I DOUBLE DARE you to get one of your chosen regiment or corp before you get to basic, once their slap your section commander on the back and tell him you have got this one in the bag, so their is no need for him to raise his voice because you are already part of the big show! (while sporting your new tat)
Lukie quality chap, got a lol from me. Their was a chap who joined the royal marines, but before getting their got the dagger tatoo, they were pissed to say the least and thus destroyed him mentally during first few weeks and said chap left. Although he now has to explain to EVERYONE why he had said dagger on arm. Who can think of an excuse?