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Weekend reading. Do you have an army tattoo?

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Under the heading "Weekend Pulp Fiction" we present a little material about the growing popularity of tattoos in the military. If another three decades ago a tattoo on the body of a draftee could become one of the primary reasons for his failure to enter one or another branch of troops (a specific unit), then today's fashion for tattooing among young people is forced to lower the bar of such restrictions.


There is no exact statistics, however, the staff of the military commissariats responsible for draft campaigns give an unequivocal answer: in recent years there have been significantly more tattooed recruits. It differs from previous years also in the fact that then tattoos could appear already in the process of military service; now, with tattoos, the meaning of which is often eroded by performance, they are already coming to the army.

If touch stories tattoos in the Russian army, in fact, this story originates more than three hundred years ago - in the time of Peter I. Moreover, the tattoos of that time (and in the modern sense it is difficult to call a tattoo in general) were done not for beauty. They wore quite utilitarian character. Certain cuts were made on the skin of the fighter, where the powder fell asleep. All this was covered with a tight bandage until it “overgrown”. After the formation of scars, a “pattern” appeared, which helped to identify the fighter, for example, in the event of his death.

At the dawn of the Soviet era, the most frequent tattoo was an image of a five-pointed star, “filled” with needles with the help of an improvised dyeing composition, in which besides the carcass was added the urine of the person to whom the tattoo was ultimately intended. This “recipe” has been used for decades, and, as you understand, not only (and not even so much) in the army.

When the Soviet government got on its feet, the attitude to the tattoos in the army on the part of the authorities and the command was tightened. Often, the presence of any tattoos meant an insurmountable barrier to getting into the elite (and “medium” in status) units. In fact, behind the scenes, this principle continues to this day. Moreover, depending on the form and content of the recruit's tattoo, this tattoo can cause great interest on the part of the psychiatrist during the passage of the medical board by the young man. There is statistics here: no more than 2% of recruits with tattoos are considered unfit for military service by the medical commission due to the identification of mental abnormalities.

In fact, the command was obliged to follow during the passage of service subordinates and on the subject of "stuffing" tattoos. Today, this duty has actually gone to nothing, and therefore just can not see on the bodies as those who pass military service or have already passed. Moreover, fashion leads to the fact that army tattoos occupy an increasing percentage of skin. One “For Airborne Forces” or “FOR PW” seems to many “too” a little, and therefore whole pictures appear on the bodies.

It can be noted that this trend is not only in Russia. It swept large armies almost all over the world, including the armies of the NATO countries. Tattoos are less popular in the armies of countries in East and Southeast Asia for a variety of reasons, including those of a religious nature. It is for religious reasons that tattoo is extremely rare in the armies of countries with a predominantly Muslim population.

And several options of what can be found as a "army tattoo" in our days:

Weekend reading. Do you have an army tattoo?






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  1. Andrey K
    Andrey K 25 March 2018 15: 31
    +44
    Is.
    Rh factor blood type. Stuffed in Transnistria.
    The battalion commander was not opposed, not only that - he himself advised where it is better to fill, so that if something happens, the medical officer could see. They agreed - on the left breast above the nipple, if the tattoo is intact - then the information is useful, if the hole in the tattoo is blood type with a Rh factor, the host will no longer help.
    All other art with "portacos" - from idleness.
    1. svp67
      svp67 25 March 2018 15: 36
      +19
      Quote: Andrey K
      Rh factor blood type.

      But at least it makes some sense, but everything else is simple PONTS.
      1. avt
        avt 25 March 2018 15: 51
        +20
        Quote: svp67
        and everything else is simple PONTS.

        request
        Today they stab monsters and beast,
        As you look, it’s so cold on the skin.
        Whether happiness is caught in a fright,
        Whether fear, the bestial soul gnaws.
        And among dragons and wolves
        Lonely lost somewhere
        God's temple with five domes,
        And under it are shackles of bracelets.

        What a strange turn out
        In our tattooed masses:
        Why is our people so often
        Wants to be like the Papuans?
        1. aws4
          aws4 26 March 2018 21: 04
          +1
          great this poem ... thanks !! 1
      2. 210ox
        210ox 25 March 2018 15: 55
        +12
        What is the value of this whole “gallery”? Have they added combat experience to these military men? Ask these military men why? Should they impress the girls?
        Quote: svp67
        Quote: Andrey K
        Rh factor blood type.

        But at least it makes some sense, but everything else is simple PONTS.
      3. RASKAT
        RASKAT 25 March 2018 16: 01
        +11
        Quote: Andrey K
        Rh factor blood type.
        But at least it makes some sense, but everything else is simple PONTS.

