|I have been thinking about getting a tattoo but logic tells me otherwise. Do tattoos hinder an individuals chances of getting through the Recon pipeline? BUD/S? SOF? I know the MEPS requirments, I want to know about farther down the line. I would think they might be bad incase you were caught and then the tat could give you away??? Honestyl Im really not sure, that is just my pathetic guess. and I was watching the discover channel, BUD/S class 226, they said canadites with tattoos were less likely to graduate. Why? I can only think of two reasons either the instructors dont like tats, or people with tats are more extraverts and show off type people that are doing it for the wrong reasons therefore DOR during training.