Ink for Christmas: Aaron Hernandez Appears in Court with New Gang-Related Neck Tattoo

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As former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez appeared in court for the pre-trial hearings on yet another murder charge, the court got a look at the former player’s new tattoo and it isn’t one likely to sit well with either officials or perhaps even a jury.

Hernandez made no effort to hide his newly acquired ink as he sat before the court facing more charges of murder. The tattoo isn’t one that casts the New Englander in a good light, either. All across the right side of his neck is a tattoo given only to members of the “Bloods” street gang. It’s neither the former versatile tight end’s first gang-related tat nor, despite prison ink strictly verboten within the Massachusetts criminal-justice system, the first fresh ink he sports since his incarceration.

Hernandez already has one conviction for murder and he has been remanded to a Massachusetts correctional facility to serve out a life-sentence. But the former player is about to undergo a second trial for murder, this one for the double murder of Daniel Correia and Safiro Furtado, two immigrants gunned down near a Boston nightclub.

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