Royals fans permanently ink their devotion while team makes postseason run

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Royals comeback against Houston in Game 4 of the American League Division Series is one fans will be talking about for decades to come. Down to six outs, the Royals mounted a furious rally and erased a 6-2 deficit for a 9-6 win.

While many people will go out and buy Royals T-shirts or even tickets for Wednesday's game decisive Game 5, lots of others are turning to a more-permanent souvenir.

Fan Madison Monk said she'd been thinking about getting the Royals’ logo tattoo for a while, and Monday's game was the decision-maker.

"I absolutely love it. You wear a T-shirt whenever you feel like it - I mean you put it on your body for the rest of your life - so you're repping it forever," Monk said of her new tattoo.

Hasone from Revelation Tattoo in Gladstone said he's done nearly 10 Royals-themed tattoos this month, and says the Royals’ logo has been growing in popularity since last year.

The story is the same across town at Grimm Tattoo in Westport, Wes Grimm says the Royals’ logo and anything Kansas City-related is a popular choice, especially for first-timers.

"We definitely do a lot more when they're in first place than the first of the season," Grimm said. "I've tattooed quite a few that only have the Royals logo."

FOX 4 found another Royals fan getting inked, and it wasn’t Emma's first time, but the spirit of the team and her love for the city had Emma deciding to bleed blue. She says it doesn’t matter if the KC’s success is short-lived.

"Kansas City scooped me up and adopted me and whether they're winning or losing, it's all my home now," she said.

For the rest of her life, she's branded a Kansas City Royals fan, and that's okay with her.

At Grimm Tattoo, they're offering one free Royals tattoo each day for the first person who asks for one.



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