If you haven’t noticed yet, Patrick never touches bare skin when he poses with fans for photos. He’ll put his arm around someone and even curl his hand around a clothed shoulder. But if the fan has a tank top on, he’ll curl his fingers in and keep his hand slightly raised. When he wore hoodies, he’d pull the sleeve over his hand in those situations. He’s always been very mindful of what he’s touching, even way back when. Still, he doesn’t seem to mind posing for all manner of physical photos (like this, or ones where he’s on someone’s back or being held up sideways).
Not sure if that’s right. I always get his open hand on my arms or waist. Maybe because me knows me more? No clue. But I see him do it both ways.