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Mikel Leshoure Gets Detroit Lions Tattoo After Being Drafted in Second Round

Former Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round, 67th overall. Leshoure will likely be splitting time with Jahvid Best, so it’s not as if he was drafted to be the team’s franchise player. That didn’t stop Leshoure from expressing his bond to the team in the form of permanent ink. Leshoure actually got a Detroit Lions tattoo on his left forearm that was on display at his team’s workouts Monday:

Leshoure is aware that he may not be with the Lions his entire career so that’s why he had the tattoo marked with the day he was drafted. Still, it’s a brazen move by a rookie who doesn’t seem to recognize the business of the league. If he’s not careful, he could wind up like another star running back who had to get a second tattoo after doing the same thing. It’s nice that Leshoure is already showing loyalty to his team, but he’ll soon learn teams show little loyalty towards players. Hey, it could have been worse — at least he didn’t get this awful tattoo.

UPDATE: Leshoure tore his Achilles’ tendon in August and was knocked out for the year.

Photo Credit: Justin Rogers/MLive.com

David Beckham and Craig Ferguson Talk About Tattooing Their Packages

David Beckham joined Craig Ferguson for an interview on his CBS program this week. The two of them began talking tattoos, comparing ones that they have (sadly there was no mention of Beckham’s Jesus tattoo). At one point Ferguson asked Beckham if he had considered getting a tattoo on his package. His answer might surprise you (jump to the 4:30 mark):

If you do plan on getting a member tat, I think Craig’s “Hello my name is Craig nice to meet you have a good day” is a good choice. The only problem is they may run out of …….. ink.

Thanks (I guess?) to Digital Spy

Jason Terry got Larry O’Brien Trophy Tattoo on his Biceps Before Season Began

Mavericks guard Jason Terry is either going to look pretty foolish in a few weeks or pretty clairvoyant. Before the season began, Dallas guard DeShawn Stevenson invited his teammates over to his offseason home in Orlando for a get-together. As part of the team-building exercise, Stevenson had his personal tattoo artist over to ink up the squad. Jason Terry decided to get the Larry O’Brien Trophy (awarded to the NBA champion) tattooed on his biceps:

That was a pretty ballsy decision by Terry considering he had never won an NBA title. It even caught Stevenson off guard, and that’s hard to do given how many tattoos he has. Terry said about the tattoo “Everybody laughed and they thought it was a joke at the time. When they actually see me get it, they were like, ‘This boy is serious.’ And our whole talk and conversation was about right now, about us getting to this point and winning it all.”

Like I said, he’ll either look pretty foolish in a few weeks, or clairvoyant. Even though the Mavericks appear to be extraordinarily focused, I’m guessing he’ll end up looking foolish.

UPDATE: Terry says he’ll get the tattoo removed if they don’t win the title.

Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Monta Ellis Family Tree Tattoo (Picture)

Professional athletes love new tattoos.  Now that we have things like Twitter, that concept is pretty well-documented.  Last April, we showed you all the new tattoos Shaq had gotten as a member of the Cavs while he recovered from a thumb injury.  Then there’s Monta Ellis, who went from looking like an innocent high schooler without any cash to spend on tats to all inked up in a matter of one off-season.  The Warriors guard hasn’t stopped since, and his latest piece of body art could be the strangest.  Check out Monta Ellis’ family tree tattoo, courtesy of The Big Lead:

Whatever tickles your fancy I guess.  Nothing wrong with a family man.  Would I do it?  Probably not.  But hey who am I to judge?  One thing’s for sure: it certainly beats Andrei Kirlenko’s massive back tattoo.  That thing is just creepy.

Andrei Kirilenko Gets Massive Back Tattoo

We’ve seen our fair share of tattoos here at LBS. Some are self-indulgent like David Beckham’s, some can be feminine, and some are just downright disgusting. Classify Andrei Kirilenko’s new back tattoo how you choose, I’ll call it elaborate:

Hey, it could be worse — at least he didn’t go Birdman neck tattoo on us.

To see all sports-related tattoos posted at LBS, go here

Pictures courtesy Vicback on twitter via SLC Dunk and The Basketball Jones

Teemu Selanne Has Swedish Flag Tattooed on Ankle, He’s from Finland

Generally when we talk about tattoos here on LBS, we like to make fun of those who got them.  When we see things like unicorns, Padres head tattoos, and Raiders face tattoos, we can’t really help ourselves.  While Teemu Sellane’s tattoo is horrible, it would be just plain wrong to make fun of him for it.  Why? Because we feel sorry for him.

According to the Swedish news source The Local, via SbB live, Selanne has a tattoo of the Swedish flag just above his ankle.  Those who are unfamiliar with Selanne might think it’s nice that he is proud enough of his homeland to represent with a tattoo.  Those of us who are a bit more familiar with Teemu know it sucks that the tattoo artist screwed up, because he’s from Finland.

Apparently Selanne was out drinking with his buddies more than 10 years ago and they decided it would be a good idea to blindfold him and drag him to a tattoo studio.  They told the artist to give him a tattoo of the Finnish flag, but he apparently was so nervous to be in the presence of Selanne that he screwed up the colors.  The flags of the two Scandinavian countries are identical except for the color scheme, and the artist just so happened to use the wrong ones.

Teemu said he was supposed to go back two weeks later and never did.  Perhaps he should return to the tattoo studio and fight the artist, since that’s something he recently did for the second time in his career.  You drink the booze, you lose.

David Beckham Jesus Tattoo Portrays David Beckham as Jesus (Picture)

David Beckham has had his moments, but he seems like a nice enough guy. After all, anyone who helps a stranded motorist is okay in our book.  His latest tattoo, however, raises a few questions.

We’ve shown you a good amount of weird tattoos here on LBS over the years, but Beckham’s latest has to be among the strangest.  It’s one thing to have a religious tattoo, but it’s another to have one where you play Jesus.  Check out the David Beckham Jesus tattoo, courtesy of Dirty Tackle:

I don’t think I need to explain what could be perceived as wrong about that ink, but an interview about the tattoo would indicate Beckham sees no issue with it. “Obviously, the cherubs are boys, so my thought of it is, you know, at some point, my boys are going to need to look after me, and that’s what they’re doing in the picture,” the soccer star explained. “Everything has a meaning that I’ve got on me.”

Ah…good for him, I guess?