Lincoln City FA Cup success prompts Imps tattoo boom

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A tattooist in Lincoln has seen a recent boom in the number of people requesting Lincoln City themed tattoos following the club’s historical FA Cup success.

Jays Inks Tattoo Studio, on Garmston Street, has reported a spike in the number of clients going in and requesting tattoos to show their support of the Imps.

Jason Bird and his wife, Frankie, who run Jays Inks Tattoo Studio. Photo: Megan Taylor

Jason Bird, who owns the shop, said: “Since last Saturday when they won to get into the quarter finals there has been a massive influx of people coming in for tattoos.

“The day that they actually won I was tattooing a supporter and he kind of gave me an idea by saying that with all the fans now there will be a lot of people wanting Lincoln City tattoos.”

With that, Jason and his artists set about coming up with a few Imp-themed designs and putting them online to see how they would be received on social media.

Within days, they received a surge of people booking in for the following week to get the inkings.

Photo: Megan Taylor

Photo: Megan Taylor

He said: “The craziest design so far is one of the artists decided to combine the Lincolnshire sausage with one of the football badges and create a custom design that says ‘Lincolnshire’s finest’ and then an image of a Lincolnshire sausage. That seems to be the most popular one out of all of them at the minute.”

The popular Lincolnshire sausage tattoo amongst some of the other designs available. Photo: Megan Taylor

On Saturday, March 11 Lincoln City will play Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the sixth round of the FA Cup. There is always the possibility that they will get knocked out, but Jason maintains that supporters won’t regret their inkings if that does happen.

He said: “The tattoos will still mean a lot to a lot of people in Lincoln. They’ve made history and this is a time they’ll want to remember for the rest of their lives, so the tattoos will always be important to them.”