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Tatted Up 49ers Star

Ink Biz BOOMING

For QB's Tattoo Artist

1/20/2013 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0119-kaepernick-tattoo-artistColin Kaepernick's meteoric rise hasn't just been great for the 49ers ... it's also been HUGE for his longtime tattoo artist ... who tells TMZ business has exploded ever since the inked up QB led SF into the playoffs.

We spoke with tat artist Nes Andrion -- who's been working on Colin for years at his shop in Reno where CK played his college ball.

Andrion tells us ... ever since Colin started winning games in November -- when starting QB Alex Smith got a concussion -- customers have been pouring in, asking for 49ers-themed ink.

Nes tells us, "People come in and ask if I am the artist that does Colin’s tattoos, and ask when I think I am going to tattoo him again.”  

Nes adds, “People want to get their tattoos done by the same artist as Colin Kaepernick."

According to Nes, Colin will be coming back in the off-season to finish his enormous angel-demon-themed chest piece.

It's pretty hilarious though, considering Nes is a proud Patriots fan -- but now that Colin's winning, he secretly hopes the 49ers can bring home the Lombardi trophy this year.

"To be honest I want [Colin] to take it even though the Pats are my team. He puts money in my pocket."

Sorry, Tom.

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1.

Twiz    

A story about a sports figure's tattoo artist? Can TMZ sink any lower??

537 days ago
2.

Dan Frederiksen    

Tattoos are so amazingly stupid. So trashy.
Wasting big money, time and health risks to become trash.... sooo stupid!

537 days ago
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heather    

HoT DAMN

537 days ago
4.

Phishie from Philly    

Is it me or is Colin's head to small for his body?
..
Phishie from Philly

537 days ago
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Gretel    

In this case, you seen one you seen 'em all. The "artist" has only one style. There was no need to get one-eighth or so of your body inked with redundancy.

537 days ago
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tylerc85    

Vain! No words!

537 days ago
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Truth    

MONEY TALKS BULLSH*T WALKS. POINT BLANK! #PAT'S_NOT_A_WINNER

537 days ago
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Jim    

T R A S H. Both of 'em.

537 days ago
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BellaJ    

Another slow news day? This is such a non-story!

537 days ago
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kitnplayn    

Hey, why don't you infuse your skin with chemical ink. Dumb phuck.

537 days ago
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David     

I think people who do tattoos are highly dysfunctional and have identity and insecurity issues. However small the tattoos are, it's a sign of something wrong with the person. It's basically my gauge in who I want to hire.

537 days ago
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Bill Leslie    

Pro athlete fatty? That's pitiful.

537 days ago
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happypat35    

All I can say is mmmmm lol. Bump Romo and get this guy please!!!!!

537 days ago
14.

Amy    

Tat's are disgusting!

537 days ago
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Ca2Az    

He gives a whole new meaning of trying "read the QB"

537 days ago
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