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RN' views on Tattoo's?

WarfareSpecialistToBe

Lantern Swinger
Hey guy, whats the RN's views on tattoo's, while your in service??
( rhyme in title not intended ;) )
ohh and i ddnt know where to put this, so i stuck it in here, :)
Cheers guys,
WSTB
 

soleil

War Hero
Am I right in thinking, then, that you don't have any at this point but would like to get some once you are actually serving?
 

WarfareSpecialistToBe

Lantern Swinger
that is correct soleil :)
just wondered where you cant have them? ( oh and dont worry i wont get any on my face ! :L )
i mean like on your forearm ??
WSTB
 

tommo

War Hero
As long as you don't get any above the collar and below the cuff it's fine. Not recommended during training though due to the chance of getting effected. After training not a problem as long as it doesn't go against the regulations.

There are a few other rules to them as well, like not allowed obscenities or something along those lines
 

soleil

War Hero
Body Art (Tattoos):



(1) Tattoos which are visible when No1 uniform is being worn, whether because they extend beyond the collar or cuff, or because they are being worn on the face, neck or hands, are not acceptable, are contrary to current regulations and must not be acquired. Officer and Senior Rate tropical No1 uniform do expose forearms and lower upper arms. Regulations permit the exposure of tattoos in these areas, provided they conform to the rules governing all tattoos wherever they may be.



(2) Tattoos are not acceptable if they are judged by the Commanding Officer, or at the recruiting stage the Recruiting Officer, prior to enlistment into the Naval Service, reasonably likely to:


(a) Undermine the authority or dignity of the Service or bring discredit to the Service.


(b) Offend others or invite provocation, for example because they are obscene, lewd, crude, or intimidating or are in any way offensive to members of any minority group.


(c) Affect the employability of the wearer, for example by making it unacceptable for that person to parade or stand guard in public, or, depending on Branch/Specialisation and career profile, to engage on special operations.


In addition, visible tattoos must not be garish or numerous or particularly prominent (which will depend on its size and location). Commanding Officers may order personnel with tattoos, which contravene the provisions above, but are not visible in No1 uniform, to cover them up.



(3) Serving personnel who presently have tattoos, which contravene the regulations will be dealt with on a case by case basis by the chain of command who will make a judgement based on when the tattoo was acquired and under what circumstances. Personnel acquiring tattoos that contravene the Service policy set out at sub para (2), will be invited to have their tattoos removed at their own expense. Acquisition of tattoos in contravention of the regulations and policy will result in disciplinary action and subsequent failure to remove tattoos is most likely to result in administrative discharge SHORE after an appropriate period on warning.
 

JonnoJonno

Banned
WarfareSpecialistToBe said:
that is correct soleil :)
just wondered where you cant have them?
i mean like on your forearm ??
If you haven't got the balls to get one done on your own body, I don't see why Sol should be subjected to one.
 
I had a young rating turn to one morning (after a heavy night) sporting a tongue stud and eyebrow ring. I had also been asked that morning to supply manpower for the next ceremonial guard. Guess who went to report to the Chief GI................You could hear the shouts miles away and I had to stand the GI staff a round, but it was worth it. Needless to say they were both removed from said rating. :twisted:
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
TATTOOS (POLICY) (Ref: BR81, RNTM 066/08)

It is the responsibility of Naval Service personnel to project the Service in a positive light and not to bring the service into disrepute. Tattoos which are visible when No1 uniform is being worn, extending beyond the collar or cuff, or because they are on the face or neck or hands are not acceptable. They are contrary to current regulations and must not be acquired.

In addition to this tattoos are not acceptable if they are judged by the Commanding Officer to be reasonably likely to:

a. Undermine the authority or dignity of the Service or bring discredit to the Service.
b. Offend others or invite provocation, for example because they are obscene, lewd, crude, racist, homophobic or intimidating.
c. Affect the employability of the wearer, for example by making it unacceptable for that person to parade or stand guard in a public, or, depending on Branch/specialisation and career profile, to engage on special operations.

Commanding Officers may order personnel with tattoos which contravene a-c above but which are not visible when worn with No 1s to cover up.

Personnel serving since 2008, who acquire tattoos in contravention of above (all) will be invited to have their tattoos removed at their own expense. They may also be subject to disciplinary action and subsequent failure to remove tattoos is most likely to result in administrative discharge SHORE.

Prior to 2008, serving personnel who acquired tattoos which contravene the above guide lines are to be dealt with by the CO on a case by case basis.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
To be honest WSTB I wouldn't bother with tat's. I never had one myself and a good 90% of people I know who have them have regretted it later on in life. Cost a fortune to have them, even more to remove them and you'll always have a scar.

If your intent on having them think VERY carefully about what you'll have and avoid names (especially girlfriends names).
 

Rumrat

War Hero


What you looking at cunt
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
PWO(A) (having fallen asleep on the Command Plot): "Have you seen my marker pens, ORS?"
CPO(R) (trying hard not to laugh...): "Erm, 'fraid not, Sir..."

:twisted:

 
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