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Bigger Fish To Fry March 29, 2007

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.
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The Marines are putting new restrictions on the size of tattoos.  Young grunts are flocking to tattoo parlors before the ban hits next week. 

Are conditions in the Corps that good that the Generals can now concentrate on harrassing the troops?  Is recruiting and retention that good?  All the body armor in place?  War zone tour lengths and repeat tours acceptable to the famIlies?  Tilt wing Osprey V-22 flying OK?   

Last I’d heard, they have significant housing shortages for both single and married enlisted Marines.  They had to recall 1800 reservists due to recruiting shortfalls.  Marines love to fight, yet 38% of them have not been to Iraq or Afghanistan, and they complained to the Commandant. 

Sounds like tattoos should be the least of their problems.  And priorities.

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1. Brenda - March 29, 2007

I’m going to go get “The Scream” tattooed my back now.
Yes, Edvard Munch. “The Scream”
The whole thing.
Tattooed on my back.
Okay, so I’m notttt…..

2. Greg Finnegan - April 1, 2007

Brenda, The Scream seems to get stolen a lot. I would hate for you to get stolen.

Sandy, I think they will measure with a very expensive govm’t laser. If it detects an oversized tattoo, it will switch to “burn off” mode and…

Oh, it’s too gruesome to continue.


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