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Discussion in 'Infantry' started by Dillon76, Apr 19, 2006.

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  1. Dillon76

    Dillon76 Crow

    Can any Para Reg blokes out there clarify this for me.

    Im having a debate with a bloke from work, who is adamant that Paras who get the capbadge tattoo only ever get it on their right arm. I disagree with this and think it can be on any arm.

    Ive seen one picture of a bloke with wings tattooed on his right arm and the capbadge on the left, but other than that any pictures I can find all show it tattooed on the right arm.!!


  2. londonirish

    londonirish Clanker

    Ross Kemp, the actor, has his transfer, sorry tattoo, sometimes on the left and sometimes on the right, so it must be ok to have it on either. Surely the BBC always gets these things right. There's you answer :)
  3. Private_Pike

    Private_Pike Clanker

    Pte. Pete Golden, the famous ARRSE icon and cassanova had his on his manly chest :wink:
  4. The_Duke

    The_Duke Clanker Moderator MiA (Donor)

    Either upper arm, chest, lower arms....just about anywhere really!

    Better yet, Fallschirmjaeger across the back or the "Lost Tribe" totem pole!
  5. Fallschirmjager

    Fallschirmjager Clanker MiA (Donor)

    I'd say 80% of blokes (who have the tattoo) have the capbadge on their right arm. The other 20% on the left arm, forearm or chest. The "Lost Tribe" totem pole is a cracking tattoo!
  6. billyruffian

    billyruffian Clanker

    It used to depend on how pished you were ( this back in Jaguar Jacks Day)
  7. the_matelot

    the_matelot Clanker MiA (Donor)

    I know of a jock para who had a cannabis leaf tat done on his arm when he was pished!!
  8. Spenny

    Spenny Clanker

    Never seen the "Lost Tribe" Totem Pole tattoo before. Fallschirmjager, I dont suppose you have a picture of it by any chance?

    One of the Staff on my P Coy had AIRBORNE accross his shoulder blades in a kind of "Ye Olde English" style of writing - very smart!!
  9. Birdy

    Birdy Clanker

    From what I've seen it's usually the top of the right arm.
  10. kennys-go-nad

    kennys-go-nad Clanker

    I was told that Mr O Reed had a tattoo on the tip of his penis in the form of a Pegasus. when he was PFA
  11. My best mate (ex-1 Para) had his wings done on his right arm, in the position the wings would be if wearing uniform.
  12. Cutaway

    Cutaway Clanker

    Slightly off topic but reference the late, great Mr Reed, he was interviewed on a moronic european-style programme called The Big E in the early nineties.

  13. Ronnie8781

    Ronnie8781 Clanker

    I rermeber a Canadian guy a few years ago in 2 Para having the totem pole spanning his back looked fantastic!!
  14. Spenny

    Spenny Clanker

    Does anyone know where I can see a picture of "The Lost Tribe" Totem Pole Tattoo? Id be interested to see what it looks like (yes I know it looks like a totem pole before someone makes a smart arrse comment.)


  15. Dillon76

    Dillon76 Crow

    Thank you. The general opinion seems to be that you can have the capbadge tatoo anywhere.
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