|Tattoos and Sports Stars
What is clear is that tattooing has emerged from the fringes of
society and its unsavoury reputation of the recent past. Today,
stars in all types of sports are quite likely to be inked.
Tattoos have become ubiquitous in the National Basketball League,
where for the first time in the 2000/2001 Season, more players in
the NBA have tattoos, than don't. Some of the most notable are,
Michael Jordan and of course
When NFL Football players, like Rickey Watters,
& Joe Jurevicius line up,
a good majority of the exposed arms
have at least one tattoo.
Major League Baseball has it's share of tattoos with
Jason Giambi and Mike Piazza
being just two of countless players sporting ink.
Tennis players include the likes of
Mark Philippoussis, Mary
Pierce, Goran Ivanisevic and of course the lovely
David Beckham is merely the best known of a bevy of soccer stars
in Europe who sport tattoos.
Eric Cantona are a few others.
Race car drivers, male and female alike also have tattoos. The
beautiful Danica Patrick and
F1's Michael Schumacher
are just a couple examples.
Olympians of all types and nationalities have gone under the needle
to commemorate their achievements both on and off the field.
A few of them are:
Cheryl Bernard - Canadian Olympic curler - pics
Anastasia Davydova - Russian Olympic swimmer - pics
Michael Phelps - US Olympic swimmer - pics
Amanda Beard - US Olympic swimmer - pics
Natasha Kai - US Olympic soccer - pics
Heather Mitts - US Olympic soccer - pics
Kerry Walsh - US Olympic volleyball player - pics
Misty May Treanor - US Olympic volleyball player - pics
Mike Andrew Brown - Canadian Olympic swimmer - pics
Mark Foster - British Olympic swimmer - pics
Alain Bernard - French Olympic swimmer - pics
Marion Jones - US Olympic track and field - pics
Bryan Clay - US Olympic track and field - pics
Emilie Mondor - Canadian Olympic track and field - pics
Tatiana Grigorieva - Australian Olympic pole vault - pics
Rau'shee Warren - US Olypic boxer - pics
Mark Zupan - American Paralympic athlete - pics
Kim Maher - US Olympic softball player - pics
Chris Hoy - Scottish Olympic cyclist - pics
James Staff - British Olympic cyclist - pics
Louis Smith - British Olympic gymnast - pics
Ele Opeloge - Samoan Olympic weightlifter - pics
Natalia Valeeva - Italian Olympic archer - pics
Lorig Khatuna- US Olympic archer - pics
Cesar Castro - Brazilian Olympic diver - pics
Hugo Parisi - Brazilian Olympic diver - pics
LeBron James - US Olympic basketball - pics
Michael Jordan - US Olympic basketball - pics
Gabor Kis - Hungarian Olympic water polo - pics
Andres Bayron Silva - Uruguayan Olympic track and field - pics
Ryan Malone - US Olympic Hockey player - pics
Golfers Lee Trevino, Tiger Woods and
Seve Ballesteros are
tattooed members of the golf world.
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