TAMPA, Fla. — Increasingly Lightning followers are turning to the ink as their favourite method to present assist for his or her favourite hockey group.
Inside Bay Metropolis Tattoo in Ybor Metropolis, Richard Bennington acquired a one-of-a-kind Lightning tat on his leg.
“Superior group, love the gamers, love the persona, love the boat parade,” mentioned Bennington.
Rising up Bennington by no means had any want to get a tattoo, it’s superb what a profitable group can do.
“I used to be a conservative man all my life, like in my work and every part, and I retired, grew to become a Lightning fan, I made a decision to simply completely put it on my physique and I instructed Kyle to both go huge or go house,” mentioned Bennington.
Artist Kyle Lambert has executed near 100 sports-themed tattoos over the previous couple of years. He mentioned it’s extra than simply physique artwork, it’s a complete expertise.
“Trigger you already know you’re going to sit down with that particular person for the following hour or nevertheless lengthy it takes to try this tattoo and simply speak about sports activities, speak concerning the group, the gamers and up to date video games,” mentioned Lambert.
Laura Henderson is on Lighting tattoo quantity three. She has one Stanley Cup and two autographs, from Stamer and Kuch.
“Artwork is a ardour of mine, and the Lightning is a ardour of mine, to have the ability to put that on my physique and be a strolling illustration of each,” mentioned Henderson.
These followers mentioned the most effective half is displaying off their dedication on the sport or round city.
“They’re at all times asking me about my tattoos, the place I acquired them, who did them, and the way superior they’re, folks within the grocery shops and every part,” mentioned Bennington.
Laura’s autographs even grabbed the eye of the Bolts’ captain himself.
“He stopped and he seemed proper at me and mentioned, ‘you bought the tattoo, it’s cool,” mentioned Henderson.
For extra info on Lambert, message him on Instagram.