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These die-hard Clinton and Trump supporters got tattoos so you know their devotion is real

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These die-hard Clinton and Trump supporters got tattoos so you know their devotion is real

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.

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New York tattoo artist gives a Donald Trump fan a tattoo. (CNN)

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.
Justin Smith, a Clinton campaign volunteer

"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?"


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Hillary Clinton tattoo on a leg via Artistic Ink Tattoos and Body Piercing in Summerville, South Carolina. (Courtesy: Justin Smith)

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.

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Before and after photos of Trump tattoo via Sun Coast Tattoos in St. Pete, Florida. (Courtesy: @votetrump77)

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?

Check out our gallery below for more photos and tattoo shops featured in this article.

Would you get a Clinton or Trump tattoo?

Follow Kay Angrum on Twitter @kayangrum.

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