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Detroit Lions WR Chaz Schilens got a massive tiger tattoo on his back

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Chaz Schilens recently got a massive tattoo on his back, and the only things missing are Mowgli and Baloo. We have to assume he was going for a “The Jungle Book” theme, because he opted for a tiger over a lion and we hope he’s not showing support for the Cincinnati Bengals.

According to Paula Pasche of The Oakland Press, the tattoo took 24 hours total to complete and had Schilens in the tattoo parlor on three separate occasions. While I don’t really understand the significance of the jungle-themed ink, I suppose it’s a good thing that the design isn’t nearly as horrifying as this NBA player’s huge back tattoo. That’s pretty much the only positive I can say about Schilens’ new addition.

Alabama’s fan has misspelled tattoo to pledge ‘allegence’ to Roll Tide

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We make fun of tribute tattoos quite often, because many of them look ridiculous. But at the end of the day, it’s a person’s prerogative to choose what they want permanently drawn on their body. Just try to make sure everything is spelled correctly.

As you can see from the photo above that a Reddit user passed along, a fan recently got a famous Alabama saying tattooed on his forearm. The problem is the passage says he is showing his “allegence” to Roll Tide. That looks like a pretty expensive fix.

I’m no tattoo artist, but I doubt it’s possible to change the word “allegence” to its proper spelling of allegiance. If there is a way to turn an “e” into an “ia,” I can’t envision it. We have seen spelling errors and grammatical mishaps in tattoos before, so this is nothing new. It is, however, still hilarious.

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

Examining Aaron Hernandez’s ‘blood’ tattoo on his right hand

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Aaron Hernandez has a tattoo on his right hand that has the word “blood” written in red ink, and the tat was frequently discussed Wednesday in the context of the tight end’s arrest and first-degree murder charge.

Some wondered if “blood” meant Hernandez was part of the widely known gang. Others felt it was an ominous symbol that Hernandez literally has “blood” written on his hands, and figuratively may have blood on his hands from the alleged killing.

I think you can strike the former theory for a few reasons. One, it looks like “blood” is part of a longer phrase tattooed on his hand, which I’m guessing is blood, sweat and tears. You can see what looks like an “S” and “W” just after “blood.” Secondly, if you’re actually a member of the Bloods, you wouldn’t get a tattoo that says “blood,” unless the name of your specific gang has the word “Blood” in it. You would probably get one with the number “5″ or the letter “P,” like this guy; or you would get one with a bunch of stars, like this guy.

There were some reports that Hernandez had friends with gang ties, but those have been unconfirmed (update on this – see below). We don’t know what kinds of activities Hernandez was doing away from the football field but, based on what has emerged the past few weeks, most of it seems unsavory.

UPDATE: Hernandez reportedly joined the Bristol Bloods gang as a teenager, so it’s possible the tattoo is related to his alleged Bristol Bloods ties.

See all the LBS coverage on the Aaron Hernandez murder

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

Steph Curry gets Hebrew tattoo on wrist

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Steph Curry got his second tattoo (that we know of) and posted a Vine video on Thursday of him getting it done.

The Golden State Warriors guard got some ink on his inner right wrist. The tattoo is a message written in Hebrew.

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According to LBS translator Sweet Howie T., the basic translation of the tattoo is, “love never fails,” which is what Curry seems to be saying in one part of the Vine video he posted. Sweet Howie T. also points out that “Love never fails” is a quote from 1 Corinthians 13:8 in the New Testament, which was a passage also cited during the funny church scene in “Wedding Crashers.”

Though most people think Curry is ink-free, the sharpshooter actually has another tattoo. He has the initials “TCC” and the number 30 on the inside of his left wrist.

According to an old Charlotte Observer story, TCC stands for “Trust Commitment Care” – a team motto at Davidson, while 30 is Curry’s uniform number.

You can see his TCC 30 tattoo and Vine video below:

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John Wall’s chest tattoo revealed

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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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