Marine Corps Bulletin 1020 (MCBUL), released June 2, 2016, explains the new Marine Corps tattoo policy, which replaces all previous tattoo policy guidance. Any tattoo, regardless of where it is, cannot express sexism, nudity, racism, vulgarity, or anything that is offensive and is of nature to bring discredit to the Marine Corps. Marines can have an unlimited number of tattoos that are covered. Marines are prohibited from getting tattoos on the head, neck, inside the mouth, wrists, knees, elbows and hands, except for a single band tattoo on one finger. Within 120 days after the release of this MCBUL, all commanders must ensure Marines document their tattoos if not in compliance with new policy. Documentation will be made on a page 11 of the Marine's Electronic Service Record.
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