Status of tattoos in soldiers
The discussion took place in an open atmosphere, the delegates listened to many discussions, including opinions of young soldiers serving in the army. In general, the speeches of experts and delegates inside and outside the army unanimously affirmed that: Over the years, the army has maintained good discipline, built a healthy cultural and civilized lifestyle in the army. officers and soldiers, especially new soldiers and young soldiers. In many agencies and military units, 100% of soldiers do not have tattoos. However, there is still a phenomenon in some military units that some soldiers have tattoos.
Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Anh Tuan, Deputy Head of the Readers and Collaborators Department, People's Army Newspaper said: Through a survey by a reporter of the People's Army Newspaper, it was found that in units with soldiers with tattoos, the rate was higher. This ratio is less than the total number of soldiers of the 3D printed hoodie unit, the highest place is about more than 10%. Soldiers' tattoos are usually small, have simple content, are not offensive, are tattooed before entering the army... Therefore, young people with tattoos are not offensive, not contrary to the selection regulations. still be considered by the military service councils in the localities and the receiving units for enlistment according to regulations. Since enlisting in the military unit, there has been no tattoo of soldiers.
Not welcoming, encouraging but also not discriminating
Discussions said that, now in our country as well as many countries around the world, some young people have squandered many opportunities because of these seemingly very private tattoos. For example, job opportunities, because in some countries like Korea and Japan do not recruit tattoo workers. Miss Ngoc Han, who has been invited to consult for many beauty contests, said that she regrets many very talented and beautiful contestants but "entangled" with tattoos on her body. For such cases, she often advises that it is best not to be ambitious in beauty contests, because any organizer will give an "unsuitable" reason to exclude contestants. has tattoos on his body.
In the armed forces, according to Colonel Nguyen Van Giang, Deputy Director of the Military Medical Department (General Department of Logistics): The law has very specific regulations on recruiting young people to join the army to serve in the army. team, these regulations are very specific, cases with tattoos are not selected, cases with tattoos are still considered for selection. This is based on the nature and specificity of each tattoo. And so, in the army there are still soldiers with tattoos, but these tattoos are not offensive, not contrary to current regulations. Even after receiving troops, the viking hoodie units still conduct inspection and review, if there are still soldiers with offensive tattoos, contrary to the regulations, they will be disqualified from the army. Colonel Do Ngoc Anh said that in the 312th Division (1st Army Corps), there were 10 cases in 2018 and in 2019 there was a case of a soldier being dismissed from the army for having offensive tattoos, contrary to regulations.
Any solution with tattoos?
At the seminar, the delegates presented many solutions to deal with tattooing activities among young people. Through the researches of Assoc. Prof, Dr. Dinh Hong Hai, anthropology expert, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vietnam National University, Hanoi) and Master Nguyen Kim Anh, teacher of Phan Huy Chu High School Hanoi) said that, although in recent times, social attitudes are more open to tattoos, but in general, the popular opinion is still that the opinion that tattooed subjects often have a low cultural background. The solution mainly focuses on methods of propaganda, education and persuasion; attach importance to prevention rather than prevention; clearly explain to young people the consequences of tattooing, thereby affecting their perception and actions.