Posted on Mar 5, 2021
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Sleeve tattoos
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MAJ Matthew Arnold
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I do not understand the younger generation's desire to get tattooed. That having been said, I can see why one would have an emblem or symbol, which has great meaning, tattooed on, like a military unit patch. But, to just cover your arm with a pretty picture -- I don't get it.
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To be fair sir, tattoos have been found on mummies and evidence of tattooing is found in multiple communities worldwide stretching back hundreds of years. The media tells us that it’s a “young/old” thing but history shows us that tattooing is simply part of the human experience. Tattooing was happening before all people currently on the planet were alive and it will persist after we are all memories. :-)
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https://www.si.edu/stories/ancient-ink-iceman-otzi-has-worlds-oldest-tattoos

This man had over 60 tattoos and died around 3200 BC. Next time somebody says tattoos are a “young people” thing show them this.
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Sgt David Johnson
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Some people consider their bodies as a canvas on which to draw art. Others, like myself, view the body as the art.
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CPT Platoon Trainer
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Yes you can. I have my shoulders and upper arms covered. I am probably going to get a sleeve soon. It used to be taboo to be an officer with a sleeve. It is more acceptable these days.
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SSG Steven Borders
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Officers go by the same regulations as Enlisted. Look under AR 670-1 for Chapter 3-3 page 12.
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