Aaron Hernandez appears to have gotten 'lifetime' neck tattoo while imprisoned

Published May. 21, 2015 3:26 p.m. ET

Former New England Patriot and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez appeared back in court on Thursday where he pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted witness intimidation in connection with a 2012 double murder case.

Despite being confined to prison, it appears that Hernandez has managed to obtain a new tattoo on the right side of his neck of some sort of star design, the top of which reads, "LIFETIME." Here's a close-up look and a view from a bit further away:

ABC News reports that prison officials confirmed that the tattoo is gang-related and that Hernandez got inked by jailhouse artists at MCI-Shirley’s Souza Baranowski Correction Center, a medium-security prison. District Attorney Daniel Conley had no comment about the tattoo, according to WCVB-TV Boston's Kelley Tuthill.

[H/T Shutdown Corner, WCVB]