Pittsburgh Tattoo Parlors Lose Business as Steelers Struggle
Posted Feb 11th 2007 7:14PM by Michael David Smith
Filed under: Steelers, NFL Fans
A year ago, if you owned a tattoo parlor in Pittsburgh, life was good. You had exuberant Steelers fans plunking down big bucks to have their love for the Super Bowl champions permanently emblazoned in ink on their skin.
This year the Steelers are coming off a disappointing season, and the tattoo business is hurting.
"There's been a dramatic falloff," [a Pittsburgh tattoo parlor owner] practically sighed. "We're still doing maybe one a month, but last year, during the season, people would come in daily, and not just guys, and not just for the Steelers' logo. I did black and gold yin and yangs, a lot of different things that were Steeler-related. One guy talked about putting a whole sleeve of Steeler portraits on himself.
The best part of the story is that the Pittsburgh tattoo parlor owner says he's never done a Browns logo. He seems to think that's because everyone in Pittsburgh hates the Browns. I think it's because a Browns logo would just look like a birthmark