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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.

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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?

Rich Franklin Tattoo Update: He Got a Henna Dragon

Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin bet that the loser of their UFC 126 fight would have to get a tattoo. We figured it was all in good fun, until we learned last week that Franklin was actually going tattoo shopping on Friday. We commended him for living up to the bet, but now we have learned the whole story was just a hoax.

On Monday, Franklin posted pictures of his “tattoo” on his website:

Yup, he went out and got a gigantic henna dragon tattoo on his back. Two more pics:

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Free Steelers Tattoo Offered by Billy Hill Before Super Bowl

That’s right, passionate fans, now is your chance to show your devotion to your favorite team with some permanent ink. As I learned from PSAMP, Billy Hill and his tattoo parlor are offering free Pittsburgh Steelers tattoos leading up to the Super Bowl. They’ve made a lame video to go along with the promotion, but it sucks so badly I won’t post it up. Just know that in a week and a half, this guy’s artwork may be outdated:

I guess he figured his team was never going to win another championship. Just as long as nobody is going overboard like this guy or this nut job, I think we’ll be OK. And is it just me, or has this just become a played out trend?

Oakland Raiders Fan Face Tattoo: Commitment to Ugliness

It seems to be somewhat of a tattoo week here at LBS, but most of it can be attributed to Jimmy Traina’s Hot Clicks. Things started when we posted this ridiculous tattoo the loser of a fantasy football league had to get. Then through Hot Clicks we were exposed to the San Diego Padres fan who inked friar tuck all over his noggen. But the worst of all was this Raiders fan to whom I was introduced on Wednesday:

So Raiders fans are so hard they can tattoo their entire mugs, but they can’t afford tickets to the game? Maybe if he saved the cash from the eye black tattoo he could have managed a few ducats. Oh wait, forgot tattoos only cost a few packs of smokes in jail. Honestly though, Al Davis should consider something similar. It has to be better than what he’s got going on now.

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A San Diego Padres Head Tattoo? Now That’s Hardcore

Are we all familiar with People of Walmart?  If you aren’t you should be, because it produces gold like this on a regular basis.  Anyway, if I were to tell you there was someone out there with a rather large San Deigo Padres tattoo on their head, would you think that person is a nut job or respect them as a hardcore fan.  Personally, I’m all over the latter.  Check out this picture that SI Hot Clicks shared with us:

Who’s more insane: this Padres fan or Colts fan Matt Ellis?  If you said the Padres fan because the Padres haven’t won jack — ever — I’m with you.  The Padres have changed their logo six times in their 40-plus year history.  While you might be inclined to think that means this ink will soon be outdated, I think that means it will soon be throwback and make this guy even more hardcore.  Are there really people out there giving this guy crap?  Come on.  It could be worse.  For eample, he could have a tattoo of a unicorn because he lost in fantasy football.