Mark Patinkin: Tattooed Patriots fans have plenty of skin in the game | Video
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Mark Patinkin: Tattooed Patriots fans have plenty of skin in the game | Video

With New England headed to Super Bowl LIII with a shot at a sixth Lombardi Trophy, diehard fans are wearing their allegiance on their sleeves, covering their bodies with a colorful assortment of Patriots tattoos. So if you want to know how serious people are about the New England Patriots, it’s like this. I hear of a fan who’s such a diehard he has his leg covered with Patriots tattoos, including five Super Bowl trophies, and he’s hoping to add a sixth, so I ask to meet him at the Cumberland tattoo shop where he had it done. And I do meet him, but as I walk in, another diehard is on a table on the same mission — in his case, giving the real estate on his left arm to the Patriots. It’s like they’re coming out of the woodwork getting inked for the home team, and I’m told it’s not a new thing. I’m told this by Rob Young, who is 44 and owns two Altered Images tattoo studios, including this one. I ask how many fans he’s inked with local sports tributes, expecting him to say a few dozen, but he scoffs and says, in the […]

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