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Old 08-23-2012, 07:24   #76
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I have zero tats, but that is a personal choice. I knew a fully qualified Tier 1 guy who got there with jump wings on his arm. That blows the "identifying" ink rumor out of the water.

For anyone worrying about being captured with identifying ink, I suspect there is a 99.9% chance of you not being captured. But if you are, I suspect there is a 99.9% chance of you being captured in uniform. And if you are captured on a badass behind the lines commando mission I bet there is a 99.9% chance your ink will not be the deciding factor in your treatment by the host nation.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:52   #77
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I don't have any tatoo's myself but went to selection with guys who had full sleevs and they got selected.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:45   #78
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I'm retired, so security is immaterial in my case.

I splurged on a $700. tat of Rambo yelling "They're all dead, Sir!!!" on a PRC 77 across my rock-hard left pec.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:10   #79
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$700. tat of Rambo yelling "They're all dead, Sir!!!" on a PRC 77 across my rock-hard left pec.
That's IT! I'm buyin' in Osage Beach!!! I wanna see that!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:35   #80
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That's IT! I'm buyin' in Osage Beach!!! I wanna see that!
I'll pass. You'll just post something like, "You gotta see Dusty's man-tit!"
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:39   #81
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I'll pass. You'll just post something like, "You gotta see Dusty's man-tit!"
Drat! Foiled again! (I'm blaming Obama!)
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:50   #82
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Why has the obvious question been ignored

Maybe I dont understand the inter-sevice rivalry in America, but the first question this fellow would be asked where I come from is: Why would you want to put a Little League logo on when your aim is to play for the Major League?
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:50   #83
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I splurged on a $700. tat of Rambo yelling "They're all dead, Sir!!!" on a PRC 77 across my rock-hard left pec.
Shoulda gone to Angie's List - you could've gotten a coupon and had it done for $19.95 and gotten a ShamWow to wash it off when it got dusty!

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:43   #84
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Really?

Are we really bashing tattoos on here now? I have seen more guys tatted up since I have been at group than any other point in my life. Make your own decisions 18A wannabe, your a grown man if you want a tat get one. I have tats and no one has ever said anything.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:14   #85
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Are we really bashing tattoos on here now? I have seen more guys tatted up since I have been at group than any other point in my life. Make your own decisions 18A wannabe, your a grown man if you want a tat get one. I have tats and no one has ever said anything.
Unlike all other military units Special Forces soldiers are deployed throughout the spectrum of conflict in peacetime and war conducting overt, covert and clandestine missions in permissible, semi-permissible and denied environments.

You want to tat up and look like Billy Bad Ass that's fine and dandy, just forget the covert and clandestine missions. You'll do just fine on the conventional battlefield.

The unconventional battlefield is global and SF soldiers can and will strike anywhere.
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Old 08-23-2012, 17:59   #86
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AAAANNNNDDD THATS why he's the Team Sergeant!
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