Link Mr. Layton needs to recognize that his chosen art and profession do not extend to the violation of uniform standards. I think the USMC in particular and the military in general are both fully justified in placing restrictions of this type in place. Nothing worse than seeing someone in uniform with tatoos hangin out everywhere. These are the Armed Forces, after all, not a street gang. For potential USxA applicants, think long and hard before visiting the corner parlor.