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about 4 years ago
Mine shows on duty. The tattoo debate goes on. Tattoos in today's society have absolutely NO relation to criminal activity! 3 out of 5 people I know have tattoos and they are Accountants, Attorneys (ok, maybe, she is a criminal), a roofer, an electrician, an IT professional, a Teacher, an Imaging Specialist, a Nurse, etc. They all have jobs, most have a spouse and children. Recently, I was at a water park with my kids and my 12 YO observed that about 3-4 out of 7 people there had a tattoo! We as Police represent people from our society. As tattoos become more commonplace - you will see more tattoos on Police! If you DIDN'T then you WOULD have a problem!
I was never allowed a tat and never gave it much taught, after seeing these I want one of my dog ! She's a hero and she is getting old, what a great way to honor & remember her!
Very nice tats! They are ALL nice...
K9GSD was cool to see the pre-color and post color shots, very nice.
While I didn't get my tattoo (displayed in the second issue) until I had retired, I wouldn't have hesitated to work undercover with it. First of all, any undercover worth his body wire, can talk circles around any issue like a tattoo. Secondly, unless you're working undercover in a nudist colony, I don't know that the issue will ever arise. I've worked lots of undercover, and while I carried u/c ID, I was never ONCE asked for it. I've also never asked the target for his/hers. It just doesn't work that way in the real world. Ya'll be safe.
widowofcop: very nice, very touching!
I have several tatoos. My personal policy is they will not show when wearing lang pants and short sleeves.
You can add mine if you like; the headstock of my Mrtin J-40!
Some very nice tats here, almost makes me want to get one. One note however, what if you have a LE specific tat and you one day want or are asked to work undercover. Would that tat not possibly compromise you?
I fully support an officer's right to have tats as long as they are not offensive or bring shame or discredit to our profession and none of the tats I saw on here do that...
Nothing wrong with ink showing in uniform. We don't look like those we arrest unless the ink is on the neck or those stupid tear drops on the face
Hey Russ I knew you would be a part of this article - lol! Nice!
'Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard". I can quote Leviticus out of context too. The “tattoo” marks described in Leviticus 19:28 were clearly related to false religious practices. Some of these practices have a history in ancient ritual and false religion, but in our cultural context they do not denote a connection with evil or false faith...............only department pride.
So unprofessional to expose them on duty...we should not look like those we arrest.
Leviticus 19:28 You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.
Quite a collection.
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