Update: This post now includes a variety of patriotic and conservative tattoos sent to TheBlaze. You can see them at the end of the story.
Day two of the three-day CPAC event in Washington DC revealed a side of the Conservative world that is rarely seen by the media: tattoos.
On Thursday night, during the very crowded Blog Bash event at CPAC, we spotted a very one special tattoo.
That tat surprised all of the Blazer staffers that have seen it, so we decided to see if there were others at the conference who might be sporting some "ink." (After we share some of the tattoos that we found on Friday afternoon, we will reveal the single tattoo voted "Most Conservative" by virtually every single person who has seen it.)
Meet 21-yr-old Jeremy Freeman, a young Conservative who shared his personal motto, inked onto his right bicep just six months ago.
Here's the closeup of Jeremy's arm art.
While we scanned the massive crowd for possible hidden tattoo owners, we spotted this gentleman from Dallas, Texas - Ian Jacobson.
Ian was proud to share several of the tattoos on his very tall frame. Most are on his legs and all are religious in nature.
Word spread through the CPAC network and some have started submitting conservative tattoos to us. This one features Brian Tupper, and his #TCOT tat. "#TCOT" is Twitterspeak for "Top Conservatives On Twitter." (If you are a Twitter user, we invite you to let Mr. Tupper know how you feel about his arm tattoo. His Twitter handle is @BryTupper.)
Conservative tattoos were not as rare as one might expect. In our search for more of them, we came upon a web site that actually collects images of tattoos that just feature the Gadsden Flag related tattoos like this one.
All of the tattoos featured above are certainly worthy of the title of "Conservative." However, they pale in comparison to the body art we found on a woman at the Blog Bash. She is a married mother of three who happens to have a very deep affection for former President Ronald Wilson Reagan. That appreciation for the 40th President inspired this.
If you have a Conservative bit of skin art that you would like to share with TheBlaze, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will consider adding it to this collection of tattoos.
Here are a few more tattoos submitted by faithful readers of TheBlaze:
Laurie -- who served as a Captain and Medical Crew Director in the U.S. Air Force -- shared this snapshot of her very permanent USAF Flight Nurse wings.
USAF Flight Nurse tattoo
Blaze reader David G. tells us that his G.O.P. tat was applied in Australia, with the locals assuming that it was an homage to the "Grand Old Party of life."
Scot B's Mount Rushmore ink also came with a comment. "Sad that images of americana are considered "conservative."
Mount Rushmore tat
"Live Free or Die" came from a "A Kansan tattooed in Texas."
(H/T: Tracy Connors)