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Bucs fans mark Super Bowl 55 victory with tattoos

Some shops were offering Tampa Bay Buccaneers tattoos for only $55.
Branden Colton's Tom Brady goat (greatest of all time) tattoo by Jime Litwalk of Built 4 Speed Tattoo in Orlando.
Branden Colton's Tom Brady goat (greatest of all time) tattoo by Jime Litwalk of Built 4 Speed Tattoo in Orlando. [ Courtesy of Branden Colton ]
Published Feb. 10, 2021|Updated Feb. 17, 2021

Buccaneers fan Branden Colton texted his tattoo artist Jime Litwalk days before Super Bowl 55.

“I don’t want to jinx anything, but I took Monday off ... ‚” wrote Colton, “so you better have the most bad a-- drawing in mind you’ve ever seen for that Super Bowl tattoo.”

Around 10 p.m. Sunday night, with the Buccaneers holding a commanding lead in Super Bowl 55, Colton confirmed the appointment, writing “What time tomorrow brotha!!!”

Branden Colton's Tom Brady goat (greatest of all time) tattoo by Jime Litwalk at Built 4 Speed Tattoo in Orlando.
Branden Colton's Tom Brady goat (greatest of all time) tattoo by Jime Litwalk at Built 4 Speed Tattoo in Orlando. [ Courtesy of Jime Litwalk ]

Less than 24 hours after Tom Brady and the Buccaneers hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the 33-year-old salesman from Davenport was the proud owner of a cartoon goat wearing a Brady jersey inked on his calf.

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Buccaneers fans this week are marking the team’s first Super Bowl in 18 years by marking their skin, permanently.

Josh and Haley Rose, of Tampa, show off their fresh Buccaneers tattoos by Angel Cortez at Black Diamond Tattoo two days after the team won Super Bowl 55.
Josh and Haley Rose, of Tampa, show off their fresh Buccaneers tattoos by Angel Cortez at Black Diamond Tattoo two days after the team won Super Bowl 55. [ Courtesy of Angel Cortez ]

Angel Cortez of Tampa’s Black Diamond Tattoo was offering basic, black-and-white Buccaneers tattoos for $55 to celebrate Super Bowl 55, Monday through Wednesday this week. On Tuesday afternoon he said he’d already had about six takers, with more lined up that evening. He also has several new appointments booked for the coming weeks to do more intricate Buccaneers Super Bowl tattoos.

“I wanted to do something for the city, something to celebrate,” Cortez said. “We’re big Bucs fans.”

Josh Rose's Super Bowl tattoo by Angel Cortez at Black Diamond Tattoos on Armenia Avenue in Tampa.
Josh Rose's Super Bowl tattoo by Angel Cortez at Black Diamond Tattoos on Armenia Avenue in Tampa. [ Courtesy of Angel Cortez ]

Kyle Lambert at Bay City Tattoos is offering a similar $55 deal for Bucs tattoos this week. He said he was overwhelmed with messages from people looking to book appointments after he posted about it.

Buccaneers fan Brandon Chrisafis couldn’t wait. He drove to Tampa from his home in New Jersey to be in there for the Super Bowl. The former Clearwater resident was only in town a few more days, but felt like his Super Bowl tattoo needed to be inked in Florida to properly commemorate the trip.

Brandon Chrisafis got this Buccaneers tattoo a day after the team won Super Bowl 55.
Brandon Chrisafis got this Buccaneers tattoo a day after the team won Super Bowl 55. [ Courtesy of Brandon Chrisafis ]
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He walked into Atomic Tattoos at the Countryside Mall on Monday morning and told artist John Boss the elements he wanted to incorporate. Hours later, he was one of the first people anywhere with a Super Bowl 55 Buccaneers tattoo.

“To me, the Buccaneers story, after waiting 18 years for another Super Bowl, is a story of hope,” said Chrisafis, 31, who works in sales. “Anything is possible. I think this tattoo represents hope.”

Jesse Wright shows off his Super Bowl 55 tattoo by Darryn Kennedy at Raven Social Club in Largo.
Jesse Wright shows off his Super Bowl 55 tattoo by Darryn Kennedy at Raven Social Club in Largo. [ Courtesy of Jesse Wright ]

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