Very First Tattoo

Very First Tattoo

Got my first tattoo for my 70th Birthday. Sgt. J.A. Doss Jr.
Sgt Grit wants to hear from you! Leave your comments below or submit your own story!

25 comments


  • Sgt. William J. Brightwell

    Remember the bucket very well , washed in it , sat on it , you didn’t sit on you bunk you sat on you bucket after 12 weeks you had a nice RING on your BUTT. We were in 6 man squad tents , Platoon 155 , 5th Battalion 1950 .


  • Arthur J. Manning, U.S.M.C. Retired

    Any Marine from boot camp at Parris Island, platoon Number 103, 2nd. Recruit battalion, Depot Honor Platoon. Graduation Date November 1955. Senior DI Staff Sgt. Foster, Other Drill Instructors Staff Sgt.McLemore and Sgt. Bonneau. Like to hear from you.


  • Earl Johnson

    Any body from plt 104 MCRD San Diego 1-5-60 to 3-29-60. Semper Fi Jarheads???


  • John H. Hughes Cpl.

    any Marine out there from Nov. 53 to Nov. 56 2nt Battalion 8th. marines????


  • Norm Spilleth

    A poem learned while hanging from the pull up bar in the squad bay whilst the Junior Drill Instructor (SSgt. Wright, a heavy weight boxing champ in “56” for the Corps), used me and Private “Boneyard (skinny kid) as work out bags: “Beautiful Beaufort by the sea, I am a Sh!t bird from the Yemasee”. Norm Spilleth, platoon 374, August to October, 1960.


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