tattoos

#1
have passed all tests and am now doing the waiting bit, am thinking of havin a small tattoo (on inside of wrist) but wondering if it will affect chances now coz i already told them "no distinguishing marks"?
 

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
#2
Think very very seriously about getting a tattoo done. They are not just for Christams you know! When I was in I got several seriously **** tats done and now as I am getting older I regret every one of them. But hey! it's your body. 8)
 
#4
I got bored sitting in a tattoo parlour waiting room abroad, I wanted my fiances name on my arm. I'm glad I didn't get it done, she kicked me in to touch when I returned home :p Think twice before you get it done, it is very expensive to get them removed :!: :lol: :lol:
 
#5
Why pay a sh!t load of money to scar yourself for life.
Many of the guys I joined up with had them, it was almost part of the joining routine. Twenty years later most of them regretted having them. However if you are keen on a tattoo I would get one that does not show when wearing normal clothing (including short sleeve shorts).
 
#8
hiya,
I picked the tat i wanted 10 months before i had it dont and had it as the background on my phone for that time. if you get sick of looking at it, u know its not the one for u.
 
#9
haribo said:
have passed all tests and am now doing the waiting bit, am thinking of havin a small tattoo (on inside of wrist) but wondering if it will affect chances now coz i already told them "no distinguishing marks"?
I'd leave having the tat done till after you pass out, that way theres no risk of it being an obstacle to your joining process.
Make sure you are certain about having the tat done, as the removal process is expensive and leaves horrible scars. In fact, they often look worse than the tatoo!. The inks used in tattoing thesedays don't fade very quickly, just make sure you use a reputable tattooist. There are some great ones out in the states at the mo, as an industry its years ahead of the "back street" image presented by the UK tatto industry.
 
#10
As one who has worked in a medical environment, with all of the blood borne infections and incurable diseases around. I wouldn't bother.
BTW it doesn't matter that the Tattooist gives you your own little pots of ink either..............................
RoofRat
 
#11
haribo said:
have passed all tests and am now doing the waiting bit, am thinking of havin a small tattoo (on inside of wrist) but wondering if it will affect chances now coz i already told them "no distinguishing marks"?
Wanting a small tattoo on the inside of your wrist. A bit mince isn't it?
 

Old_Hand

Lantern Swinger
#16
What you must also remember is that when you finish in the mob and try to get another job in civvie street, some employers won't take you on if you have tattoos on your lower arms or hands. So give it a lot of thought.
 
#17
When you are young they look dead cool.

And given all the scraps the current government want us involved in at the moment we could all be dead tomorrow!

So you might not have to live with it too long.
 

sgtpepperband

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#18
Are there any Ol' Salts on RR who will admit to having "Thank You" tattooed on their left palm and "Feck Off" tattooed on the edge of their right hand, from when ratings were paid in cash every two weeks?!
 
#19
When I was in, I got much beer bought me by wan***s trying to get me pi**ed and tatooed. Got rat-assed a few times but never got a tattoo. Never wanted one.

As most posts on here point out, they are expensive, unsightly, not to mention painful, and cost a fortune to get removed when you finally realise that you didn't really want it the first place.

Do yourself a favour, get pi**ed, not defaced!
 
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