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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2004, 03:23:00 »
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[qb] Question on the piercings, are you allowed to wear a[/qb]
I think your talking about a plug. A girl during my BMQ and in my unit had one but it wasn‘t clear, it was skin colour. It looks kinda funny though too, kind of like a peice of sponge shoved in your ear. I don‘t know why anybody would want something like that, where they would just have to take it out whenever you go to work. Not only do piercings not look good on guys but what if they got ripped out? Ouch  :crybaby:  !
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #51 on: May 01, 2004, 14:24:00 »
well Atticus, if you have a prince albert piercings, and one of your buddies notices it when you shower, and then goes up to your instructors and ADMITS he was looking at your bait and tackle in the shower and completely blades you by telling them you have a piercing, you might get in crap. Then again, your buddy will probably get in more crap for turning you in.

As for plugs, no you aren‘t supposed to have one. A girl on my QL2 tried to get away with that on a tongue piercing, and they made her take it out.
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #52 on: May 01, 2004, 14:39:00 »
I think plugs would be fine in the girls ears.  Also if buddy has his nips pierced and is taking a bird bath in the field then its not hard to notice.
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #53 on: May 01, 2004, 15:41:00 »
I think It‘s Silly. I say It Sould Be OK, If you Cannot See It Wile your Dressed.

I know Plenty of personal With piercings, Nipple, Belly (Guys)And They never have take them out at work, Even there tounge.
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #54 on: May 01, 2004, 17:53:00 »
Its all about perception and/or professionalism.
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #55 on: May 01, 2004, 22:33:00 »
i have 00 gauge plugs and a few in my ears, nose, tounge web, belly button and a couple in the dark spot.. do u think ill have to take them out before my interview?

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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #56 on: May 01, 2004, 22:53:00 »
Hey if you want to look like you have been caught,tagged and let go that‘s your business.
Just don‘t wear them in Uniform.

Have any of you looked in to the medical problem‘s that peircing can cause?

Do some research!!

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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #57 on: May 01, 2004, 22:59:00 »
"do u think ill have to take them out before my interview"


You bet.
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #58 on: May 01, 2004, 23:22:00 »
A big part of it is the safety aspect. A piercing is not the same as a tattoo. I have tattoos, but no piercings (no desire, but whatever blows your hair back.....). I heard a story about a female on her Leopard D&M (driving and maintenance) course who couldn‘t disconnect the muff-couplings on the tank (basically disconnect the transmission power to the tracks via pushing in with a long bar) because she had a belly piercing (you have to push fairly hard with either your chest, stomach or legs, etc against the bar) and they still let her pass (sigh.....). Can‘t do, can‘t pass, is my attitude, but I‘m a dinosaur, I guess.

Anyway, if it can be seen (even by a doctor) it can‘t be worn (while on duty). Again, women get the earring exemption (sigh....). Equal, but different. Once the trendiness of piercings goes away, the issue will go away.

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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2004, 23:29:00 »
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[qb] A big part of it is the safety aspect. A piercing is not the same as a tattoo. I have tattoos, but no piercings (no desire, but whatever blows your hair back.....). I heard a story about a female on her Leopard D&M (driving and maintenance) course who couldn‘t disconnect the muff-couplings on the tank (basically disconnect the transmission power to the tracks via pushing in with a long bar) because she had a belly piercing (you have to push fairly hard with either your chest, stomach or legs, etc against the bar) and they still let her pass (sigh.....). Can‘t do, can‘t pass, is my attitude, but I‘m a dinosaur, I guess.

Anyway, if it can be seen (even by a doctor) it can‘t be worn (while on duty). Again, women get the earring exemption (sigh....). Equal, but different. Once the trendiness of piercings goes away, the issue will go away.

