One of the first things NBA rookies seem to do when they sign their first contract is hit the tattoo parlor. Finding an NBA player without ink is far more rare than finding one who has a tattoo, and it sounds like Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger is planning to remain among the minority. The 20-year-old former Ohio State star says he made a promise that he intends to keep.
“No tattoos,” he told CSNNE.com. “I promised my mother. You know if you break a promise, you’re not going to be living for the next days (laughs). I want to live as long as I can, so I’m not going to break that promise.”
In terms of body art, Sullinger will not be fitting in among his teammates. Jason Terry recently got this tattoo to symbolize how confident he is in the upcoming season and Kevin Garnett got some new ink during a trip to Canada this offseason, according to CSNNE.com.
The important thing here is that if the big man keeps his promise, he’ll never end up with a tattoo that looks as atrocious as this one. And that, my friends, is a very good thing.
H/T Pro Basketball Talk
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