        Now it’s easier, there is DNA analysis. Previously, there was no tattoo and still had an identifying character (in part). Faced several times. Once the soldier was found in the river without a head, it was only identified by Scorpio’s tattoo, or rather, it wasn’t identified as much as given the cause, otherwise they would just bury it and forget it, it wasn’t up to him.
        I also remember from the blasting on a land mine, from the two soldiers there were only body silhouettes (everything that was under body armor, without limbs and heads) identified where the officer was also tattooed.
    2. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 25 March 2018 15: 52
      +20
      Quote: Andrey K
      on the left breast over the nipple

      I stuffed it on my forearm, and experienced people when they saw this immediately asked - "You probably served in the construction battalion"? I say yes, but how did I know? To which they answered me - " In combat units they know that they often tear off their hands"! laughing
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K 25 March 2018 16: 03
        +15
        Quote: Ingvar 72
        ... I stuffed it on my forearm, and experienced people saw this immediately asked - "You probably served in the construction battalion"? I say yes, but how did I know? To which they answered me - " In combat units they know that they often tear off their hands"! laughing...

        Something like this.
        Therefore, with the "blessings" of the battalion commander and pricked in a heart. There, if anything comes off, then nothing will help yes
      2. Pax tecum
        Pax tecum 25 March 2018 16: 20
        +2
        It seems that with "picturesque pictures" on the body - this is already too much ... with self-expression / self-affirmation.
        Here, it is quite possible to understand the laconic classics, like tattoos on the edge of the palm of the hand.

        And pride in belonging is visible, and tradition, and nothing more. Modestly and succinctly ...
        1. Pax tecum
          Pax tecum 25 March 2018 16: 34
          +1
          But, in general, the tradition of the warriors of the ancient world went, it has a sacred content and meaning.
          Now it’s a tribute to fashion and certain traditions.
        2. tol100v
          tol100v 25 March 2018 16: 50
          +8
          Quote: Pax tecum
          Modestly and succinctly ...

          Modestly and succinctly - this is when there is not a single colored dot on the body. Many servicemen and other signs (unpleasant for health) have enough! Not for nothing they say that the less they accept, the greater the chances! You can include a fool, such as: lads, do not beat her lips, I flute gray! An example is the capture (and release) of a Serbian sniper in the Donbass!
    3. ImPerts
      ImPerts 25 March 2018 16: 03
      0
      All these tattoos with a blood type from the evil one.
      Blood type is determined immediately before transfusion.
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K 25 March 2018 16: 14
        +27
        Quote: ImPerts
        ... all these tattoos with a blood type from the evil one ...

        I would not say that.
        He received his first wound in his left forearm. In Kochiera (PMR), a roadblock was fired at night and a gift flew right on my birthday (I was about twenty). They worked for us from RPGs. I caught the duralumin stabilizer from the shot in my hand. Nobody will do blood type tests in the field, but the nurse looked at the tattoo (I remember her name was Lena) and did everything right.
        The second time, in 2002, in the Caucasus, I came under the "distribution". The same story.
        I think it was not in vain that I stabbed her - I added chances to me and saved the time for doctors yes
        1. ImPerts
          ImPerts 25 March 2018 17: 13
          +9
          Quote: Andrey K
          I would not say that.

          Blood substitutes are transfused painlessly.
          Quote: Andrey K
          Nobody will do blood type tests in the field, but the nurse looked at the tattoo (I remember her name was Lena) and did everything right.

          Maybe I lagged behind life, but a nurse or a nurse does not have blood and its components in a portable kit.
          Isotonic saline at the company health center may be.
          Further, any person who intends to transfuse freshly frozen blood or red blood cell mass is required to conduct research on the group, put the test on general compatibility and conduct a biological test.
          The presence of recordings, tattoos does not give the right not to take samples.
          If you have blood transfusions, and even if you are just alive and not sick with anything, then you are very lucky. Highly)))
          1. Andrey K
            Andrey K 25 March 2018 17: 37
            +11
            Quote: ImPerts
            ... Isotonic, saline at the company health center may be.
            Further, any person who intends to transfuse freshly frozen blood or red blood cell mass is required to conduct research on the group, put the test on general compatibility and conduct a biological test.
            The presence of recordings, tattoos does not give the right not to take samples.
            If you have blood transfusions, and even if you are just alive and not sick with anything, then you are very lucky. Highly)))...

            Say everything correctly, as they say in books. We had no mention of any company first-aid posts. The battalion was located in the premises of the former Dubossary Sewing School shot from tanks. The headquarters of the regiment, where there was a room allocated for physicians, was located in the former Central Committee sanatorium. Somewhere in a kilometer from us.
            As for the blood substitute and erythrocyte mass - I know the title, the surname of this blood substitute. We still communicate with him, God grant him health for many years.
            And I’m very lucky with this blood substitute yes
          2. Andrey K
            Andrey K 25 March 2018 18: 08
            +11
            Quote: ImPerts
            ... If you received blood transfusions, and even if you are just alive and not sick with anything, then you are very lucky. Highly)))...

