13 hours, 20 colors: St. Pete man gets tattooed for Trump

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While some use T-shirts, hats and yard signs to support their favorite presidential candidate, one St. Petersburg man is taking it a step further.

He got tattooed for Trump.

  • St. Pete Beach business does Sean’s tattoo
  • It took 13 hours, 20 colors of ink
  • Reactions have been positive, according to Sean

"This is the first time in my life I have had a choice," said Sean (he asked that his last name not be used).

"I can vote for another career politician or a citizen, a businessman, someone who knows problems and is known for solving problems."

Joshua Dunlap, owner of Sun Coast Tattoos on St. Pete Beach, did the tattoo. He has inked portrait tattoos before, but nothing quite like this.

"I was really excited to do the piece first off from an artist standpoint. I get to use color," Dunlap said. "And secondly, it’s immediately recognizable. I feel that it makes it more difficult because if there’s an error, the whole world will see it because they know, the whole world knows what Donald Trump looks like."

The tattoo took 13 hours and 20 different colors of ink.

Sean said the time and pain was worth it, and he’s only gotten positive reactions so far.

"In a word, love," he said. "Just love. For the tattoo, for Trump. Even people who don’t like Trump, love the tattoo."

Sean said he’s confident Trump will win the election, but if he doesn’t he has no plans to remove the tattoo.

Trump will return to Tampa on Wednesday. He will hold a rally at the Florida State Fairground entertainment hall Wednesday at 1 p.m. The doors open at 10 a.m.

Tickets are available via the Trump campaign website.

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August 22, 2016 |

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