Boston woman gets neck tattoo that resembles Blue Jays logo, Twitter goes nuts
Sometimes a tattoo is just a tattoo.
So says Amanda Fiske, the 25-year-old Boston dog walker who has been given the gears by some people online for her blue jay and red maple leaf neck tattoo that also resembles a certain Toronto sports team logo.
Fiske, who got the skintag a year ago, didn’t know her ink — inspired by her love of blue jay birds who used to chow down on a bird feeder at her parents home in the Boston suburbs, and the fall colours of New England, according to an interview she recently did with VICE — was a dead ringer for the Toronto Blue Jays logo.
A pal pointed it out so she brought it up on her own Twitter account a year ago.
“Okay well my neck is LITERALLY the Toronto blue jays logo. F—,” she wrote at the time and then moved on.
Then other sports fans got into the mix, including Chicago Cubs fan Jon Teegs who only just tweeted adjoining photos of her tattoo and the Blue Jays logo last Saturday — writing it was the “funniest thing I’ve seen all day.”
His tweet since got over 3,000 retweets and 14,000 likes.
Subsequently, Fiske put out a statement on both her Facebook and Twitter accounts on Tuesday (June 12) to clarify the whole situation.
“Look,” she wrote. “I love my blue jay tattoo, it’s my favorite thing on my body. This whole thing has gotten so out of control, people are blowing it out of proportion, I don’t want to get rid of it or cover it etc. I’ve had it almost a year now and I don’t regret it at all so for the love of god don’t twist my words. I’m making this public because the amount of messages I’ve been getting is kind of stupid. Thanks and have a lovely day xo.”
Stupid on Twitter? C’mon!