State Rep. Scott Plakon, not exactly the guy who comes to mind when you think of body art, got a tattoo.
“Really. I’m not kidding. A real one,” the Longwood Republican wrote on his Facebook page, where he also posted photos of what looks like a painful process.
The inking was an “unusual gift” for his wife, Susie, who has Alzheimer’s Disease.
In the social media post, Plakon wrote that his “new life’s mission” is to heighten awareness to the reality of Alzheimer’s.
“What better way to make it permanent than to get a tattoo?” Plakon wrote.
The politician said he stopped at “Infamous Tattoos” in Leesburg on his way home from Tallahassee, where he personalized the purple ribbon signifying Alzheimer’s.
“Susie’s favorite flower is the daisy. For the last three years the name of our team at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s has been “Unforgettable Daisy” in honor of Susie. Sort of an unusual gift but Happy Valentines Day Susie Plakon!”