August 17th, 2010
03:29 PM ET

Soldiers' tattoos in Marjah

During a recent embed with Marines in Marjah, Afghanistan, photographer Mauricio Lima asked the men to share the stories behind their tattoos.  She captured bulldogs, Arabic inscriptions, on-skin memorials and more.

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  1. atal

    Ha ha ha...

    August 22, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. American Soldier

    You are one to talk. Look at the drivel you have posted this time.

    August 22, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. George Patton

    I've noticed that, why is there a lit fuse sticking out the top?

    August 21, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. George Patton

    Well said. I have suspected him for some time, also that Daniel-2 they seem to have some kind of strange relationship.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Warren

    Now that picture should turn some of the NATO forces on,shouldn't it?It makes them feel like fighting in Afghanistan,although they don't belong there.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Military-Industrial Complex

    Considering the "US Army Forever" part of your ID, I would find this surprising, save for the fact your probably just some junior Taliban kid in a cave somewhere, too stupid to just go blow himself up and instead having to sit at your group's one 20 year old computer, blogging about how evil we Americans are for trying to better the lives of the Afghan people.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • American Soldier

      Isn't that the name of the people who control America nowadays,Military-Industrial-Complex?How ironic???

      August 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    I guess that they're trying to make themselves out to be the heros that they're not!Enough of this sickening bravado already!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Andrew Lubin

    They're MARINES, and not soldiers. When are you Time morons going to learn the difference???

    August 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • That guy

      Yea, while the people you so dearly support perform meetings in in civilian homes with families restrained in another room as 'missile insurance'.

      August 17, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      You sure got that right,That guy!

      August 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • That guy

      Camp? What Taliban camp? They hide in the population as if there was a camp I can guarantee NATO forces would dive in toe to toe. Home amongst his family? really now, the Taliban split up for exactly this reason and separate from their families unless they are Taliban-pay-roll. The Taliban is notorious in using civilian structures and homes 'temporarily' to reduce their profile, blurring civilians INTO THEIR OPERATIONS as CONCEALMENT. Baby killers you say? Who's the one using innocent Afgan homes for forward operating bases with civilians still inside? Certainly not NATO as they have bases, and when NATO takes an area to use as a F.O.B. they pay locals for the property and DON'T hold them hostage there like the Taliban to use as human shields; or use them as insurance for if a strike DOES OCCUR they can claim NATO deliberately hit women and children. Don't give me that freedom fighter crap, whatever credentials they had in driving out the soviets, they lost when they turned around and suppressed their own population to THEIR VERSION of Islam among other brutalities.

      August 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • That guy

      Oh, so you assume that everyone in Afganistan is agreeing with the Taliban? That everyone wants to shelter these fighters in their home. I sure that's exactly what a group of Taliban fighters where thinking when they barged into an Afgan home to use as cover and forced the family into one room. That building was bombed and only after were the family discovered in a small room in the home. There are the people you support.

      August 17, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      I was thinking the same thing. You would think that CNN and TIME would know the difference but apparently not. Someone needs an education.

      August 20, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |