Military tattoos in the age of Iraq
June 22, 2008 7:52 PM Subscribe
The Skins They Carried. Military tattoos in the age of Iraq.
The second type of military tattoo is for soldiers who want to make their uniform permanent. Some do this for practical reasons, tattooing dog tags complete with military ID and Social Security numbers onto their torsos in case they become separated from their heads during combat. These tattoos, called “meat tags,” can be elaborate: One Killeen variation shows the dog tags in an open wound, wrapped around an exposed rib.
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