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Old 05-24-2011, 20:34   #61
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I am still camera shy and have had all of my dental identifiers removed.
What, you named your teeth?
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Old 05-24-2011, 20:52   #62
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....a platoon of 19 year olds that are a year into the Army?
As for door-kicking, a platoon of 19 years did a very good job in France, Italy and Germany with MIA1's, leather boots and battle worn uniforms.

Did not see it coming, but situational awareness and a salty platoon sergeant with the understanding that movement to contact is in direct proportion to terrain be it, open fields or living rooms in country cottages or small euro apartments.
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Old 05-24-2011, 21:04   #63
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If the U S ARMY Special Forces wanted you to have a tatoo, You would get a tatoo in leiu of the Yarborough Knife....Regard's, tom kelly
Anyone can get a tatoo, but only a select few will ever earn "the" Yarborough Kinfe.

Congrats to every single one who has!
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Old 10-16-2011, 20:55   #64
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For what its worth, when I was in (20 years ago) there were no tattoo restrictions for SF. Some guys I knew had identifying tattoos, even though the de facto consensus was to avoid them.

Delta did not allow tattoos that couldn't be covered by a t-shirt, and nothing at all identifying the bearer as an American was allowed.

This was just at the beginning of the modern tattoo madness, and I suspect rules and norms have changed.

I'd advise against it, but if you must, get it in a place that would be obscured by wearing of a t-shirt.
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Old 10-17-2011, 17:16   #66
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Talking Tats

When I went to EOD school a senior chief told us that EOD did not wear identifying insignia downrange. He also told us that if we should demonstrate such poor judgement as to get an EOD tat we could be certain of two things: we would be dragged down to the plastic surgeon to have it peeled off and we would be terminated from the EOD program.
Personally, I rotate the artwork hanging on my walls a couple of times a year. I can't imagine having artwork that I can't change, put away, or discard as my tastes change.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:34   #67
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... a senior chief told us that EOD did not wear identifying insignia downrange....
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:35   #68
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When I went to EOD school a senior chief told us that EOD did not wear identifying insignia downrange...
He obviously meant anything other than the big velcro patch on both shoulders that says, EOD.
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Old 10-18-2011, 17:21   #69
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Times change

What can I say? I'm an old fart and my active duty time was in the 70's.
Back then the NATO standard was to paint the area around all four wheels a lovely red - which was a real pain to cover up when we went tactical! Go figure!
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Old 03-28-2012, 14:30   #70
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Personally, I rotate the artwork hanging on my walls a couple of times a year. I can't imagine having artwork that I can't change, put away, or discard as my tastes change.
You can do the same with tats, its just a more painful process.
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Old 03-28-2012, 17:41   #71
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Back when I was the Sr Engineer on a Team I would get a new Jr Engineer every now and again. The first thing I would ask him was "Are you a Demo Man or an Engineer?" - "I'm a Demo Man. Why?" - "Well, an Engineer can do everything a Demo Man can plus a whole lot more. I don't need a Demo Man, but I can use an Engineer."
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Old 03-28-2012, 18:00   #72
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No tattoo restrictions for SF?!!?

Ok.. I'm on ODA right now and myself, Medic & my Tm SGt are the only ones not to have Tats. My CPT got selected with a arm band and now has his upper sleeves done on both arms. My Sr "Demo man" came to the team with his torso 80% covered & he has arm sleeves. My Bravo's, both have couple body tats & full sleeves that don't show while in ACU or MC. Both got selected with their tats. Jr Eng has two tats. Sr Commo has a few.

I never got a tattoo because of my father, who is a WWII vet and he has a globe and eagle on his arm and anchor on his left thigh. Once he was in his fifties you cannot tell what they were. I understand that the ink back then and the techniques are nothing they are today.

Around here at Fort Bragg there are 2 tatoo shops own by SF guys.

Like I have told guys before and what Peregrino is saying; if you want to do something special, or go work for other people and other special places. DO NOT GET A TATTOO. YOUR LIFE, THE PEOPLE THAT YOU WORK WITH AND FOR; WILL ALL BE MARK JUST LIKE YOUR BODY IS. ONCE AGAIN, DO NOT GET A TATTOO.

The new thing in SF is tattoos.. SF is a reflection of the Army and that's where we come from. Tatoos has gotten a lot more acceptable in the Army.
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Old 03-28-2012, 18:07   #73
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Mtngoat,,,,,

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Old 08-13-2012, 18:54   #74
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I have met more than a couple AD SEALs that have Tridents on themselves in obvious spots. One on his forearm, one on the back of his neck, one on the leg. Several other AD Team guys that have other SEAL specific insignia on themselves. Always kind of wondered why they would do that...
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Old 08-13-2012, 22:41   #75
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Designs are one thing. Insignia/ identifiers/ religious/ family names are just plain not smart. You minus well put your 201 file on your back window while you're at it.
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