03 September 2011
The Islanders announced Tattoo Lou’s as the teams official tattoo shop in a press release yesterday.
It is a first in professional sports, which includes the Islanders setting up tattoo and body piercing stations at Nassau Coliseum for ten home games this upcoming season. Lou’s will also begin selling “Islanders-centric body jewelry and tattoo-inspired Islanders t-shirts and sweatshirts.”
The Islanders are touting this as a strategic partnership that fits well with the “energetic team on the ice and our youthful fan base around Long Island.”
Last season the team had an official cupcake, Cupcake Gourmet in Huntington, so this type “unique” business deal is nothing new to the organizations. If the deal goes as well as the cupcakes went over last season it will be a real win-win for both sides. If it doesn’t people will have another thing to make fun of the Isles for.