            I’ll add, something inspired laughing
            The next day, while in the medical center, he tried to glue the nurse, Helen. It seemed to himself a kind of "brutal macho" - an experienced warrior, which is simply impossible to refuse laughing
            Helen, too, wasn’t bastard, and the boyfriends there were more brutal than the intelligence sergeant - officers from the regiment’s headquarters were curious, like the "Eden snakes". In general - flew like "plywood over Paris." But not without pleasant moments - Lenochka attached my trestle bed, in the aisle at her office, and I constantly saw how she flew back and forth. Plus a bonus - she flunked me with vitamins laughing
            Wah infection laughing
    4. PSih2097
      PSih2097 25 March 2018 16: 07
      +7
      Quote: Andrey K
      Is.
      Rh factor blood type. Stuffed in Transnistria.

      for this there were tokens (they did it themselves) ...
      and there were no tattoos and never was, we had a special officer very closely followed this, and our ancestors did not advise ...
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 25 March 2018 16: 20
        +11
        Quote: PSih2097
        we have a special officer very closely followed this, and the ancestors did not advise ...

        Among us, among other things, a physical examination was carried out daily. yes No, of course, there were "alternatively gifted" people who, despite the prohibitions, tried to portray something in detail ... right into the home platoon, before the demobilization on the pigsty. Rotny: "And now report, comrade ....., what are you doing" for us "(stuffed one like that)? Maybe piss at night ?!" laughing To this day, even a little proud that neither in the civilian “punk” youth, nor in the army did not ruin the skin.
        1. BARKHAN
          BARKHAN 25 March 2018 18: 45
          +8
          Quote: Paranoid50
          To this day, even a little proud that neither in the civilian “punk” youth, nor in the army did not ruin the skin.

          Same story. Categorically against any tattoos.
      2. Andrey K
        Andrey K 25 March 2018 16: 24
        +11
        Quote: PSih2097
        ... for this there were tokens (they did it themselves) ...
        and there were no tattoos and never was, we had a special officer very closely followed this, and our ancestors did not advise ...

        In 91-92, conscripts, at least in Transnistria, had no tokens!
        What are you talking about?
        Our special officers were not engaged in identifying tappings, but in their immediate business-preventing sabotage, around the location of the unit and the roadblocks set along the demarcation line.
        1. PSih2097
          PSih2097 25 March 2018 16: 42
          +4
          Quote: Andrey K
          In 91-92, conscripts, at least in Transnistria, had no tokens!
          What are you talking about?

          I was called up after the tower in 2000, on the advice of my comrades in the doorway (who had served and participated in the database) I ordered 500 tokens at the factory, and the info on them was already filled in part ...
          1. Andrey K
            Andrey K 25 March 2018 16: 53
            +7
            Quote: PSih2097
            ... I was called after the tower in 2000 ...

            That's what I mean. The only information about the blood type - an entry was made in the military ID, even at the recruiting station.
            1. PSih2097
              PSih2097 25 March 2018 17: 06
              +1
              Quote: Andrey K
              That's what I mean

              Quote: Andrey K
              In the years 91-92 among conscripts,

              didn’t you have metal processing plants there? Yes, even during the service of my grandfather (colonel from the Air Defense Forces) analogues were ...
              1. Andrey K
                Andrey K 25 March 2018 17: 42
                +6
                Quote: PSih2097
                ... didn’t you have metal processing plants there? Yes, even during the service of my grandfather (colonel from the Air Defense Forces) analogues were ...

                What kind of plants buddy laughing
                There, people got out of the cellars when the rumor went that the Russians had arrived.
                The only plant that was nearby was Dubossary Winery. We are there "Bouquet of Moldova", in containers from thermoses poured laughing
      3. Korax71
        Korax71 25 March 2018 17: 18
        0
        They gave us before the business trip. They have already been prepared from Afghan times. The second instance was made by ourselves. Plus two cartridges, although there should be a pencil case in theory. The cartridge is clogged with personal information. Besides the tokens, nothing was carried. good
    5. Observer2014
      Observer2014 25 March 2018 16: 13
      +16
      Andrey K (Andrey Evgenievich) hi
      All other art with "portacos" - from idleness.
      100% I agree with you. Especially when the dumplings were picked up. What for example does a tattoo with Apache helicopters mean? What did the owner serve in Russian special forces? But it turned out that nothing. I in the army drew a hundred tattoos at the request of the people at least. What there just wasn’t. laughingIn those days, I provided myself with a good extra ration for these hobbies.bully Business then a sheet of paper and a pen. Anyway, I can’t do without painting .. The main thing I liked. I myself looking at these galleries laughing did not begin to stuff.
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K 25 March 2018 16: 28
        +9
        Quote: Observer2014
        ... A good extra ration in those days I provided myself with these hobbiesbully

