Union players and technical staff get inked as part of CTO partnership

Just three weeks after the initial event, the Union were back at Bonedaddy's Tattoo in Aston, Penn., for some more ink.

After a long search, which started in February, the Union announced Bonedaddy's Tattoo with special guest Dan Czar as the organization's first Chief Tattoo Officers. The shop held its first event in late August, with Richie Marquez, Vice President of Marketing Doug Vosik and Sons of Ben founder Corey Furlan all getting tattooed by the shop.

Continuing the partnership, next up was players Marcus Epps and Josh Yaro, as well as assistant coach BJ Callaghan. 

Yaro got a tattoo from John Pohl to commemorate the passing of his mother. It was also his first tattoo, making Tuesday's appointment an extra special event. 

"When the opportunity came up, I thought it would be a good time to get it," Yaro said. "I wanted to get it from a place I could trust, and I thought this was the right place and the right time to get it. It didn't hurt too much either."

Epps's tattoo, by Jay Cunliffe, was his second, continuing his desire to have a full sleeve on his right arm. His tattoo signifies his dream of being a professional soccer player and ultimately achieving that dream. 

"I tried to have it mimic the time I got drafted," Epps said. "Ever since I was three I've wanted to play professional soccer, so I wanted to get this piece to say, catching my dreams, for a while now, so I'm glad I could get it."

Callaghan's tattoo from Czar is also a sleeve tattoo, featuring aspects of his hometown of Atlantic City and his family. 

For Cunliffe, Czar and the rest of the Bonedaddy's shop, the second round of clients just continues the partnership between the shop and the Union. 

"It's been exciting, seeing more players come through and working with them," Cunliffe said. "People have been super supportive of us. I'm exciting for what's to come."

"It's always a good time here," Czar added. "I'm excited to keep going and keep doing cool tattoos. It's fun, it's cool, and it's a great opportunity for all of us. I'm having a great time."

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