When the Army reversed its much-hated tattoo policy, many cheered Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey, who was a driving force behind the decision.
But Dailey, who became the Army's top senior enlisted soldier on Jan. 30, doesn't have any ink of his own — for now.
Your SMA has recently given some serious thought about getting a tattoo, and he had an inspired idea:
What if he asked soldiers to pick some ideas for a tattoo, and then put the best up for an Army-wide vote?
"I'm a big morale guy. I'm a positive person," Dailey said. "We're always trying to raise morale, so I said one day, 'let's set up a website and the soldiers get to pick my tattoo, they vote on it.' Could you imagine?"
Dailey's staff quickly warned him of the potential pratfalls of putting it up to a public vote. SMA himself joked that soldiers could make him get a My Little Pony tattoo, and that would be no good.
All that said, Dailey isn't ruling out the idea. He even encouraged Army Times to write this story as a trial balloon.
Just remember, Mrs. Dailey probably will have a bigger say on the matter than you will.