        Sergei hi
        You are not alone. Our kids that stuffed all the time with cigarettes laughing
        1. Observer2014
          Observer2014 25 March 2018 16: 32
          +7
          Andrey K (Andrey Evgenievich)
          all the time with cigarettes were
          Duc and I about that. I didn’t smoke anymore. And with the cigarettes at that time there was a blockage at all. It’s ridiculous to say I sent cigarettes to my father from the army wassat laughing He still remembers.
          1. Andrey K
            Andrey K 25 March 2018 16: 54
            +8
            Quote: Observer2014
            ... Duc and I about that. I didn’t smoke anymore. But I had a blockage with cigarettes at that time. It’s ridiculous to say that I sent cigarettes to my father from the army wassat laughing He still remembers ...

            Breadwinner laughing
      2. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 25 March 2018 16: 29
        +24
        spoil the skin, a personal matter ... but with the "sewing troops", it's time to figure it out.
        1. private person
          private person 25 March 2018 16: 42
          +6
          CLOWN, does he even know what the corners on the hem mean.
          1. LSA57
            LSA57 25 March 2018 17: 23
            +5
            Quote: private person
            CLOWN

            in 1977 on Tyura-Tama a patrol detained a Caucasian warrior traveling on vacation. he had 4 strips on each chase. all night the commandant’s office wondered what kind of title he had
          2. Korax71
            Korax71 25 March 2018 17: 24
            +1
            Probably a lifetime laughing yes what angles. iconostasis on the chest good here the installment and the contract did not work so much request
        2. Cadet
          Cadet 25 March 2018 17: 53
          +2
          It is interesting to look at his headgear.
        3. 210ox
          210ox 25 March 2018 19: 32
          +3
          At one time, we with these "parrots" knew quickly about patrols ... So we went on in torn uniform.
          Quote: Andrew Y.
          spoil the skin, a personal matter ... but with the "sewing troops", it's time to figure it out.
    6. g1v2
      g1v2 26 March 2018 14: 12
      +1
      In our unit, one machine turned out to be infected, and as a result, everyone who stuffed it earned hepatitis and the hospital. Fortunately, I refused the tatuha, as they did not persuade, and the sowing bowl passed me. .
  2. adma
    adma 25 March 2018 15: 32
    +2
    Cool. It remains to fill the number of the military unit and - FIND FOR A SPY! laughing
    1. 210ox
      210ox 25 March 2018 15: 37
      +7
      That's it. I am an opponent of such "art"
      Quote: adma
      Cool. It remains to fill the number of the military unit and - FIND FOR A SPY! laughing
    2. Pax tecum
      Pax tecum 25 March 2018 16: 26
      +6
      The number of the military unit is not interesting to the spy, they did not guess. This is not classified information.
      A captured soldier even has the right to name him, along with his name and military rank.
  3. bubalik
    bubalik 25 March 2018 15: 34
    +10
    ,,, tin photo wassat it is necessary to mutilate yourself so fool and for what request ,,,I did not do it am
    1. zhekazs
      zhekazs 25 March 2018 15: 48
      +4
      Quote: bubalik
      ,,I did not do it

      Similarly, did not. Although most did, at that age few people think about it.
    2. svp67
      svp67 25 March 2018 15: 50
      +10
      Quote: bubalik
      and for what

      There is an example in history for what ...
      ... you can’t help but remember the “Bitch of Buchenwald”, she is “Frau Abajur” Ilse Koch - a Nazi murderer-pervert ...

      ... ordered kill prisoners with tattoos, then to make various original crafts from their skin (in particular, lampshades, gloves, book bindings) ...
      In 1951, General Lucius Clay, High Commissioner of the American occupation zone in Germany, shocked the world on both sides of the Atlantic, both the population of his country and the Federal Republic of Germany. He gave Ilse Koch freedom, stating that there was only “inconsequential evidence that she ordered someone to be executed, and that there was no evidence of her involvement in the manufacture of tattooed leather crafts.”

      However, Themis of Germany sentenced her to life imprisonment.

