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Tattoo Thread - including current policy [MERGED]

garb811

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TATTOOFORGEN is out. See: CANFORGEN 121/19 CMP 068/19 062030Z AUG 19 DIRECTION AND GUIDANCE FOR TATTOOS.

Of note:
3. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE ONLY BODY PARTS WHERE TATTOOS ARE PROHIBITED ARE THE FACE AND THE SCALP EXCEPT FOR:

a. COSMETIC TATTOOS THAT ARE NATURAL-LOOKING IN SHAPE AND COLOUR OR

b. CULTURAL OR RELIGIOUS-BASED TATTOOS FOR WHICH AN ACCOMMODATION REQUEST HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE CHAIN OF COMMAND

4. DESPITE PARA 3, THE FOLLOWING TATTOOS ARE PROHIBITED:

a. TATTOOS THAT A CAF MEMBER KNOWS, OR OUGHT REASONABLY TO KNOW, ARE CONNECTED WITH CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES (E.G. CRIMINAL GANGS)

b. TATTOOS THAT PROMOTE AND/OR EXPRESS, ON THE BASIS OF A PROHIBITED GROUND OF DISCRIMINATION AS DEFINED IN THE CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACT (CHRA), THE FOLLOWING: HATRED, VIOLENCE, DISCRIMINATION, OR HARASSMENT AND

c. TATTOOS THAT A CAF MEMBER KNOWS, OR OUGHT TO KNOW, PROMOTE AND/ OR EXPRESS: RACISM, SEXISM, MISOGYNY, XENOPHOBIA, HOMOPHOBIA, ABLEISM, OR SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL
 

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It's good to see that Misandry hasn't been explicitly prohibited.  /s
 

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Maybe Misandry is considered the most exclusive of all hates because it includes everyone? (also sarcastic)

Serious question, does this mean the Sailor Jerry style pinup girl is verbotten? Fairly safe for work link to the originals on the site below, but that's a pretty common one for the arm/leg. Can see for some of the naked tattoos, but that's a pretty big grey area when some may say it's fine but others may raise an objection.

https://sailorjerry.com/en/tattoos/


 

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garb811 said:
TATTOOFORGEN is out. See: CANFORGEN 121/19 CMP 068/19 062030Z AUG 19 DIRECTION AND GUIDANCE FOR TATTOOS.
Women in Canada can legally go topless. Can I get a tattoo of a topless woman or is that considered expressing sexually explicit material?

 

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Jarnhamar said:
Women in Canada can legally go topless.

Actually, it's only legal in ON, BC and SK (I think): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topfreedom_in_Canada
 

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PMedMoe said:
Actually, it's only legal in ON, BC and SK (I think): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topfreedom_in_Canada

Personal experience? What about the pictures?
 

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PMedMoe said:
Actually, it's only legal in ON, BC and SK (I think): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topfreedom_in_Canada
I thought so, too.
 

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Thread unlocked. Legitimate questions and comments which add to the discussion are welcome. Otherwise, take it to PMs.

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PMedMoe said:
Actually, it's only legal in ON, BC and SK (I think): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topfreedom_in_Canada

But that's because no one has needed to challenge in other provinces yet due to the precedent being set in the three you mentioned, no?
 

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Bzzliteyr said:
But that's because no one has needed to challenge in other provinces yet due to the precedent being set in the three you mentioned, no?

I have no idea.  There is this quote from the same source: "Since the matter has not been determined by the Supreme Court of Canada, it is still possible that a woman could be convicted elsewhere in Canada."

Anyway, back to the topic of tattoos.  Good rule of thumb: If you think it might be offensive, get it somewhere it doesn't show in uniform.  Or don't get it at all.
 

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PMedMoe said:
I have no idea.  There is this quote from the same source: "Since the matter has not been determined by the Supreme Court of Canada, it is still possible that a woman could be convicted elsewhere in Canada."

Anyway, back to the topic of tattoos.  Good rule of thumb: If you think it might be offensive, get it somewhere it doesn't show in uniform.  Or don't get it at all.

Agreed. As in life, if you have to question if it's right, it probably not.
 

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Navy_Pete said:
Serious question, does this mean the Sailor Jerry style pinup girl is verbotten?
https://sailorjerry.com/en/tattoos/

I was curious if you would receive an answer. Certainly not for me to say.

But, at least with "Sailor Jerry" I know what I am looking at.

What I sometimes find confusing these days is that unless I look closely, and ask questions about what it all means ( which I would never do, unless I know the person ) I'm not usually sure what I am looking at exactly, or what it represents.

Not being very tattoo savvy, some of it looks like a bit of a Rorschach test to me.

 

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Bzzliteyr said:
Agreed. As in life, if you have to question if it's right, it probably not.
But some of my more interesting adventures have started with "watch this!" or "I dare you"... several of which could have left a permanent mark of two (OK, a couple of scars actually did).    ;D

I've no doubt posted it somewhere in the preceding 25 pages, but tattoo removal is:  more expensive than the original ink;  requires several sessions that all hurt more than getting the ink;  and doesn't remove green ink, so you may have spots remaining.
 
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