Kevin McCarthy Jr. Washington Redskins Fan, Germantown, MD
Tell me about your Redskin tattoos.
I have three Redskins Super Bowl MVP autographs on my arm and 20 names of Redskins Hall of Famers in sequential order down my back as well as three helmets. For the autographs, did you have the players sign your arm? No. I had them sign a sheet of notebook paper. I took that to the tattoo artist and they transferred it over.
Are you the world's biggest Redskin fan?
Yes, I am. But I would also like to point out that I'm a pioneer. Instead of getting the normal tattoos of skulls and dragons, I thought out of the norm. So I said, "Hey, I'll get a Redskins tattoo." Now I'm seeing more people than ever getting Redskins tattoos after seeing mine. I planted the seed in the minds of fans who were eager to do something more for their team.
How do you feel about the Hogettes, those guys who put on dresses and pig snouts to show off their love of the Redskins?
I like them a lot. Their dedication to the game is something no one ever thought of before. They stuck with it, and it wasn't a fad. I'm not going to say I'm a bigger fan than they are, but I've gone through 25 hours of pain, while they are wearing dresses.
Would you ever get a tattoo of Daniel Snyder, the hated Redskins owner?
No. He might sell the team, and that would be like having a girlfriend's name tattooed on your body after you've broken up. Do you have any regrets about these tattoos? No, that's why I plan for so long before I get them. Actually, the only regret I have is that my back isn't long enough to continue the Redskins Hall of Fame roster.
We've heard that you have a special shirt to show off your back tattoos. How does it work?
I figured I spent all this money to show off my team, so I took a Redskins T-shirt, cut out a big rectangle in the back so I could go to a game and show off all my back tattoos. Then I added three Redskins-colored buttons so if I ever go into a restaurant with the shirt I can button it up and not offend anyone or break the "No shoes, no shirt, no service" law.