      In prison, Ilse managed to get pregnant and give birth to a son. A year later, the boy was taken away, and only at the age of 19 he learned who his real mother was. He began to visit Ilse. The last time he visited her shortly before her birthday in 1967. But Ilse did not live up to her birthday. On September 1, 1967, in a Bavarian prison cell, she ate her last schnitzel with a salad, tied sheets and hanged herself. Buchenwald personally took her own life. After her death, her son disappeared, and no one else saw him.
      1. jjj
        jjj 25 March 2018 18: 24
        +1
        I read the memories of the prisoners. There, when the selection of people with tattoos from the arrived party began, everyone envied them. They were washed, fed and taken to separate huts. And then they saw the skin removed with these tattoos ...
  4. Tatanka Yotanka
    Tatanka Yotanka 25 March 2018 15: 43
    +18
    I'm glad that I did not succumb to this stupidity, not a single tattoo, tatuhi, or as we called the partak in our army))
    1. zhekazs
      zhekazs 25 March 2018 15: 53
      +2
      Quote: Tatanka Yotanka
      or as we called partak in the army))

      Yes, they called partak. And they made a machine from an electric razor with a piece of a guitar string instead of a needle, paint - it seemed like burnt rubber. And the drawing was first taken out with an ordinary ballpoint pen, the artists had their own wink
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 25 March 2018 16: 41
        +5
        Quote: zhekazs
        burnt rubber seemed to be.

        Heels from the boots were walking. yes
        1. zhekazs
          zhekazs 25 March 2018 16: 45
          +4
          Yeah sure wink but we have from tarpaulin boots laughing
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 25 March 2018 16: 33
      +2
      Quote: Tatanka Yotanka
      I'm glad that I did not succumb to this stupidity, not a single tattoo, tatuhi, or as we called the partak in our army))

      myself-categorically -no. and the guys-did ... from boredom under the demobilization. repeat with needles around the match ... belay fool youth...
  5. Magic archer
    Magic archer 25 March 2018 15: 52
    +4
    There was also an army partak. But later he made a cover. He looked too dumb on his leg)))
    1. 210ox
      210ox 25 March 2018 15: 57
      +3
      Uma increased?
      Quote: Magic Archer
      There was also an army partak. But later he made a cover. He looked too dumb on his leg)))
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 25 March 2018 16: 34
        +3
        [quote = 210quq] Has the mind increased? [quote = Magic Archer] has grown simply ...
  6. tracer
    tracer 25 March 2018 15: 54
    +19
    In order not to “stuff” even fought a couple of times. He said, “Fuck you,” “well, how come without a parachute on your shoulder to return home?” I said "beat yourself on a point ..". As my experience shows, heroic tattoos were beaten not at all by good soldiers, but rather. This is always done by those who love to hang out and “above others”, or people are very limited in development .. In addition, with intensive preparation of the unit, this garbage is simply no time to suffer. I'm not talking about the descent to the "seven pots." Where serious damage to the skin is almost guaranteed. It is these individuals with drunken snouts who vomit in the pools in Gorky Park, where in the interchange between meetings with Alco-sparing partners they beat each other's faces. I don’t drink it myself and celebrate my military holiday 5-6 km with a cross in the forest, run across, shoot 50 rounds at targets and run away ... Although it’s not so fast already how much yelling back. And the drunken heroic snot with rickety tattoos are completely uninteresting to me as people who really deserve their rewards.
  7. k174oun7
    k174oun7 25 March 2018 15: 59
    +15
