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Chiefs fan got Travis Kelce’s autograph … tattooed on his arm

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce during the playoff win at Houston in January.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce during the playoff win at Houston in January. jsleezer@kcstar.com

It’s common practice at training camp. The Chiefs players sign autographs for fans all the time.

But Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had a slightly different experience with a fan on Monday, and he talked about the encounter on Snapchat.

“So a guy came up to me after practice and he told me: ‘Sign my arm,’ ” Kelce recounted.

He told the man: “Um, sir, I don’t think that’s the best decision to make at this point.”

“So after I tell him that, the guy proceeds to tell me, he says, ‘No, I’m going straight to the tattoo parlor to get it tattooed on my arm.’ 

Kelce’s response: “You don’t want to do that.”

But about an hour after practice, someone named Joel Smith shared this on Instagram:

 

Told ya Travis! its now permanent!! #redngoldtillimdeadncold

A photo posted by Joel Smith (@lovenmychiefs) on

 

the finished product.

A photo posted by Joel Smith (@lovenmychiefs) on

“Needless to say, me and that man have a bond that can never be broken,” Kelce said. “An awkward bond, but still ... a bond.”

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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