Texans fans show dedication any way they can, even with tattoos


by Larry Seward/ KHOU 11 News


Posted on October 9, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 9 at 6:45 PM

HOUSTON—The Texans are 5-0 after their win against the Jets Monday night and some fans are going to extremes to show their support.

At Artistic Impressions, seasonal demand is creating a bull market for Houston Texans fans willing to spend $60 to $150 on team tattoos.

"We get every week, people emailing, calling coming by asking for Texans tattoo. We do them quite often," said tattoo artist Michael Ashford.

"I’ll wait for the Super Bowl," said Texans fan Cody Beers.

"I did have the Texans emblem cut out in my head. But, no tattoos," said fan Pete Rios.

Inside Academy, fans encouraged by last night’s win looked to score too.

"I prefer Texans stuff. I have to rep my Texans whenever," said Rios.

"I got the jersey, I got the hat, I got the hoodie I got the pajama pants. So I’m all set now," said Beers.

Andrew Szpack, a Houstonian from Poland, is now learning the game.

"Number 99… J.J," said Szpack.

Seeing the Texans on Monday night football made his family so excited he’s buying Texans gifts for his wife.

"I’m excited. I know the rules," said Szpack. "Beautiful. I’m so excited yesterday the game. The Texans have new fan!"