Former New England Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez appeared in court yesterday for a hearing on his second murder trial. At the trial he was less covered up than usual, and sported a fully revealed tattoo that displays allegiance to the Bloods.
In previous court appearances, Hernandez does not appear to have this marking, which leaves onlookers to believe that he had this inked sometime between his April conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd, and his May arraignment for the killings of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
The neck tattoo was always covered up, until now:
The tattoo reads “lifetime loyalty” directly above a five pointed start. This five pointed star is one of the most commonly used symbols of the Bloods gang.
The former NFL star’s trial for the 2012 double murder is slated to begin early next year – potentially as soon as January 19th.
Hernandez is already serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Image: AP Photo/Steven Senne