Brooklyn man has a New York Times T magazine tattoo on his chest

(Photo: Mary Pilon)

(Photo: Mary Pilon)

New York Times sports reporter Mary Pilon put this photo on Instagram earlier today and wrote: “NYTimes chest tattoo sighting in Martha’s Vineyard. All the news that’s fit to ink? #readerloyalty”

Mary Pilon

Mary Pilon

She tells Romenesko readers that the old-style New York Times T Magazine logo tattoo belongs to Brooklyn-based illustrator and mushroom grower Aaron Tung. A friend gave it to him in 2009, when he moved from New York to Los Angeles. (Tung ended up returning to New York eleven months later.)

“It’s still there as a reminder of his love for the city,” writes Pilon. “He informs me that he is a satisfied NY Times subscriber. Aaron adds, regarding the magazine’s new logo. ‘It’s unfortunate they changed it.’ But he thinks his tattoo could almost be better because it’s more original and vintage now.”

* @marypilon | Aaron Tung’s Cancerpantz

* UPDATE: Check out this Times tattoo in my Facebook comments. (“I got mine back in 2008,” writes Lori Todd. “Former news page designer forever in love with typography.”)

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