We’re always searching for the interesting ways Mustang enthusiasts show their pride and these tattoos set the bar. You can classify these tattoos anywhere from “huge fan” to “all-out fanatic,” as these two guys have gone above and beyond to let everyone know what their ride of choice is.
Kent Knox wanted to show off how much Mustang and the Blue Oval meant to him. He went with “Mustang 5.0” and the iconic running pony to complement a tribute to his father’s favorite car of all-time–a 1987 Ford Mustang 5.0 convertible.
“What better way to show your love for Mustang than a tattoo,” said Knox. “I love Mustangs and wanted to show everyone. Plus, it’s a pretty sweet tattoo.”
It’s true–you really need to be devoted to the Mustang lifestyle to get one tatted on and for Kent, taking that leap was an easy choice. Kent is hoping he can spread his pride to his children and live the father-son-Mustang dream together:
The second tattoo is that of Johnny Mariotti, a Chicago, Illinois native. Through his childhood, John fancied cars like the 1969 Mustang and became an avid reader of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords. Further fueling his passion for Pony cars and his fondness of Vaughn Gittin Jr., he decided to go with a tattoo of Gittin’s custom 1969 Mustang RTR-X on his left arm.
“It is a lifestyle and personality,” said Mariotti. “There is a camaraderie that separates us from import car enthusiasts or Chevy, for example. We are a humble group, because we represent the car for the everyday guy.”
And he’s certainly right, there is a general camaraderie that exists between members of the Mustang community that goes far beyond the occasional thumbs up when two Mustangs travel past one-another.
The car might be changing how it looks for the 2015 model year. It might sound different and it might even feel slightly different, but the community will remain the same and the Mustang’s legacy will not only live on, but continue to grow as we welcome more new faces to the ranks. Tattoos like these and Facebook pages devoted to Mustang-themed tattoos are sure signs that the Mustang’s lifeblood runs deep and that won’t be changing anytime soon.
News Source: Ford Social
Image Credit: Vaughn Gittin Jr.