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We know athletes and tattoos tend to run hand-in hand, but this new job listing has to be one of the craziest things we’ve ever heard. MLS soccer team the Philadelphia Union is looking to hire a Chief Tattoo Officer. Yes, you heard that correctly. A Chief Tattoo Officer.

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The job listing outlined some of what the team wants from whomever is to fill this apparent void:

  • Must operate at a permanent shop of residency in the PA/NJ/DE market
  • If an individual artist, must have endorsement of shop owner to serve this role
  • If a full shop, must disclose participating artists (if not all artists will be part of program)
  • Minimum 5 years experience (post-apprenticeship)
  • Diverse skillset as needed by clientele  including American Traditional, Realism, Japanese and more
  • Must enjoy tattooing snake designs (after all, we have a snake in our crest)
  • Due to player schedules, work may occasionally occur off-site at Philadelphia Union facilities

We immediately thought this had to be a joke. It seems like something you’d find on a team’s website for April Fools Day, but we’re about six-weeks too early for that.

(h/t Mashable)

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