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Prince Fielder admits he has some ‘terrible’ tattoos

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Prince Fielder’s shoot with ESPN the Magazine for the Body Issue revealed a lot of what we expected and some of what we didn’t. No, it’s not just baggy clothing — Prince really is a very large man. He also has a variety of tattoos on his torso, some of which he is not very fond of.

“The big tribal one … yeah, that was a mistake,” Fielder admitted. “I wanted tribal, but not like that. The guy I had do it tried to fix it and make it a little better, but the first guy who did it is terrible. I hope he hears this — he’s terrible.”

Fielder also has a strange tattoo on the inside of his right arm, but he has a better excuse for that. Apparently it was a stick figure that his son drew of himself and wanted his dad to turn into a tattoo.

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When it comes to tattoos, we have seen much, much worse.

Mauricio Pinilla gets tattoo of missed shot against Brazil

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Chile striker Mauricio Pinilla blew a perfect opportunity to send his team to the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday when he missed a shot against Brazil. Pinilla’s shot, which came as the final seconds of extra time ticked away, deflected off the crossbar and out. Brazil went on to win in penalty kicks.

Now, Pinilla has taken extreme measures to make sure he never forgets that he came within inches of being a hero. The 30-year-old got a tattoo of his missed shot on his back.

As Metro pointed out, the words alongside the tattoo read “One centimeter from glory.”

It’s hard not to feel bad for Pinilla. His shot beat Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar and literally missed by inches. It was probably a good idea to get the ink on his back and not in his permanent line of sight.

Photo via @conejosanchez23

Kentucky fan Tyler Black keeping his tattoo, but we fixed it for him

Kentucky fan Tyler Black came close to calling his shot by getting a tattoo declaring his Wildcats national champions before the NCAA Tournament began, but his bold move came up short.

Kentucky lost to UConn 60-54 on Monday night, rendering Black as one of the most interesting characters of the night. Everyone was wondering the same thing shortly after the loss: what did he plan to do with the tattoo?

Black answered the question simply: he plans to keep it.

“I’m keeping it,” Black told ESPN. “It’s a way to remember this team and it’s part of my life story.”

He actually does have a pretty cool story to tell now, and he certainly will never forget this team. But if you know anything about Black — and his Twitter bio states “I’ve always felt I was born for rebellion” — then you know he’ll be unfazed by the declaration coming up short.

Based on all the attention Black received for what he did — and what happened with the Seahawks fan — we have a feeling quite a few fans will continue the trend of calling their shots with team tattoos. We don’t encourage the practice. If you feel the need to show everyone your faith, throw down a futures bet and just tweet your betting slip after it comes through. OK?

Anyway, the folks at Reddit College Football came up with this nice little fix for the tattoo in case Black’s so inclined:

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Perfect.

Guy who got Kentucky 2014 National Champions tattoo gets free tickets to game

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Remember that Kentucky fan who got a 2014 National Champions tattoo before the NCAA Tournament began? He’s one win away from looking like Nostradamus.

The No. 8 seed Wildcats have become one of the lowest seeds to ever reach an NCAA men’s basketball national championship game. For about two hours, that honor belonged to No. 7 seed UConn. Tyler probably wasn’t surprised to see Kentucky defy the odds, but I’m sure he never imagined his decision to get a tattoo would lead to free tickets for the biggest game of the year.

Because of the success John Calipari’s team has enjoyed, Tyler’s ink has officially became a national story.

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Clippers announcer wants Chris Andersen to get tattoos on his knees (Video)

Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler is a real character.

During Wednesday’s Miami Heat-Los Angeles Clippers game, Lawler and commentator Michael Smith joked about Chris Birdman Andersen’s tattoos when the Heat forward came to the free throw line. It’s nothing new for announcers to talk about Birdman’s tats, but Lawler took it a different direction. Making light of all of Birdman’s ink, Lawler suggested the block machine get some tattoos on his knees since those are bare:

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Lawler man, love that guy. He calls a clean game and adds in some shtick without being too overwhelming. And he’s hilarious. Remember how stunned he was to find out JJ Barea was married to Miss Universe? That was great. Maybe Birdman will hit him up for some advice on designs.

Seahawks fan got Super Bowl champions tattoo before season began

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One Seattle Seahawks fan will either end up being the biggest jinx ever, or the greatest prophesier the NFL ever saw.

Before the season began, Seahawks fan Tim Connors got a Seahawks tattoo that called the team the Super Bowl XLVIII champions. He says he had to talk the tattoo artist into doing the tattoo, because the artist knew there were 31 other teams who could end up being the Super Bowl champ.

“I said, ‘hey man, people are going to attack you… that you’re the jinx of the team,’ ” tattoo artist Lonnie Moon of Good Karma Body Art told KOMO. And when Connors convinced him to go through with it, Moon answered: “He’s right, you know what, you think like that, you’re not a real fan.”

Connors says he’s received a positive reception from about 95 percent of Seahawks fans and a negative response from about five percent, who think he may jinx the team.

Though Connors’ preseason tattoo declaring his team the champions may seem unique, not to mention risky, it’s hardly new. Jason Terry got a Dallas Mavericks championship tattoo and the team went on to win the NBA title that season. He doubled down upon being acquired by the Boston Celtics, but the bold move failed; the Celtics went 41-40 and lost in the first round of the playoffs.

At this point, Connors has a 1-in-4 chance of being right in his tattoo decision. I probably would favor the Seahawks to win it all.

H/T Black Sports Online

Photo: Twitter/KOMO News

Louisville fan has huge head tattoo with logo, area code

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Now introducing: a Louisville fan with a massive Cardinals-themed tattoo on his head. We don’t have much background on the fan in question who decided that getting half his skull inked in Louisville colors was a good idea, but we don’t need much. Kentucky Sports Radio posted this photo Wednesday morning as part of a gag where they sarcastically asked their readers to vote for their “favorite Louisville fan of the day” by comparing this gent to another dude who had a Louisville tattoo up and down his leg that also featured Rick Pitino and Denny Crum. I think dome boy has to win this one.

You know, as painful and bad as that tattoo might look, it actually isn’t that bad of an idea. Think about it for a second: if you ever decide that you don’t like the way it looks, you can just grow out your hair and cover it up. Now if you go bald, then there might be a problem.

H/T College Basketball Talk