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    Tattoo's

    Hi

    I recently went on The Parachute Regiment Insight Course , but at the end of it they said I would not be able to join the army as i have an excessive amount of tattoos, my lower left arm is fully covered and i have a large dragon on the top and i also have a few on my right arm and leg. Will the Legion be as strict about tattoos? Any help would be great


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    we had a guy in calvi that had fuk off tatooed on the palm so when he suluted an officer he was telling him to fuk off lol
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    Tattoos are not a problem per se, unless they are outrageously racist or can be considered strongly offensive. Same thing if the Doc considers they reveal some psychological problems (eg if you have skulls or other death symbols tattooed everywhere).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert84
    Hi

    I recently went on The Parachute Regiment Insight Course , but at the end of it they said I would not be able to join the army as i have an excessive amount of tattoos, my lower left arm is fully covered and i have a large dragon on the top and i also have a few on my right arm and leg. Will the Legion be as strict about tattoos? Any help would be great


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    I served in the British Army for 5 Years and came accross guys who's bodies were almost fully covered in tatoos, they never had a problem getting in. Maybe this is just a Para Reg thing? I thought that as long as they weren't offensive or on the neck, face or hands they wouldn't be a problem. Have you tried to join any other regiments just in case it is a para issue or are you only interested in the Para's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabe
    I served in the British Army for 5 Years and came accross guys who's bodies were almost fully covered in tatoos, they never had a problem getting in. Maybe this is just a Para Reg thing? I thought that as long as they weren't offensive or on the neck, face or hands they wouldn't be a problem. Have you tried to join any other regiments just in case it is a para issue or are you only interested in the Para's?
    I would prefer to join the paras (as my dad and grandad were in the paras). I might just try and join anyway and see what happens failing that I will try the RMC then the Legion.

    PS my tattoos are not ofencive a have 3 koi carp 2 dragons a foo dog and flames on my leg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert84
    my tattoos are not ofencive a have 3 koi carp 2 dragons a foo dog and flames on my leg
    I cant see why any of these would stop you from joining any regiment in the Army! Obviously they have though so best of luck with your other choices.

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    i have one on my dick it says W Y. WHEN i get excited it says (welcome to barbados hope your having a great time and will come back to see us some day)
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    Quote Originally Posted by flash010
    i have one on my dick it says W Y. WHEN i get excited it says (welcome to barbados hope your having a great time and will come back to see us some day)
    HAHAHHAHAHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA damn!

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    yeah right..just like when my husband sits on the comode and says eeww that waters cold..yeah right that comode must be backed up again!! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash010
    i have one on my dick it says W Y. WHEN i get excited it says (welcome to barbados hope your having a great time and will come back to see us some day)
    Reading the fine print

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert84
    Hi

    I recently went on The Parachute Regiment Insight Course , but at the end of it they said I would not be able to join the army as i have an excessive amount of tattoos, my lower left arm is fully covered and i have a large dragon on the top and i also have a few on my right arm and leg. Will the Legion be as strict about tattoos? Any help would be great

    Thanks Rob
    I am x-Para, I have loads of them all up my arms and right across my back, but it’s against regulations to have them on your face / neck and hands. No one ever gave a toss as long as you did not over do it, but nothing must be showing when in #2S. Just go and give it a crack if you really want to be a TOM’ good luck and don’t get any Para tattoos
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    I have lots of tattoos on the arms, back, leg and chest. This was never a problem in the Legion for me.

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    I thought the British Army was screaming out for recruits at the moment. Even in the Guards we had Guardsman that were covered in tattoos. I got 3 which could be seen in shirt sleeve order and nobody gave a shit, best of luck with your choices.
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    Believe it ?

    Cherry on knob and dagger on inner thigh ! Bloody painful but good for free beers and for impressing the bar girls !

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    seen a spider in some guys helmet fuk that must hurt
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