As the (tat-free) father of a recently appointed class of 2020 18 year old, I have a question. Our DS is dead set on getting a tattoo today as his varsity basketball career is over, he is honored by an appointment to USMA and he feels this is the time to get his first tattoo. My instinct is to encourage him to wait but it's his choice. Does anyone have any thoughts on the public perception of plebes with visible tattoos at USMA? I am familiar with the actual guidelines but I am wondering about actual reactions from his superiors. Thanks.