On November 22, 2006, General Conway complained to Congress that the pace of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq was putting “an unacceptable strain on his troops.” I agree. Why add one more petty strain to an organization pushed to the brink? Why deny one more personal choice to Marines who have no say in decisions and policies that will alter their lives and minds forever?

The Marine Corps tattoo ban is stupid and wrong. Any American who respects and admires Marines, their sacrifices, and service should oppose this misguided new policy.

Write, e-mail and fax your Congressman, the Secretary of Defense and the President asking them to reverse the tattoo ban. Let’s return this small personal choice to those who risk everything for our sake.
No Promises, No Short Cuts, No Retreat, No Surrender. USMC
0

#2 User is offline   Puzuma 

  • That is not dead which can eternal lie,
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrators
  • Posts: 14,382
  • Joined: 22-September 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London ON, Canada
  • Brigade Name:Puzuma

Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:01 PM

Thank you for bringing a YEAR OLD change to our attention....
Posted Image
That is not dead which can eternal lie,And with strange aeons even death may die.
0

#3 User is offline   Texas Trigger 

  • Nothin' but the rain...
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 2,064
  • Joined: 15-November 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USAF Academy, CO

Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:06 PM

Yeah old news. We're not allowed to have anything that covers more than a quarter of a limb...So our standards are even more strict. It's petty, but I understand where the Commandant is coming from. I have to take quite a few things into consideration before I get a tattoo.

This post has been edited by Texas Trigger: 03 November 2008 - 06:07 PM

I'm here, Benjie, I'm here, I said, clasping his hand on my arm.
Help me Rootie, my legs won't move.
Aw Benjie, it'll be okay Benj, I'll give you mine

USAFA '12.
0

#4 Guest_Stringer_*

  • Group: Guests

Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:11 PM

yeah, let's relieve their stress by letting them get tattoos all over their bodies, not by getting them out of the middle east and an illegal war! you should run for office, man!
0

#5 User is offline   Texas Trigger 

  • Nothin' but the rain...
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 2,064
  • Joined: 15-November 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USAF Academy, CO

Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:15 PM

Explain to me how the war is illegal? Oh, and believe it or not, most of the guys are happy to be doing their job. I signed up to fight, and I'd be disappointed if I didn't get to. That's a complicated subject you don't know enough about to make comments like that.
I'm here, Benjie, I'm here, I said, clasping his hand on my arm.
Help me Rootie, my legs won't move.
Aw Benjie, it'll be okay Benj, I'll give you mine

USAFA '12.
0

#6 Guest_Stringer_*

  • Group: Guests

Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:34 PM

well we have this thing called the constitution that requires a congressional declaration of war for us to go to war. which never happened...so, yeah, it's illegal. and going over to iraq because the president wants to lie about WMDs and get oil isn't exactly the job of our military. so how do i not know enough about this? i think since i'm under an 8 year contract with the US Army i can say a few things. it's great you want to go fight over there, but i took an oath to defend the constitution, not the special interests of the president.
0

#7 User is offline   outlaw-master 

  • Money..Women..Fame
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 991
  • Joined: 24-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago
  • Brigade Name:outlaw-master

Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:36 PM

Oh poo, looks like we've got an armed forces battle about to start. One is all for the war, the other one says BOINK the war, and bush. :rolleyes:

This post has been edited by outlaw-master: 03 November 2008 - 06:37 PM

<div align="center"><img src="http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm220/outlaw-master/logo234.jpg" border="0" class="linked-sig-image" /></div>
<div align="center"><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#FF00FF--><span style="color:#FF00FF"><!--/coloro-->Lick<!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro--> My<!--coloro:#2E8B57--><span style="color:#2E8B57"><!--/coloro--> Face!<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></div>
<!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><a href="http://forum.specialopspaintball.com/index.php?showtopic=167638&hl=" target="_blank">Feedback</a><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
0

#8 User is offline   Mech CB 

  • Warn: (50%)
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 500
  • Joined: 08-March 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:I bet you'd like to know
  • Brigade Name:Mechanical CB

Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:44 PM

as i remember, my command was sent to kuwait to prepare us forces for the invasion. then, bush declared war on iraq and the troops immediatly moved in. but hey, what do i know? i only remeber us declaring war on iraq and then dropping the official war after we caught saddam.

0

#9 Guest_Stringer_*

  • Group: Guests

Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:48 PM

yeah, just like you said, BUSH "declared" war. which he can't do. that's a power only congress has. i'm really not sure what you know but it doesn't seem like a lot.

This post has been edited by Stringer: 03 November 2008 - 06:48 PM

0

#10 User is offline   Mech CB 

  • Warn: (50%)
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 500
  • Joined: 08-March 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:I bet you'd like to know
  • Brigade Name:Mechanical CB

Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:51 PM

to add, we were in kuwait preparing in december. war was declared sometime between feb and april. so we knew what we were doing and were taking precautions.

View PostStringer, on Nov 3 2008, 08:48 PM, said:

yeah, just like you said, BUSH "declared" war. which he can't do. that's a power only congress has. i'm really not sure what you know but it doesn't seem like a lot.

so now you're avoiding the point? the point was if war was declared or not.

0

#11 Guest_Stringer_*

  • Group: Guests

Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:53 PM

no, the point was that the war was illegal. and what the hell does us being in kuwait have to do with anything?
0

#12 User is offline   outlaw-master 

  • Money..Women..Fame
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 991
  • Joined: 24-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago
  • Brigade Name:outlaw-master

Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:54 PM

He's saying that he didn't really have all the details about the war, cus he was in Kuwait.
<div align="center"><img src="http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm220/outlaw-master/logo234.jpg" border="0" class="linked-sig-image" /></div>
<div align="center"><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#FF00FF--><span style="color:#FF00FF"><!--/coloro-->Lick<!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro--> My<!--coloro:#2E8B57--><span style="color:#2E8B57"><!--/coloro--> Face!<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></div>
<!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><a href="http://forum.specialopspaintball.com/index.php?showtopic=167638&hl=" target="_blank">Feedback</a><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
0

#13 User is offline   slinkyaroo 

  • Gravity takes over where brains leave off.
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrators
  • Posts: 7,844
  • Joined: 08-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Belleville, Ont Canada

Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:57 PM

Wow - Your congress didn't approve the war but has continuously approved spending and made money available for the Iraq and Afgan campaigns.

Me thinks somebody needs to review a few facts.



.
0

#14 User is offline   Puzuma 

  • That is not dead which can eternal lie,
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrators
  • Posts: 14,382
  • Joined: 22-September 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London ON, Canada
  • Brigade Name:Puzuma

Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:00 PM

There have been enough of these threads..... Bush is out in a few days and you all can bash the crap out of the new Prez. Closed.
Posted Image
That is not dead which can eternal lie,And with strange aeons even death may die.
0

Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • This topic is locked

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users