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Fan has insane Michael Jordan back tattoo

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Of all the athlete tribute tattoos we have shown you over the years here at LBS, this has to be one of the most elaborate. I’m usually the first person to criticize people who turn their bodies into a symbol of worship over an athlete, but the art work on this guy’s Michael Jordan back tattoo is insane.

If you’re going to pay tribute to your favorite player in dramatic fashion, this is the way to do it. I’ll still give the nod to this San Francisco 49ers fan for best back tattoo, but it’s close.

Photo via @kicksonfire
H/T Black Sports Online

Seattle Sounders fan gets Clint Dempsey’s face tattooed on his neck

Clint-Dempsey-SoundersClint Dempsey made his Seattle Sounders debut on Saturday, and his new biggest fan may have already been established. The US soccer star came over from Tottenham and was a major signing for the MLS. Was the move big enough to warrant a neck tattoo? That’s debatable.

There are athlete tribute tattoos and then there are tattoos of a player’s face on your neck. One Sounders fan decided to go with the latter and take the concept of rooting for your favorite player to an entirely new level.

Unfortunately, this is not the first horrible tribute tattoo we have seen. Whether it’s Davis Love III or Stephon Marbury, fans have some interesting ways of showing their dedication to a particular player. There’s just something about the neck tattoo that makes it that much more disturbing.

H/T The Big Lead

Ronda Rousey topless is now a tattoo

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Ronda Rousey is one of the most polarizing figures in sports. She is a dominant female MMA fighter who also happens to be quite attractive, which many consider to be a rare combination. Personally, I like Rousey. I think she’s pretty entertaining when she gives open interviews like this. But no one likes her as much as this guy.

As you can see from the photo above that MMA News shared with us on Facebook, there’s a fan out there who actually has a tattoo of Rousey topless, covering her breasts with her UFC gloves. It’s similar to the pose she struck on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue, which is probably what the guy was going for.

Once someone has a tattoo of you with no shirt on and you have posed for photos like this, I think that officially makes you a sex symbol. I don’t make the rules.

H/T USA Today

San Francisco 49ers fan has ultimate team tribute tattoo across his back

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Given the number of atrocious athlete tribute tattoos we have shown you over the years here on LBS, it is with great pleasure that we show you one that is actually not all that bad. In fact, it’s pretty impressive.

A Twitter user who goes by @OH_Kai_ shared the photo you see above with Patrick Willis over the weekend, who decided it was worth passing along to his more than 250,000 followers.

“Wow! I can’t say I have ever seen myself tatted on someone before,” Willis wrote. “That’s wild! Thanks.”

As you can see, the ink includes Willis, Joe Montana, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Bill Walsh and some other Niners legends. The most important thing is that the artwork is well done, which is much more than we can say for tattoos like this and this. Don’t worry, I’m sure someone will come along who makes us lose our faith in tribute tattoos again very shortly.

H/T The Big Lead

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?

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

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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?

Pistons fan has a massive Charlie Villanueva arm tattoo (Picture)

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When it comes to crazy fans and athlete tribute tattoos, you never know what — or who — you might find. If social media has taught us anything, it’s that there’s a big enough fan out there for almost every professional athlete. Charlie Villanueva may not be one of the best players in the NBA, but that didn’t stop one Detroit Pistons fan from getting an incredibly-detailed portrait of the former UConn Husky on his upper arm.

As you can see from the photo above that SB Nation’s Detroit Bad Boys passed along, a commenter shared his tattoo during a comment thread in the middle of a recent Pistons game. Villanueva found out about the ink and was flattered enough to share it on his Instagram account.

Frightening? Yes, but aren’t they all? It doesn’t matter if it’s Stephon Marbury in China, James Harden’s beard or Dirk Nowitzki’s face on a dude’s ass, all of these tribute tattoos are over the top in their own way.

H/T SI Hot Clicks