Monday, July 02, 2007

Marine Corps tattoo window closes

The amnesty window closed July 1 for Marines who’ve had the last four months to get grandfathered under the Corps’ new policy banning tattoo sleeves by having existing ink documented, according to the Corps-wide message that announced the policy changes in March.

Starting July 2, any Marine who shows up to work with an undocumented tattoo sleeve faces the possibility of prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

“A very large tattoo, or a collection of smaller tattoos, that covers or almost covers a person’s entire arm or leg” is a sleeve tattoo under the policy, which also bans half and quarter sleeves “visible to the eye when wearing standard [physical training] gear.”

Read the rest at Marine Corps Times