You may not need tattoo removal to join the USMC. Each branch has its own specific regulations about what and where body art is acceptable. Recently, the U.S. Marine Corps has changed its policy, being more lenient with some tattoos.
“Our tattoo policy over the years has attempted to balance the individual desires of Marines with the need to maintain the disciplined appearance expected of our profession.”
– Gen. Robert B. Neller
If your tattoo is on the hands, neck or face, find a location and book a time to speak with one of our laser specialists.
In an article published by Marine Corps Times, these new rules were outlined, and are as follows:
For the most updated United States Marine Corps tattoo policy, read the marine corps bulletin 1020.
See US Army Tattoo Policy
See US Navy Tattoo Policy
See US Air Force Tattoo Policy
See US Coast Guard Tattoo Policy
See US National Guard Tattoo Policy
Removery offers 20% off for our standard military discount with valid military ID or recruiters letter, and 50% off discount on Complete Removal Packages for non-compliant military tattoos .
While these new policy changes have made it more acceptable to have tattoos and be a Marine, some tattoos may still keep you from being able to join. If you need to remove your tattoo(s) in order to enlist, find a Removery location near you.