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Mineola man featured on TLC's 'NY Ink'

Artist Chris Torres tattoos Mineola's Craig Pinto on

Artist Chris Torres tattoos Mineola's Craig Pinto on an episode of the TLC Network's "NY Ink." Photo Credit: /

Craig Pinto's battle with Crohn's disease and Celiac Disease caught the attention of TLC, and the network featured him on Thursday night's episode of "NY Ink".

Artist Chris Torres tattoos Mineola's Craig Pinto on
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Artist Chris Torres tattoos Mineola's Craig Pinto on an episode of the TLC network's "NY Ink".

Artist Chris Torres tattoos Mineola's Craig Pinto on
Photo Credit: /

Artist Chris Torres tattoos Mineola's Craig Pinto on an episode of the TLC Network's "NY Ink."

Craig Pinto's story caught the attention of TLC,
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Craig Pinto's story caught the attention of TLC, and the network featured him on Thursday night’s episode of “NY Ink”. Pinto’s family and friends gathered Thursday night to watch Pinto relay his story to artist, Chris Torres, as he had his tattoo completed. (Jan. 5, 2012)

Craig Pinto, 33, of Mineola trained to kick
Photo Credit: T.C. McCarthy

Craig Pinto, 33, of Mineola trained to kick 1,001 field goals inside 24 hours on Oct. 9, 2011 in the hopes of setting a new Guinness World Record. Pinto's goal was to raise money for Celiac Disease, an intestinal disorder he has that requires dietary restrictions and can result in depleted energy levels.