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Tattoos?

  • 17-08-2010 12:19pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 812 ✭✭✭


    Whats The Story With Tattoos In The Irish Army? Whats Acceptible Whats Not?:confused:


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,029 ✭✭✭Wicklowrider


    Whats The Story With Tattoos In The Irish Army? Whats Acceptible Whats Not?:confused:
    DFR used to be that you could not alter your apppearance where it can be seen - ie your hands, face, anything visible while dressed. I'd imagine that its still the same.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,968 ✭✭✭✭Praetorian Saighdiuir


    The DFR's on dress are being amended at the moment. Tattoos are definately not permitted on hands, face and neck.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,497 ✭✭✭Poccington


    According to the new A9 document, any tattoo's below the wrist or above the neck are forbidden.


  • Registered Users Posts: 997 ✭✭✭.22 Lover


    How about a try colour flag on the left shoulder?or would that be considered an IRA trademark?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,029 ✭✭✭Wicklowrider


    .22 Lover wrote: »
    How about a try colour flag on the left shoulder?or would that be considered an IRA trademark?

    In uniform it wouldn't be seen so you would be ok. Since when has a tricolour been anyone's trademark?


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 2,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Morpheus


    .22 Lover wrote: »
    How about a try colour flag on the left shoulder?or would that be considered an IRA trademark?

    Theres already one on the left shoulder of your uniform!!!


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,133 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manic Moran


    Never saw the appeal of the things myself. Then again, I also have very long hair for a soldier, and hate lifting weights. I must be some sort of rebel.

    NTM


  • Registered Users Posts: 445 ✭✭Irish_Army01


    Never saw the appeal of the things myself. Then again, I also have very long hair for a soldier, and hate lifting weights. I must be some sort of rebel.

    NTM

    Nope....your an O :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Coco666


    Never saw the appeal of the things myself. Then again, I also have very long hair for a soldier, and hate lifting weights. I must be some sort of rebel.

    NTM

    Hey do you know having a tattoo on my forearm would get me rejected from the cadets? You can't see it when I wear a shirt/jacket but I know that officers where the sleeves rolled up on the number 2 everyday uniform. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭Negative_G


    Coco666 wrote: »
    Hey do you know having a tattoo on my forearm would get me rejected from the cadets? You can't see it when I wear a shirt/jacket but I know that officers where the sleeves rolled up on the number 2 everyday uniform. Thanks

    No it won't. My advice would be to keep it covered during all stages of application as it will only be noted during a medical exam.

    Visible tattoos (forearm, neck etc) are not common amongst officers.


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