U.S. Marines Prohibit large tattoos I first read this last night and saw more about it on the news this morning. This struck such a nerve with me for a couple of reasons.
1)I have a few tattoos, my boyfriend has some pretty big tattoos, a lot of my friends are heavily tattoo, we are not bad people. Doesn't anyone watch Miami Ink? Tattoos do not equal immoral people anymore. Sure some bad folks have tattoos but there are bad folks without them too. It is 2007 where chances are, YOUR MOM has a tattoo! Everyone is getting them, it's not taboo anymore. Then again, I live in New York where it's pretty liberal with the self-expression.
2)The military is in no position to turn people away from joining right now. It's bad enough they're not allowing openly admitted homosexuals to serve, but now they'll restrict someone for having a Nightmare Before Christmas sleeve?
"Anyone caught with fresh ink in the wrong places could face up to two years in prison."
Two years?? Does anyone else think this is absolutely absurd???