In our #TattooTuesday series we scour fandom to highlight the most-impressive tattoos celebrating a particular team from one of the big-five sports — football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer.
Few acts show one’s commitment to a particular sports team as dramatically as getting a tattoo of their logo or one of the franchise’s star players. This week we head to New England to look at the best-of-the-best Patriots’ ink from Boston and beyond.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TATTOOS
In 2015, a man was arrested in Florida for drug possession and his mugshots made national news due to the sheer audacity of his Patriots tattoo. The law-breaking football fan had Tom Brady‘s helmet inked right onto his thick skull — complete with the Riddell logo smack dab in the middle of his forehead.
Almost as foolhardy, was the fan who got Brady’s mug tattooed on his butt cheek to celebrate New England’s Super Bowl victory in 2017. What follows are some of best tattoos proving each recipient’s equally diehard allegiance to the football team from Foxborough.
TOM BRADY TATTOOS
For more traditional placement of Tom Brady tattoos, we start with a full-color rendition of a pensive No. 12 placed on a client’s calf…
… a shoulder tattoo showcasing five of Brady’s six championship rings…
… and finally, a forearm Brady tattoo featuring the quarterback in a rare running pose.
This tat not only features two iconic Brady poses, but also includes Rob Gronkowski, Malcolm Butler, coach Bill Belichick and even a Patriots cheerleader.
This tattoo was so convincingly executed by Squids Ink Tattoo of Hanover, Massachusetts that it’s easy to believe the recipient was actually born with a Patriots logo just beneath his skin.
This striking full-color tat features both the current and past logos in one integrated piece.
GRONK TOON TATTOO
Only time will tell if legendary Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski will end up looking like this tooned tattoo a decade or two from now.
PATRIOTS ANDROID SKULL
We finish with a tattoo that exemplifies the deadly way the Patriots have marched through opponents with robotic precision during the Belichick-Brady era.