Huntsville, Ala. — A newly revised tattoo policy that removes the limit on the number and size of soldiers’ tattoos is effective immediately, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Wednesday.
The new revision to the appearance policy still prohibits soldiers from having tattoos on their necks, and the ban will remain on tattoos that are extremist, racist or sexist, Odierno said at the AUSA conference here.
Here’s hoping this isn’t the worst April Fool’s joke evah.
The old policy was a stupid self inflicted wound. I don’t like tattoos, and don’t intend to ever get one. But as long as they aren’t extremist or show when in dress uniform, they’re not a detriment to mission accomplishment.