Tattoos at the citadel

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  1. AppalachianSP

    AppalachianSP Member

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    Does anyone know what to do if you get a tattoo after getting your physical for the citadel? Do I call the infirmary and update them?
     
  2. conrack

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    Don't believe there is any restriction on tattoos therefore you don't need to tell anyone, that's in line with current military policies.
     
  3. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    If you plan to do ROTC there and seek a commission, you should research those policies.
     
  4. glen

    glen 5-Year Member

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    Appalachian - Conrack is wrong - and agree with Capt MJ the several military services may have their individual policies for officer candidates. As for The Citadel - any tattoo that is visible while wearing a Cadet uniform is prohibited by Citadel Cadet regulations. See the College Blue Book at https://www.google.com/search?as_q=...=&as_occt=any&cr=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&safe=images

    "2.4.1.5 Tattoos and Brandings 2.4.1.5.1 Visible tattoos or brands on the neck, face, or head are highly discouraged. 2.4.1.5.2 Self‑branding and branding of others is strictly prohibited. 2.4.1.5.3 Tattoos on other areas of the body that are prejudicial to good order and discipline (i.e., extremist, racist, sexist, gang style tattoos, etc.) are incompatible with Citadel values. 2.4.1.5.4 Any type of tattoo or brand that is visible while wearing a duty uniform and detracts from a proper, professional, appearance is prohibited. 2.4.1.6 Body Piercing 2.4.1.6.1 Other than authorized female earrings, cadets will not attach, affix, or display objects, articles, jewelry or ornamentation to or through the skin/tongue while in uniform."