Tatoo Policy at VMI

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  1. TEDward212

    TEDward212 Member

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    Does anyone know what the policy is in terms of having tatoos while attending VMI? Are you allowed to get them if you are already enrolled? What if you already have a tattoo?
     
  2. Gflax17

    Gflax17 New Member

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    Now I'm not 100% sure on this, but I don't think its VMI's policy. VMI is a public college, thus can't discriminate, although I'm sure each ROTC has their own rules and regulations.

    I'd give VMI a call if I were you and ask the ROTC people.

    I could be wrong though.

    -Eric
     
  3. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    I talked with the Commandant's office and their response was that they do not have a policy restricting the size and location of tattoo although they strongly recommend that if you have one o(r feel the overpowering desire to get one)- that it doesn't show from underneath your gym gear (Tee-shirt). I think that GFLAX suggestion is a good one- you ought to find out what the Military service policy is on Tattoos before you bolt out and get inked- it's a lot harder getting them off than on!
     
  4. ChipAyten

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    I'm 20 and I still can't figure that one out. I suppose some people feel ink under their skin makes them more badass?
     
  5. RahVaMil2009

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    If you haven't gotten one, I would recommend waiting until after Breakout. You'll only draw unnecessary (and generally unwanted) attention to yourself.

    Besides, the things you value might change after you've been at VMI for a while. I know at least one person who is going through the (long, painful, expensive) tattoo removal process after having been at VMI for two years and having a change in priorities.

    Personally, I've considered getting a tattoo. There are two things currently deterring me. First, I'd like it to be in a place that can be shown off on certain occasions, but covered up for other occasions, such as wearing dresses for weddings or formal work events. I haven't found a place yet that can be easily concealed but isn't in a place that no one other than my husband and doctor will ever see. :smile: Second, I have to come up with a design that will still be important to me when I'm 80 and it's saggy. :smile:

    In the end, it's a personal thing... just be wise about it.
     

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