USNA Tattoo policy

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  1. MM3 Kim

    MM3 Kim Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knew exactly what their policy is? I know that we are suppossed to get any tattoo or anything between now and I day but I also know of people getting them and the academy having no problem with it. I know a few that have gotten a few tattoo while at the academy and it doesnt seem like a problem as long as it doesnt show in PT gear and its not gang or racist related. Thanks!
     
  2. BlessedX4

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    From reading the paper that needs to be signed and returned, you should NOT get any tatt's before going, but if you already have one you must disclose it's location, and it's nature(description). You may have to have it removed - at your own expense - if it is in plain view in ANY of the uniforms, or if it can be seen beneath any of the uniforms (ie through the summer white uniform or PT uniform).

    hth
     
  3. NYCUSNA2012

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    Tatoos are a problem. If you have one before I-Day you have to disclose its location and sign a piece of paper saying that you will work on getting it removed.

    If you get one after I-Day you can get into a boat load of trouble. The day of reform you have to parade before your Senior Enlisted in a bathing suit. Anything shows up outside of that suit that they don't know about, and well, it depends on your senior enlisted. You can get fried or they can just yell at you and tell you to never do it again. But the policy is, no tatoos whatsoever.
     
  4. AF6872

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    You pays your money and you takes your chances. It is all up to the individual. You must disclose body art prior to I-Day. Anything after that would be subject to "hidden by PT Gear". I Think
     

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