    About the tattoo in CA. He served in my platoon row. Ivanyuk. In the morning, I noticed that there was a bandage on his arm above his elbow. I ask what is with his hand. He replied that he had hit. He led to the office: "Show." Under the armband was a tattoo on which depicts a heart broken by an arrow and the name Olya. I told him: "Why did you ruin your skin, besides can you get an infection?" And he: "Comrade Lieutenant, I miss my girlfriend and so I decided to make a tattoo for memory." He scolded him and escorted him. Six months have passed. Again I see Ivanyuk's bandage in the same place. Looking for some in the office: "Show." On top of the old tattoo, a new one was poked out in the form of a large cobra curled into a ring. A heart with an arrow turned into a cobra's hood, and where the name was - snake rings. "Say Ivanyuk what this means." Answer: "Comrade Lieutenant, I received a letter that she was married. How can I bear the name of this snake on me." The explanation caused laughter in the office, and I told Ivanyuk: "Well, that I did not hang myself." So this soldier walked with a cobra instead of Olya.
    1. tracer
      tracer 26 March 2018 05: 58
      +1
      It was also in fashion for us to insert: the antennae “in horseradish. It was considered just a squeak of demobilization fashion. A toothbrush stub cut by a rasp or concrete inserted into a punctured screwdriver from an automatic zip caused indescribable delight (according to the owner) of all future beauties of“ beautiful "and got rid of the heroic demobilization, somewhere in the village of Gundosovo in the n region of the" hero. "Such was the opinion (not everyone of course). BUT AFTER the head doctor Melsan
      1. tracer
        tracer 26 March 2018 06: 17
        0
        As the chief physician of the medical unit, the major at the construction site said, "I will cut off the hair dryer to the beben if at least one horseradish with infection comes." Everyone was neighing together, but knowing him as an excellent melee, no one else wanted to risk it. Over the years, the existing demobilization of the "beautiful". Collapsed overnight .. Meanwhile, in erotic demobilization dreams, girls on a "citizen" simply "burst into tears" when they learned about the loss of such a "beauty" from the demobies. It was like that too.
  8. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 25 March 2018 15: 59
    +11
    Tattoos from a fighter - a second time. The main thing is his ability to perform tasks as intended. The blood type itself has a Rhesus factor, an image of the emblem of the communications troops (made in the army) and a scorpio (made to the army drunk and associated with the zodiac sign). Serving never hindered ... Although I treat the people who turn their bodies into art galleries at first wary .. To flaunt tattoos or tattoos on hidden parts of the body too .. In tattoos, as in everything else, you need to know the measure ..
    1. japs
      japs 25 March 2018 22: 23
      +5
      During the selection in CA for urgent medical examination, not one “impaled” got into our group.
      "A special sign." First form tolerance. So, a stupid tattoo can affect a person’s fate.
  9. Romanenko
    Romanenko 25 March 2018 16: 04
    +7
    Many times he made tattoos to others, he didn’t. I had an army comrade, my namesake, who taught me how to make tattoos, machines for tattoos, etc. he pricked well, but poorly knew how to draw, so he "worked" in pairs. Not less than fifty impaled came out from under our hands, and there was a queue for us. But the partner also had no tattoos. We both considered it stupid and cheap show-offs. We had a large dropout of those who wanted, before getting a tattoo, a person had to convince us that he needed it, otherwise they suggested we go ... well, where they usually send ...
    Such an argument as if I’m demobilized, I’ll come to the sea, undress and everyone will see that I served in the Airborne Forces, we usually met with an offer to chop a vest and take it. laughing
    I still think that applying tattoos is more suitable for stigmatizing dogs and pedigree cattle, and to show that you are a paratrooper or a tankman, a marine or a sniper is much more correct in your behavior than a stamp on a visible part of the body.
  10. ImPerts
    ImPerts 25 March 2018 16: 05
    +9
    I didn’t get it.
    What I’m glad about.
  11. konstantin68
    konstantin68 25 March 2018 16: 06
    +2
    I have a little star on my bone on my leg as a keepsake. There were five of us in the WG.
  12. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 25 March 2018 16: 11
    +4
    No .... During my service, in the part where I served, this was not accepted ... Yes, and now it is not there, although, being in Southeast Asia, I repeatedly looked into tattoo parlors, accompanying, "corefanov" around the hotel ... He looked at the "tattoo designs" shown IN - REDUCE!
  13. bubalik
    bubalik 25 March 2018 16: 13
    +5
    A bit of history ,,, winked

