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Fighters, Ink: “You have to earn the right to have a Parachute Regiment tattoo”

Army Parachute Regiment reservist Private Karl Fraser's tattoo

Having a tattoo isn’t a barrier to joining the Army. Parachute Regiment reservist Private Karl Fraser shares his body art.

“On my chest is a tattoo of a PARA cap badge which I got after doing several tours in Afghanistan.

“Although you are allowed tattoos in the Army, you have to earn the right to have a Parachute Regiment tattoo just as you earn the right to wear your wings.”

Private Karl Fraiser's parachute regiment tattoo

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