Went to each of the recruiting stations and I was kind of disappointed with the Marines because they were not giving out waivers for tattoos. I have half sleeves of a Koi and Phoenix that are both above the elbow up to my shoulder, black no color. Marines is my primary choice so I just want to ask you guys is there any way around it? I asked my friend's brother who is a marine in new york and they pretty much said the same thing so am I shit out of luck? I then went to the Army recruiter but they weren't very helpful. Had some thug pretty much talking about how he has no respect for officers out of college and pretty much kept pressuring my friend and I to just enlist. Didn't even get a chance to talk to a real officer recruiter where as I was able to talk to officer recruiters with the Navy and the Marines. Lastly, went to the Navy recruiter and found them to be the most helpful and insightful. Apparently they give out waivers for tattoos and told me I have a decent shot at getting in. I really have my mind set on Marines but if that is not possible then I guess Navy is a good choice still too. My stats just for the record 23 5'7, 175ish lbs 7ish min mile, 20+ pullups decent shape used to compete amateur boxing bs degree accounting 2.8 gpa clean record/medical history no surgery etc/no arrests etc. My main question is there anyone out there with tattoos who successfully went through the process of getting into OCS in the navy/army/marines ? What kind of advice or actions do you suggest I do? cliffs: -went to army not helpful -marines my # 1 choice cant get a waiver for tattoos anyone know what i can do to get around? -navy seemed to be the best in terms of meeting the qualifications and getting in.