MCBul 1020 DTD 12 APR 2024
12 Apr 2024 | SSIC 01000 Military Personnel

Marines have inherited a legacy that we must honor and preserve for future generations of men and women bearing the title United States Marine, and that means meeting and exceeding the standards the American people have come to expect from our Corps. The American people expect Marines to be disciplined, fit, resilient, and ready to accomplish any mission. They also expect Marines to represent the nation they are sworn to protect. The tattoo policy over the years has balanced the individual desires of Marines with the need to maintain the disciplined appearance expected of our profession. This Bulletin ensures that the Marine Corps standard is documented and widely distributed. This Bulletin is in accordance with references (a) through (h).