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Elvis Andrus reportedly sidelined because of ‘sensitivity’ caused by new tattoo

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Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched from spring training action on Thursday because of “sensitivity” in his left biceps. How did his arm get so irritated? From being tattooed for hours.

Andrus spent nine hours getting a massive portrait of his father, Emilo, who died in 1996, tattooed on his left arm the past few days.

Though the work caused Andrus to miss a game and experience incredible pain, the young shortstop does not regret it.

“It was do it now or never,” Andrus told the Dallas Morning News. “I’m really proud of this. It’s something that’s going to be with me forever.”

Andrus says the tattoo hurt so much that it will be his last. At least he made it count, and at least he had a better reason for his health problem than this guy.

H/T Hardball Talk
Photo credit: Twitter/Elvis Andrus

Jacoby Jones gets Ravens Super Bowl tattoo (Pictures)

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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones is the latest professional athlete to get a championship tattoo, and it’s a big one. As you can see from the photo above that he posted on his Instagram account on Monday, Jones recently got a tattoo of the Ravens logo and the Vince Lombardi Trophy on his back.

The artwork has been ongoing for a while now, and the logo and trophy appear to be the finishing touches in front of a backdrop of the city of New Orleans. You can make out the Superdome in the background if you look carefully.

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Chiefs fan has an incredibly frightening skull tattoo on his head (Picture)

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Kansas City Chiefs fans are some of the most rabid in football, and anyone who has played at Arrowhead Stadium can attest to that. Like any other fan base, there are certain Chiefs fans that take the games just a bit more seriously than everyone else. This dude has to be one of them.

A Reddit user with the username DementedDiabetic shared the photo that you see above on Friday. Getting a head tattoo is intense enough, let alone one that depicts a skull wearing a a headdress.

At least when that Dolphins fan got a tattoo on his head he just settled for the team’s logo. However, we’d expect nothing less from the same group of fans that produced a fan who has a glass eye with the Kansas City logo on it.

H/T Arrowhead Pride via SI Hot Clicks

Matt Kemp got a massive chest tattoo of a portrait of his grandparents (Picture)

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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp recently paid tribute to his grandmother and late grandfather with a massive tattoo on his chest. The artwork was done by a 23-year-old tattoo artist named Jun Cha, and as you can see he is incredibly talented. Kemp tweeted the photo you see above over the weekend with the following message:

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Rex Ryan appears to have a tattoo of his wife wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey

Rex Ryan was recently photographed catching some rays by the pool with his shirt off while vacationing in the Bahamas. I know what you’re thinking, but give the guy a break. He’s lost a ton of weight so he has nothing to be ashamed of — except maybe the tattoo he has on his right arm of what appears to be his wife wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey.

While our initial reaction when we heard the rumor was that this has to be some sort of photoshop job, we’re confident that is not the case since the photo was taken by NY Daily News photographer Andrew Theodorakis. Also, I don’t think there’s anyone in the world clever enough to make something like that up. And to top it all off, we already know Rex has one ridiculous tattoo.

ESPN’s Rachel Nichols shared the photo on Twitter:

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Northern Illinois LB Victor Jacques got Orange Bowl-inspired tattoo

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Northern Illinois linebacker Victor Jacques may have a tattoo that’s a first of its kind. The redshirt senior middle linebacker recently got a tattoo that’s a tribute to Miami, and it features the Orange Bowl logo.

Jacques told reporters this week that Northern Illinois reaching the Orange Bowl inspired him to get a tattoo he had been contemplating for three years. According to CSN Chicago, the tattoo features the Miami skyline, the Biscayne Bay and the Miami-Dade county logo. It also shows a marlin jumping out of the water, and the Orange Bowl logo as the sun shining over the scene.

Jacques got the work done in four hours at Spider Tattooz in Sycamore, Illinois.

“It wasn’t hard to find someone to get the logo right, but I had to get the money right. It’s not cheap.” Jacques joked. “I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do — it definitely had to do with Miami — but it all came together. The Orange Bowl just topped it off. It was the icing on the cake.”

Northern Illinois plays Florida State on Jan. 1. The 12-1 Huskies were a BCS at-large selection and are looking to prove a lot of detractors that they belong in the game. As far as the tattoo goes, it looks pretty nice, though I would say Nate Robinson has a better city tribute tattoo.

Photo via HuskieWire
H/T Pete Thamel

Is Andrei Kirilenko removing his massive back tattoo? (Pictures)

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Andrei Kirilenko shocked basketball fans by getting a massive back tattoo last year. The tattoo was stunning for a few obvious reasons: it’s enormous, it’s out of character for a guy like Kirilenko, and it’s quite elaborate for a person’s first tattoo.

Some people predicted that Kirilenko would be removing it before long. It looks like they were right.

One of my friend who is a Timberwolves fan pointed out towards the beginning of the season that something about Kirilenko’s back tattoo didn’t look right. He said it looked like the Minnesota forward was removing it.

After watching Kirilenko during Ricky Rubio’s return over the weekend, I came away agreeing with him.

The photo you see at the top of this post is from a game Kirilenko played with the Russian team at the London Olympics in August. The tattoo ink is significantly less visible compared to what it looked like last year.

Below is a photo of how the tattoo originally looked:

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