    Members of the SS who had the blood type in addition to the letters “SS” were subject to a mandatory tattoo. These tattoos were performed on the shoulder, under the arm, or in the sky and gave the advantage of using medical care in front-line hospitals, and in case of accidents made it easier to quickly receive a blood transfusion. After the war, these tattoos served to search for Nazi criminals by international investigative bodies.
  14. Zubr
    Zubr 25 March 2018 16: 16
    +3
    Did you get a tattoo during military service?

    Only a blood type. But these are the art on the body, not only that pampering, but also in addition, can become infected with Hepatitis C.
    1. lemal200
      lemal200 25 March 2018 16: 34
      0
      And AIDS !!!
    2. sabakina
      sabakina 25 March 2018 17: 15
      +4
      Zubr, in some cases, a blood type tattoo can save a life. Everything else is perishable.
  15. AleksPol
    AleksPol 25 March 2018 16: 27
    +3
    The army did not even have thoughts. Yes, and watched strictly. But in old age he made a small, with a Celtic pattern, as the devil pulled laughing
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 26 March 2018 05: 06
      +1
      Quote: AleksPol
      here in old age made a small, with a Celtic pattern, as the devil pulled

      "A gray hair in a beard, and a demon in a rib ..."? wink lol tongue
  16. NN52
    NN52 25 March 2018 16: 50
    +3
    In our cadet years, we had an almost official ban on tattooing. Tattoos were only those who after the army entered the flight. Yes, and the medical commission every six months, they will notice, and it will fly from the political officer with organizational conclusions ..
    Inflicted units from the course ...
    As it was not necessary and there was no desire .. Other interests were, flights and girls ...
    And then, already a lieutenant, even thoughts did not arise on the tattoo ...
    And even more so, when they arrived, a 4-year cadet crashed into the school on Mig 23 ..... Little was found, an empty schoolhouse and a little ... The coffin is still zinc, closed ... And then there were also cases ....
    Therefore, even a blood type was not injected, why?
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 25 March 2018 17: 28
      +6
      Dima, hi MY MOM WORK ON THE DRIVE AND TELL that once, with one emergency from a pilot, they managed to collect 170 grams. Stabbing the body is not the case, but there is psychology, what if death bypasses?
      1. NN52
        NN52 25 March 2018 17: 45
        +3
        Vyacheslav
        170 gr is even a lot .....
        The little finger does not weigh so much .... from the depth of the earth 12 m ...
        We, the pilots, are of course very superstitious, and I, too ... Cats, reports with us on the flight, photos before departure, a lot of things ... But there wasn’t such a belief in our flight environment, if you prick, you will deceive death ,,, ,
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 25 March 2018 17: 58
          +6
          Dim, I’m not talking about flyers, I’m all ... My father was not a lune, a warrant officer of the Airborne Forces, but once, he managed to avoid death when he didn’t jump on the AN-12. That An burned out in the air. Father was recalled from headquarters urgently to the dining room. At the same time, he always tried to earn some money by jumping for the others, there were two of us children.
          1. NN52
            NN52 25 March 2018 18: 06
            +2
            Vyacheslav

            And this is called FATE !!!! And it was she who averted trouble from your father ....

            Sorry, I didn’t like to jump, although under 50 jumps ... If there was no diagnosis, there were 2 jumps a year, otherwise they won’t be allowed to fly ... Moreover, several on the water ....
            1. sabakina
              sabakina 25 March 2018 18: 16
              +6
              Dmitry, I suggest switching to "you." I am 1967 of release. And I think this year is very progressive. Remember how many very good films came out in those years! I’m just silent about weapons.
              1. NN52
                NN52 25 March 2018 18: 27
                +2
                Vyacheslav

                I'm only for you ..
                I am slightly younger, 72 yo ....
  17. fiberboard
    fiberboard 25 March 2018 16: 54
    +3
    Before leaving for Chechnya, he also made himself a blood type on his chest and left hand. Only for some reason it was believed that what should be done is not under the nipple, but above the left nipple. This is necessary, who will understand what kind of blood type you have in the mud of the battalion station. Especially if you are fuel oil and burned jumpsuit along with behi. Everything else is rubbish, the luck salad is still there .. The only thing is that at 74 they barked the head of a bared dog, then you recognize the peasants from it. I arrived at the outpost, I looked at the man with this head. I asked back and forth, found mutual friends and immediately joined the team
  18. bubalik
    bubalik 25 March 2018 16: 58
    +4
    - I see someone with a tattoo, make them wash off.

    Story, usually, with a mockery answered: - So they do not wash off.

    Starley assured: “They are washed off, even as they are washed off,” and he took out a jar with the inscription “Sulfuric acid”.

    Nobody had tattoos. laughing
  19. shuravi
    shuravi 25 March 2018 16: 59
    +4
    Among the officers was not accepted.
  20. konstantin68
    konstantin68 25 March 2018 17: 04
    +4
    Quote: Andrew Y.
    spoil the skin, a personal matter ... but with the "sewing troops", it's time to figure it out.

    Clown.
    1. AleksPol
      AleksPol 25 March 2018 17: 12
      +4
      Taking into account the service for 1 year, I don’t even know what to call this x. , you need to sew from the first day. Yudashkin damn it.
      1. Zubr
        Zubr 25 March 2018 17: 29
        +3
        You probably wanted to say: "Yudashkin is resting" ... laughing
        1. AleksPol
          AleksPol 25 March 2018 17: 51
          +6
          laughing A little different Mudashkin .....
          To release such a miracle against NATO, transgender packs will surrender.
          1. tracer
            tracer April 5 2018 10: 51
            0
            Here it is, the weapon of mass destruction of the "nasty" .. This is a one-year demobilization in demobilic heroic form with accelerants from twisted clothesline. Fear NATO!
    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 26 March 2018 05: 11
      +1
      Quote: konstantin68
      Clown.

