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North Carolina Man Inks Caitlyn Jenner Tribute on Arm

He says the tattoo is a tribute to the "bravery" of the LGBT community.

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    Man Gets Caitlyn Jenner Tattoo on His Arm

    North Carolina man shows support for Caitlyn Jenner by getting her image tattooed on arm. Bill O'Neil reports. (Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015)

    After appearing on a box of Wheaties and gracing the cover of Vanity Fair, Caitlyn Jenner has made another debut: Jenner now features prominently on the arm of one North Carolina man, who underwent a four-hour tattooing session on Tuesday.

    Jason Hatfield of Greensboro, North Carolina, said he got the tattoo because “Caitlyn Jenner’s been so brave,” he told NBC News affiliate WXII in North Carolina. "As an athlete and everything that was done before she came out, she was incredible. And now she's a thousand times the role model a Kardashian is!"

    Hatfield, who is gay, said the tattoo on his left forearm is "my tribute not only to the transsexual community and the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] community and my personal friends, but also their bravery as well.”

    Jenner, 65, was born Bruce Jenner and was first known to Americans as the gold-medal winner in the men’s decathalon in the 1976 Summer Olympics. Jenner later became known as the husband of Kris Jenner and stepfather of Kim Kardashian on the E! reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Prior to her Vanity Fair cover reveal, Jenner preferred to use male pronouns and her birth name in reference to herself, simply referring to her future female-presented self as “her.”