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D.C. official vows to get D.C. flag tattoo

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh agreed to get a tattoo of the D.C. flag on a radio show last week. Hatchet File Photo
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh agreed to get a tattoo of the D.C. flag on a radio show last week. Hatchet File Photo

This post was written by staff writer Emily Robinson.

A D.C. Council member will be following through on her promise to get a tattoo of a D.C. flag, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Council member and GW Law School professor Mary Cheh joined in on a pact to get the tattoo on WAMU 88.5’s “Kojo Nnamdi Show” on Friday.

Since 2012, NBC reporter Tom Sherwood, who is the political analyst on the radio show, has said he would get inked if someone made a donation of at least $5,000, The Post reported. He lowered the required gift to $3,000 on the show last week, giving Cheh and Nnamdi the chance to join in on the pact.

At first, Cheh tried to back out of the pledge, claiming she meant she would only get the tattoo if someone donated an additional $3,000. But a spokeswoman for Cheh said the council member decided to go through with it anyway, after seeing the potential tattoo’s hype on social media.

“I can confirm the council member is getting the D.C. flag tattoo,” Cheh spokeswoman Kelly Whittier told The Washington Post. “She’s just being a good sport and participating in it still. She was like ‘yeah, why not?’”

Cheh said the tattoo would also be a symbol for her support for D.C. statehood, she told NBC Washington.

“I’m also a staunch D.C. statehood advocate, so when I was presented with the opportunity to join Tom and Kojo in the D.C. flag tattoo pledge, it was no question that I wanted to participate and support everything this effort stands for,” she told the news organization.

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