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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #60 on: May 01, 2004, 23:37:00 »
I agree with Hank Hill (King if the Hill)

"I think body piercings are a good thing. That way, you can tell someone ain‘t right, just by lookin at em"
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #61 on: May 01, 2004, 23:38:00 »
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[qb] I agree with Hank Hill (King if the Hill)

"I think body piercings are a good thing. That way, you can tell someone ain‘t right, just by lookin at em" [/qb]
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #62 on: May 02, 2004, 00:13:00 »
meh.
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #63 on: May 02, 2004, 11:10:00 »
You know what they say about a guy with a tongue ring...
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2004, 11:43:00 »
Chris Rock says it best.
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2004, 12:24:00 »
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... who couldn‘t disconnect the muff-couplings ...
Glad you clarified what THAT means ...
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #66 on: May 02, 2004, 12:31:00 »
At first, I thought he was referring to another type of piercing....  :D
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #67 on: May 02, 2004, 14:11:00 »
k now this raises some questions,  I am planning on signing up for the reserve infantry in my local town here,  but I have a tat on the back of my neck it is just below the collar of a normal dress shirt (the kind you button up) I had it done that way so it can only be seen in a t-shirt,
ect.

oh, and its a bar-code that says:

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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #68 on: May 02, 2004, 15:38:00 »
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Can‘t do, can‘t pass, is my attitude, but I‘m a dinosaur, I guess.
No, you‘re not a dinosaur.  That‘s the way it should be.  As for the female exemption, shouldn‘t be either.  If females can have earrings, guys should as well.
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #69 on: May 02, 2004, 15:51:00 »
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... who couldn‘t disconnect the muff-couplings ...
Glad you clarified what THAT means ... [/qb]
I guess where I put the explanation that vaguely explained it (disconnecting the transmission from the tracks) must have gone over your head. Must be an officer....   :confused:  

I would have tried to explain it better, but who has the time anymore. As it is, my rant on the watch/compass thing didn‘t win me any friends on this forum, so no point in trying to smooth things over   :sniper:  

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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #70 on: May 02, 2004, 17:14:00 »
I think he was referring to the fact that muff has an entirely different meaning to some people.  i.e. making a subtle joke about the terminology.

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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #71 on: May 04, 2004, 21:11:00 »
Who ever Said Going To work or walking around base for us guys with piercing....Was wrong. I just went to work, IN Civvys, Un-shaven, My peircings In and Said Hi to everybody and went into the office, And Nobody told me I have to take them out.

I think It‘s only When In uniform.
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #72 on: May 04, 2004, 22:24:00 »
Reservist???  Nuff said.
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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #73 on: May 05, 2004, 00:44:00 »
9. Body Tattoos and Body-Piercing.
Members shall not acquire visible tattoos that could
be deemed to be offensive (e.g., pornographic,
blasphemous, racist, or containing vulgar language or designs)
or otherwise reflect discredit on
the CF. Visible and non-visible body piercing
adornments, with the exception of women's earrings
and ear sleepers described in sub-paragraph 6.a.,
shall not be worn by members either in uniform or on
duty in civilian clothing. The meaning of the term â Å“on
dutyâ ?, for purposes of dress and appearance, is
Interpreted in Chapter 1, paragraph 25.

10.  As of 1 April 2004 CF members are not to acquire any tattoos that are visible on the head, neck, chest or ears when an open collared shirt is worn. Tattoos acquired prior to 1 April 2004 must comply with para 9.

9. Tatouage et perçage. Le personnel ne doit
pas porter de tatouage qui pourrait être perçu comme
offensant (par ex. pornographique, blasphématoire
ou raciste), ou pouvant jeter le discrédit sur les FC.
Les parures corporelles fixées par perçage, qu'elles
soient apparentes ou non, outre les boucles d'oreilles
et boutons perce-oreille portés par les femmes,
comme le décrit le sous-paragraphe 6.a., sont
interdites aux militaires en uniforme ou en tenue
civile en service. Dans les textes traitant de la tenue
et de l'apparence, le terme  « en service  » est
entendu au sens décrit au chapitre 1, paragraphe 25.

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Re: Change in CF tatoo policy
« Reply #74 on: May 05, 2004, 01:00:00 »
End of discussion. It‘s the rule, it‘s the law. Don‘t like it, don‘t join or pull pin. Simple. (BTW, tattooed and pierced, but within spec)  :D
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