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Tattoos and OCS
Last Post 27 Jun 2019 10:18 AM by oneway8788. 3 Replies.
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26 Jun 2019 08:24 PM
    I am currently enlisted. I have one visible tattoo on my tricep, this is my third application, everyone from my command down to my peers believes there’s no way I won’t get picked up. My package is in the hands of the panel now but as we all do, I’m sitting here worrying about what I could’ve done better. The thought crossed my head that I really haven’t seen many officers with visible tattoos and I’m now concerned that this will be the nail in my coffin for going Officer. Are tattoos a factor and is there anyway the selection panel would even know if I had one? Do they get your medical record?
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    26 Jun 2019 10:58 PM
    As long as you are within regs you are good. I know a few pals that got picked up and they all had tattoos. One even had a full sleeve.
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    27 Jun 2019 06:11 AM
    If this post was 20, 25, 30 years ago, I would say it COULD hurt you. In today's climate, I don't think it would be a detrimental factor. I have seen 16 year olds with tat, I have seen 96 year olds with tats. I'm 53 and planning my first one. It is a far more socially acceptable form of art now. I don't think it will be a problem at all.
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    27 Jun 2019 10:18 AM
    I just got picked up & I have a full sleeve. As long as they are in regs you'll be fine.
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