MLS club to appoint first-ever “Chief Tattoo Officer”

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This is out there, but pretty cool.

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The Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer have advertised for a new position with the club, listing a job as a “Chief Tattoo Officer” who will provides services to the player and front office staff plus be present at fan events to dish out tattoos.

What are the main job responsibilities for the new CTO? My favorite “requirement” in the listing is this: “Must enjoy tattooing snake designs (after all, we have a snake in our crest).”

Here are the full details below, where you can also apply for the job with the Union.

Why are the Union looking for someone to ink up players and front office staff?

Here’s what they said in the listing.

“Tattoos are a vital part of sport, fan and supporter culture. Just as tattoos are for life, fans choose a club to passionately support for life. As our club grows, players and staff are joining the Union from geographies outside of Philadelphia. Given their love for tattoos and unfamiliarity with their new city, they often look for guidance in seeking a new, local artist.”

Be on the lookout for Union head coach Jim Curtin with a Philadelphia Flyers logo tattooed on this neck in the opening week of the 2017 MLS season…