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Here’s the free Bernie Sanders tattoo people are lining up for in Vermont

Libby Nelson is Vox's policy editor, leading coverage of how government action and inaction shape American life. Libby has more than a decade of policy journalism experience, including at Inside Higher Ed and Politico. She joined Vox in 2014.

A tattoo parlor in Bernie Sanders's home state of Vermont is giving away free tattoos of Sanders's distinctive hair and glasses, and people "feeling the Bern" are lining up for them.

Aartistic Inc., a tattoo shop with locations in Montpelier and Winooski, Vermont, started offering the tattoos January 28. So far Aartistic artists have tattooed more than 50 people, tattoo artist and Aartistic owner Tyre DuVernay told Mashable.

Here's what they look like:

DuVernay's strategy isn't new. An Oklahoma tattoo parlor gave away free tattoos of Barack Obama in 2008. And many more people got Obama tattoos that they paid for. In 2012, Politico followed up with five people with Obama tattoos to see how they felt about their body art four years later.

Most of them didn't regret it, except for the John McCain supporter who got the Obama tattoo because he lost a bet on the election. But one cautioned against the awkwardness a visible political tattoo can bring:

Politics are the last thing I want to talk about to anybody. That’s not something I want to deal with every day I have to walk out of the house onto the street in shorts. It just got to be more of a hindrance and annoying than it was cool, I guess you would say.