Military question

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It was explained to our young Marine that after they are no longer grunts and are Marines, they can (and will) get tattoos. Going in, the reason for the number and/or size restriction, as explained to him, was due to not drawing attention to yourself as an individual instead as part of your platoon. A huge tattoo not easily covered, or a full sleeve tattoo makes you stand out, even to your fellow boots, in a way you shouldn't during boot.

That the jist of what I was told.
 
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#22
It was explained to our young Marine that after they are no longer grunts and are Marines, they can (and will) get tattoos. Going in, the reason for the number and/or size restriction, as explained to him, was due to not drawing attention to yourself as an individual instead as part of your platoon. A huge tattoo not easily covered, or a full sleeve tattoo makes you stand out, even to your fellow boots, in a way you shouldn't during boot.

That the jist of what I was told.
A grunt is a Marine infantryman