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Fan appears to have brutal Davis Love III tattoo

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We have seen enough sports-related tattoos over the years to know that some of the absolute worst ones come in the form of athlete tributes. The Davis Love III tattoo that you see above is a fantastic example of that.

The reader who emailed the photo to Deadspin said the tattoo did not originally include the “DLIII” signature but that it was added on so people would know who the tattoo was supposed to be. Come on, really? Everyone knows right away when they look at that thing that it’s Davis Love III. Who else could it be?

If someone told me the Davis Love tattoo was done by the same person who did this Stephon Marbury tattoo, I would not be the least bit surprised. Can’t you see the resemblance?

Brittney Griner has a ‘lesbian tattoo’

Brittney Griner is a proud gay person, though she only recently officially came out publicly. The Phoenix Mercury center says she came out to her parents in high school and that she was openly gay at Baylor, though she was discouraged by the athletic department from talking about her sexual orientation. Now that she’s in the WNBA, Griner has talked about her sexual preference at length.

Griner is featured in a great profile by ESPN W’s Kate Fagan that is full of insight into Griner’s character. Fagan also did a video with Griner to accompany the profile. In the video interview, Fagan asks Griner which of her multiple tattoos best represents her. Griner said it’s her “lesbian tattoo.”

Brittney Griner lesbian tattoo

“It’s the double-linked female sign. I call it my lesbian tattoo,” Griner tells Fagan.

Though Griner says she was discouraged from public talking about being gay, she says she wasn’t the only gay athlete around.

“I wasn’t alone, I’ll say that. I was not alone.”

In Fagan’s profile, it’s revealed that Griner moved in with her high school’s JV basketball coach during her senior year of high school because of clashes with her father, who did not want to raise a gay girl. But he apparently has come around and regularly texts Griner’s girlfriend of six months.

Griner also says in the profile that she wears men’s clothing because she feels most comfortable in it. And in addition to being told to keep her sexual preference to herself at Baylor, Griner says she was asked by coach Kim Mulkey to wear a shirt under her jersey to cover her tattoos.

As you can tell based on all the interviews Griner has done the past few months, she surely is embracing the opportunity to speak about being gay.

Image via ESPN

John Wall’s chest tattoo revealed

John Wall chest tattoo

John Wall was long considered to be in the same category of top NBA players like Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade who don’t have visible tattoos. Despite being tattoo-less early in his career, Durant shocked the world when his array of chest tattoos were revealed two years ago. He has gone all-out since then and has not been shy about sharing the new tattoos he gets. Wall, for the most part, has been thought to be ink-free. That is apparently not the case.

The Washington Wizards point guard was partying in Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend with the likes of Lil Wayne, Diddy, Christina Milian, and Meek Mill (pictures below).

Wizards beat reporter Michael Lee noted that Wall’s “business tattoo” on his chest was revealed in one of the photos.

In an article posted by The New York Times the day Wall was drafted No. 1 overall by the Wizards, his lack of tattoos was noted.

As Wall completed a workout in Los Angeles, reporters noticed that he had no tattoos. Wall said he wanted one as a teenager, but Pulley told him no when he asked to have a portrait of his late father, John Carroll Wall, inked on his chest.

“When you’re 16, you still need your parent’s permission,” Wall said. “I could have went to a little rickety-dink shop outside and got it, but nah. I’m still going to have the same memory in my head, whether I have it on my chest or my body or not. It’s still going to be in my head.”

Wall didn’t get a portrait of his father tattooed on his chest, but he got a star and some writing. See if you can tell exactly what it is in the photo below:

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Buffalo Bills fan has OJ Simpson mug shot tattoo on his leg

OJ Simpson mug shot tattoo

Goodness gracious, this photo has just about everything that we love here at LBS. We’ve got O.J. Simpson, a tattoo, and a mug shot. That’s like hitting the LBS jackpot.

According to Sports Kings, diehard Buffalo Bills fan Bryan Labarron spent nine hours getting tattooed with this amazing image. In case you’re unfamiliar, this mug shot was the one taken on June 17, 1994, after Simpson was implicated in the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

Below is a side-by-side comparison of the tattoo and actual mug shot:

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Does Kevin Durant’s new back tattoo have a spelling error? (Picture)

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Kevin Durant recently put the finishing touches on his massive back tattoo, but there may be an error with the ink.

The Oklahoma City Thunder star shared a photo of one addition he made to the tattoo this week — a portrait of Jesus on the lower left of his back. He later added a bible verse to the right side, which Ball Don’t Lie identified as James 1:2-4:

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides,” the passage reads. “You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”

Perhaps we are misreading the fancy font, but it certainly looks like the word “mature” is spelled “mautre” in the last line the photo Durant posted shows. Durant seems to take his tattoos quite seriously, so he can’t be happy if that is indeed a spelling error. We have seen tattoo type-O’s in the past, but they are pretty rare on an athlete’s body who makes nearly $20 million a year. Again, maybe we’re just reading it wrong.

UPDATE: It looks like we may have been reading it wrong. Durant later shared a close-up photo of the tattoo and it looks like “mature” was spelled correctly, though the writing was odd looking.

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Kevin Durant is finishing his back tattoo (Picture)

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Those who have never seen Kevin Durant without a basketball jersey on would probably be surprised to see how many tattoos he has. The Oklahoma City Thunder star is loaded with ink. Durant’s tattoos are mostly on his chest and back, so they can’t be seen while he’s on the court. A couple of years ago we showed you some of his tattoos and the explanations behind them, and it appears he is not done adding to the designs just yet.

Durant got a back tattoo that said “Maryland” across his shoulders with a religious figure underneath it nearly two years ago. You can see an image of the original tattoo here. On Monday, Durant wrote on Instagram that he is “finishing my back piece” and shared the photo you see above.

It looks like he has added a portrait of Jesus since our last update. The important thing is he continues to keep it classy, which isn’t a surprise. As long as he doesn’t get any terrifying back tattoos like this, fans have nothing to worry about.

Fan’s Floyd Mayweather Las Vegas tattoo is as elaborate as it gets

Floyd Mayweather tattoo

When it comes to fan tribute tattoos to an athlete, it doesn’t get much more elaborate than this.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. shared this picture on his Instagram account on Tuesday, and it’s clear this fan went all out with the tattoo dedicated to the boxer. You have Floyd in the middle with a boxing glove on one hand and his championship belt hanging over his shoulder. What looks like Floyd’s white Bentley is in the foreground, and the MGM Grand where Mayweather fights is in the background.

The back tattoo is an entire tribute to Las Vegas as well as Floyd. The famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign is on the top left, “Sin City” is inscribed at the top, as is a Route 66 highway sign. The Hard Rock Hotel guitar is in the middle, the Bellagio with the fountain spraying water is below that, and to the right is the Paris hotel’s balloon and what appears to be the Excalibur’s castle behind that. Also in the foreground is a roulette wheel, hand of cards showing a royal flush, dice, and some gambling chips.

This guy really didn’t leave anything out. How does it compare to all the other fan tribute tattoos we’ve shared here at LBS?