The Essence of Tattoos

735 Words Jan 28th, 2018 3 Pages
There is a divide between societies understanding of tattoos, those who oppose them identify tattoos as being a form of “taboo” and is associated with a type of body modification that is seen as distasteful in nature. Others believe tattoos are a form of one’s own self-expression. Although tattoos are subjective to each person, we should not completely rule them out altogether because they are perceived as ill-natured, that is a form of stereotyping.
Being in the U.S Army, maintaining a high level of professionalism is key to good work ethic, it allows opportunities for advancement into leadership roles as well as the image a person exudes. This follows the age old concept of, “To be the part you have to look the part.” Image plays an enormous role in many military careers, when wearing the uniform your peers often view you as being a professional and is reciprocated through your actions. There are many individuals in the armed forces with tattoos; I am one of those individuals. Throughout my career I have worked alongside a multitude of individuals who have different viewpoints on the subject and have had no problems expressing them in that matter. Many, more often than not vocalize that tattoos have no place in the U.S Army, this usually comes from peers and subordinates alike who were birthed in a more conservative time period. When…

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