Chief Warrant Officer Richard Sambenedetto shows off his 'Shipmate' tattoo in his office at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 (U.S. Coast Guard/Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen)
The U.S. Coast Guard is keeping up with the times with its latest policy update that addresses tattoos.
The update allows some tattoos to show while in uniform that were previously not allowed.
Sometimes you get drunk at the watering hole off base with your platoon drinking buddies and stumble back to the barracks. Other times you black out and end up at a tattoo parlor getting a stripper’s name eternally inked on your ass.
Tattoos have been popular for a long time, but among millennials at large, and veterans in particular, they’re far more mainstream than they once were. From vividly beautiful artwork to service-related ink and unit insignias, and those tribal tats that were huge in the 1990s — tattoos are fucking everywhere.