From the day Aaron Hernandez was sent to the Bristol County House of Corrections after he was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, we heard reports about jail officials examining his tattoos for any indications of possible gang affiliations. The jail’s gang unit was reportedly not concerned with Hernandez’s tattoos over the summer, but investigators are.
On Wednesday, police announced that they are seeking to speak with any tattoo artists who may have done work on Hernandez’s right forearm between February 2012 and June 2013. The Boston Herald reports that investigators are looking at “specific tattoos” on the former New England Patriots tight end.
Last week, Hernandez was indicted on two counts of first degree murder stemming from a July 2012 drive-by shooting in Boston. That shooting took place within the time frame that investigators are giving special attention to.
Police stressed that any tattoo artists who did work for Hernandez have not been accused of any wrongdoing but may have important information about his ongoing cases.
TMZ has a good before and after shot of Hernandez’s right arm before February 2012 and after, though we have no idea how to analyze tattoos. It’s possible investigators are trying to determine if Hernandez got any tattoos to memorialize his involvement with the double murder.