      But he will be able to "work" with a scarecrow in the garden !?
  21. sabakina
    sabakina 25 March 2018 17: 06
    +8
    I do not have. Yes, and I did not serve, for some reason this is a separate story. And my father had it. In his youth he did, "TOLA" stuffed on the phalanges of his fingers. I do not know if this helped him or not, but Art. Ensign of the Airborne Forces.
  22. Wolka
    Wolka 25 March 2018 17: 36
    +2
    the stick is always about two ends, therefore I would not advise specialists ...
  23. Glory1974
    Glory1974 25 March 2018 18: 20
    +4
    At military schools (institutes), even when distributed into interesting structures, cadets are examined for tattoos. If there is, goodbye. So if you dream about a career, it’s better not to inject anything.
  24. ural70
    ural70 25 March 2018 19: 16
    +2
    There is. Parachute, IL-76, mountains, years of service, military district, number of the famous regiment. Stuffed in the 2nd year of service. Some beat the blood type and cartridge on the chest in the training, but he did not. Heat and a minimum of sanitary conditions did not favor the normal healing of the tatuhi in the mountain camp.
  25. rocket757
    rocket757 25 March 2018 19: 34
    +2
    Not allowed, from start to finish and on demobilization strictly according to the charter.
  26. shuravi
    shuravi 25 March 2018 19: 35
    0
    So, a little to the topic.
    http://artofwar.ru/editors/l/lisowoj_w_i/text_014
    0.shtml
  27. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 25 March 2018 19: 40
    +3
    Quote: KVU-NSVD
    Tattoos from a fighter - a second time.

    But for our football players - primarily! And everything else - like the game of football itself - is the twenty-fifth thing.
    I do not have. Tattoos - the lot of the Papuans and the natives.
  28. Hariton laptev
    Hariton laptev 25 March 2018 20: 03
    +1
    They made affiliation to the brigade for which they received from the political officer specifically. As the time for a tattoo came every week, a physical examination.
  29. stayer
    stayer 25 March 2018 20: 53
    +1
    If you do not take the natives from the islands of Oceania, then the first tattoos were made by sailors. For what? We remove show-offs and other window dressing. The issue of identifying the body in case of falling overboard and death. Two weeks later, after death in the sea, those parts of the body that are not under clothing, the face, hands, etc. are completely eaten by the fish and other plankton to the bones. Body recognition becomes impossible. Recognized by tattoos on the body.
    Yes, I have a navy portak, and one on foot.
    What motivated? And this is what I wrote and inspired about above. He served in Kamchatka. In February 89th, 114 BKOVR was washed away from the pier during a storm by a sailor (Andrey Chumakov). Found after 9 months. The body was identified only by tattoos on the body and the number on chemical protection. Of course, there was no face or hands.
  30. Palagecha
    Palagecha 25 March 2018 21: 02
    +7
    A tattoo in the army is complete idiocy ... But what was my shock when I went to one of the St. Petersburg Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and at the checkpoint I saw a strong tattooed aunt with the rank of captain. Hands to shoulders in a tattoo. She was wearing a shirt with short sleeves. ... Then he asked the police, it turned out there were a lot of them ... And so the extremely weak faith in the police became even weaker ...
    1. tracer
      tracer 26 March 2018 03: 54
      +3
      Now imagine what is in her head and what is the “steering wheel” on the ass. And this "pelotka" will observe the laws? I doubt very much. A psychiatrist about tattoos will tell you quickly ... the diagnosis is everything.
  31. Vard
    Vard 25 March 2018 21: 45
    +2
    We were strictly forbidden to make a tattoo ... As we were told ... you would have worn a budenok ...
  32. Blue fox
    Blue fox 26 March 2018 06: 24
    +1
    Being an officer during the selection to the combat unit, we candidates were examined, including for the presence of tattoos, this was done during a general medical examination. Everyone went with standard army blood types and “For ...”, but, it seems to me, they rejected the huge motorist from the Ryazan Automobile School, who, in the manner of the movie “from dusk to dawn”, had flames all his back, arms and neck crawled. He already stuffed it with an officer and apparently this alerted our potential personnel officer-employer. Personally, I don’t have tattoos, in my military engineering university there wasn’t such a tradition at that time, then it seemed unnecessary, especially when it was clarified that the test for the group was required to be carried out anyway, and before the operation they used universal blood substitutes. But when I went to the reserve I handed over my personal number in the military registration and enlistment office, like an exemplary Masha, tore off a piece from myself.
  33. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 26 March 2018 08: 36
    0
    He served under the USSR in the part where they didn’t take with tattoos and were extremely negative towards those whose hands itched to fill during service. In a nearby building battalion there, yes ... You used to look and you won’t believe that tank crews, paratroopers, and artillerymen are all from the stall.
  34. AleBors
    AleBors 26 March 2018 23: 41
    0
    I do not have any. Always considered tatuhi something marginal.
    As one friend of my priest says, a former officer, by the way, the Lord marks the fools so much) yes
  35. bessonov932
    bessonov932 27 March 2018 00: 01
    0
    I didn’t. Now I regret - there was a cool pecker in our battery. Army tattoo is a worthy thing. No busting, of course!