Liverpool fans pay tribute to the 96 Hillsborough victims.

Liverpool fan gets every name of the 96 Hillsborough victims tattooed on his back

Published Add your comment

In the weeks since jurors concluded that the 96 Hillsborough victims were unlawfully killed in 1989, tributes to those who lost their lives have come in thick and fast.

Minute silences were held in matches across the Premier League following the verdict whilst clubs across England all had their unique ways of paying their respects.

However, one Liverpool fan has gone to extreme lengths to pay homage.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

Article continues below

Jason Edwards, 42, decided to get every name of the 96 Hillsborough victims tattooed on his back.

See a picture of the end result below.

Article continues below



Asked why he decided to get the tattoo, he said, per the Liverpool Echo: “It’s a tribute on behalf of all Liverpool fans to the families of the 96.

“So much has been said and written about what happened but we now know the fans weren’t to blame.

“It was a tragedy that should never have happened and those who died must never be forgotten.”

Jason, who was 15 at the time of the disaster, also decided to get his son and daughter’s names - Ciaran and Lily - tattooed in Thai symbols next to the Liverpool badge, with “my kids will never walk alone” below.

“The tattoo isn’t a stunt,” he added. “The Hillsborough disaster ripped the heart out of Liverpool and this is my tribute for the 96 and their families.”

Liverpool v Villarreal CF - UEFA Europa League Semi Final: Second Leg

In total, Jason’s artwork took four-and-a-half hours to complete and cost £160.

He claims it isn’t finished and intends to get the words ‘Hillsborough 96’ and some angels added to the piece.

Meanwhile, Liverpool suffered defeat in the Europa League final on Wednesday night despite going into half time with a 1-0 lead.

Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring against Sevilla with a wonderful strike but three second-half goals from the La Liga outfit saw the trophy return to Spain for a third-successive term.

Liverpool v Sevilla - UEFA Europa League Final

A poor performance after the break was arguably to blame for Liverpool’s defeat yet manager Jurgen Klopp believes refereeing decisions didn’t go their way.

He said, according to Sky Sports: “Today there were four decisive, obvious decisions and all were against us. In a final when it’s close you need a little luck and we didn’t have it. If it was 2-0 at half-time it’s different.

“Now we are frustrated, but tomorrow or in a week we all see it more clearly and we will use it.

“We are out of international competitions [next season], there’s not a lot of football on Wednesdays and Thursdays and that means a lot of time to train.

“We will come back stronger for sure."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Steven Gerrard
UEFA Champions League
Luis Suarez
Europa League
Fernando Torres
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again