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Jef Holm's tattoo: The meaning behind 'The Bachelorette' suitor's ink

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Jef Holm is quickly becoming a fan favorite this season on ABC's “The Bachelorette 2012,” and fans cannot wait to see him take Emily home to meet his family this week. He is generating a lot of buzz this season, and “Team Jem” fans just cannot get enough of him. Sunday Jef tweeted a picture that has fans swooning, but has also made many search for the answer to one big question: what is Jef Holm's tattoo?

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His tattoo hasn't been noticed on the show as of yet, but it's definitely visible in many of his Instagram pictures. The sleuthers at the Bach and Bachette fan forums dug into this one as soon as they noticed Jef Holm's tattoo, and they think they've gotten to the bottom of this one (update: Jef has since confirmed via Twitter that this is correct). Blogger Sophienette, a frequent poster at the forums, shared the pieces she was able to put together a while back, and readers can check out plenty of pics of Jef on her blog. The tattoo on Jef's right writst says “Steijum,” which is the name of Jef's dad's publishing company.

Many also believe that “Steijum” was a name created using letters from the names of each of Monte and Lisa Holm's children: Steve, Stephanie, Jef, Julie, Mike and Melissa. Emily Maynard will be meeting many of those siblings during Jef's hometown visit airing Monday night. This is a close family, and many think that Emily's nerves will dissipate quickly once she gets to know everyone.

Does Jef Holm receive Emily Maynard's final rose this season? That remains to be seen, but many fans think that is exactly what will happen. ABC announced Monday that “The Bachelorette 2012” premiere has been moved to Sunday, July 22, and fans will be treated to a live “After the Final Rose” special.

Will this season finish with a surprise of some sort? Many theories and “The Bachelorette” spoilers are swirling, but nobody knows for certain yet. What do you think happens leading up to the finale this season? ABC's “The Bachelorette 2012” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT leading up to the Sunday night 3-hour finale and “ATFR” special.

Would you like to see Emily finally do “the running man” dance? Would you like to see Emily and Jef re-enact their proposal with their marionettes? Hop on over to my blog at The Celebrity Sizzle to check them out.



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