WATCH | While some use T-shirts and yard signs to show support for their favorite presidential candidate, others are taking it one step further with tattoos.
Justin Smith, a Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer and longtime supporter, has a tattoo of the democratic presidential nominee on his right leg. (Pictured here, a New York tattoo artist inks a Trump tattoo.)
Posters fade, yard signs fade, but this is showing my permanent lifetime support for secretary Clinton and hopefully our next president.
"She's my biggest role model in life. My biggest inspiration since I was a kid," Smith said. "What better way to show my support than something permanent?"
Smith's tattoo took nearly four hours to complete. He paid $400 for this Hillary Clinton portrait.
I asked Smith what Clinton's response was when she saw his tat. "She loved it," he told me.
'What's more patriotic than Trump?'
According to Josh Dunlap, the owner of Sun Coast Tattoos in St. Petersburg, Fla., portrait-type tattoos have significant meaning. "It's gotta be something that they've got an emotional attachment to," he said.
Dunlap tattooed a portrait of Donald Trump for Twitter user @votetrump77. When asked why he chose to get the tattoo, he told me he wanted "a patriotic tattoo, and what's more patriotic than Trump?" He says feedback has been great.
This is the tattoo Dunlap did for Twitter user @votetrump77. He said it took him thirteen hours to complete and incorporated more than 20 colors.
Where can you get a Clinton/Trump tattoo?
- The Clay Dragon Tattoo Studio in Seabrook, New Hampshire is giving out free Trump tattoos through Nov. 8.
- *Artistic Ink Tattoos and Body Piercing in Summerville, South Carolina (*where Justin Smith got his Clinton tattoo)
- *Sun Coast Tattoos in St. Pete, Florida (*where @votetrump77 got his Trump tattoo)
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