Prior Service Marine Tattoo Waiver Question

Erik3521

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Good Evening,

As a prior service Marine, I will be finishing my bachelor's degree in about a year and a half. I have been out of the Corps since June 2019, and have started a leg sleeve tattoo. Would putting a package in to be a prior-enlisted Marine officer be futile? Not sure if anyone has info regarding if that would be possible to get waived. Thanks!
 

Teufel

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I think you would face an uphill battle. I’m not a recruiter but I imagine leg sleeve is more acceptable than arm sleeve because it would be covered by most uniforms. Still, it’s something that the Marine Corps heavily discourages for officers.
 

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You might be grossed out by this😂 but the Navy has the most relaxed tattoo standards, even for officers.
An AF officer with visible tattoos is AKA "prior enlisted male." I don't think i've ever seen a female AF officer with visible tattoos, save for one, and she was getting it lasered off because it was visible.
 

Erik3521

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Alright, I figured. Thanks gents, appreciate it. In the likelihood that that is denied, I can always go to the guard/ army. I’m sure there it would be acceptable. Also in regards to the Air Force response, do Air Force officers just not have tattoos by choice? Or is there a rule on it?
 

DA SWO

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Alright, I figured. Thanks gents, appreciate it. In the likelihood that that is denied, I can always go to the guard/ army. I’m sure there it would be acceptable. Also in regards to the Air Force response, do Air Force officers just not have tattoos by choice? Or is there a rule on it?
Choice.
Couple of career fields seem to have O's with tats, but they usually are prior service.
The guys I know with ink usually have it in an area that's covered by the uniform.
 

Hacksaw0621

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Yup it’s a tattoo waiver just call on OSO and see how bad he wants a contract
 

busyworks

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All of my tattoos that are visible in PT gear are actually out of regs, but I recently got a tattoo waiver approved in order to extend in the IRR. Took a few months, and multiple visits to the PSR to retake pics/redo paperwork. In the end it got approved and I renlisted in the IRR.....only to sign a form of conditional release and start the process of joining a guard unit.....I still feel kinda bad about that :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

eidt: Didn't read the part about trying to get a commission....disregard.
 
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