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AJ McCarron adds to his glorious chest tattoo (Picture)

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A.J. McCarron’s chest tattoo has reached some sort of folklore status. When the Alabama quarterback’s ink job first appeared on the Internet last summer, the reactions were strong. Our own Steve DelVecchio called it “just embarrassing.” Others described it in far worse ways.

We later came to find out that the tattoo actually had some strong personal meaning for McCarron. We had also heard that McCarron added to it, but there were no photographs to support such claims. Until now.

Outkick the Coverage posted the above picture on Saturday of McCarron’s chest tattoo, which has undergone several additions. A cross now hangs at the bottom of the design, and plenty of ink was added to both sides. The phrase “Home team” appears on McCarron’s right pectoral, while the words “God in control” are to the left.

Call me crazy, but I actually think it looks better now.

Here’s what it looked like before:

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Michigan State LB Max Bullough has ‘Spartan Pride’ tattoo across his biceps (Picture)

If there is a family that embodies the Michigan State football tradition more than the Bulloughs, I’d like to know about them. Max Bullough is a junior linebacker for the Spartans and one of the team captains. He’s following in the footsteps of his father, Shane, who was a linebacker in the ’80s and also a team captain. But that’s not where the Bullough-Michigan State football legacy ends.

Bullough’s grandfather, Hank, was a guard for the Spartans from ’52-’54. Two of Max’s uncles played for Michigan State. Another uncle played college football for Notre Dame, as did Bullough’s other grandfather.

Max’s younger brother, Riley, is currently a freshman linebacker on the team.

“Green blood runs through our veins,” Bullough said in a clip featured on ABC during the Michigan State-Notre Dame game on Saturday.

Yes, it clearly does. I just wonder if all the family members have that sick “Spartan Pride” tattoo.

Info via Max Bullough’s MSU profile

Mat Latos has a ‘Family Guy’ tattoo on his right leg (Picture)

“Family Guy” may be a cartoon, but a lof of grown men and women — well, mostly men — enjoy it. In fact, I wouldn’t recommend letting children watch is unless your 10-year-old is a fan of crude humor like I was at that age. That’s a story for another day.

It would appear that Reds pitcher Mat Latos is a “Family Guy” fan as evidenced by the tattoo he has on his lower right leg. Latos is not the first professional athlete we have seen proudly displaying their love for the show. Remember that awesome haircut Tracy Porter had a couple years back? Considering Latos’ Stewie and Brian tribute is permanent and Porter’s wasn’t, we’ll go out on a limb and assume the hurler is the bigger fan.

H/T Lob Shots via SI Hot Clicks

Jared Sullinger says he’ll never get a tattoo

One of the first things NBA rookies seem to do when they sign their first contract is hit the tattoo parlor. Finding an NBA player without ink is far more rare than finding one who has a tattoo, and it sounds like Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger is planning to remain among the minority. The 20-year-old former Ohio State star says he made a promise that he intends to keep.

“No tattoos,” he told CSNNE.com. “I promised my mother. You know if you break a promise, you’re not going to be living for the next days (laughs). I want to live as long as I can, so I’m not going to break that promise.”

In terms of body art, Sullinger will not be fitting in among his teammates. Jason Terry recently got this tattoo to symbolize how confident he is in the upcoming season and Kevin Garnett got some new ink during a trip to Canada this offseason, according to CSNNE.com.

The important thing here is that if the big man keeps his promise, he’ll never end up with a tattoo that looks as atrocious as this one. And that, my friends, is a very good thing.

H/T Pro Basketball Talk
Photo credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Fan has massive Dolphins logo tattoo on the back of his head (Picture)

In terms of head tattoos, this is about as hardcore as they come. When a guy gets a tattoo of a Dolphins logo that is big enough to overshadow his Eeyore ink, you know he must take his favorite team seriously. That’s exactly what we see here from Miami fan Emmett Dove, who shared a photo of his insane tattoo with the Twitter world on Tuesday.

As The Huddle pointed out, the issue that could potentially arise with this Dolphins tribute is that the team is rumored to be exploring logo change options for next season. My guess is someone who is as hardcore a fan as Dove would welcome the change. Like this Al Davis tattoo, Dove’s ink would become instant vintage. And hey, it’s better than having an awful tattoo that is the result of a lost bet.

Stephanie Rice adds to her Olympic rings tattoo (Picture)

Stephanie Rice better not swim too much longer otherwise she might run out of tattoo room under her arm.

The Australian swimmer added to her Olympic rings tattoo and showed the updated ink off on her Twitter and Instagram account Thursday. Rice got her tattoo after participating in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing where she became a star after winning three gold medals.

At just 24 years old, she still has plenty of time to participate in more Olympics, though a shoulder injury has derailed her career recently.

When star swimmers like her get the Olympic rings tattoo, it’s no wonder someone like Missy Franklin wanted in on the act.

Photo via Stephanie Rice/Instagram

Missy Franklin got her Olympic rings tattoo (Picture)

Missy Franklin said before the Games that she was planning to get an Olympics tattoo, and she went through with her plans. The 17-year-old swimmer got a small tattoo of the Olympic rings around her right hip and shared a picture of it on her Twitter account Thursday.

Franklin had the approval of her parents and says this will be her only tattoo.

“Getting a tattoo has never been something ever thought I would do, but this one just has so much meaning to it and it is really something that you have to earn,” Franklin told TODAY.com. “Not a lot of people have the opportunity to get it, so I just feel like it’s an honor to get it.”

“This will be the only one, and she’s earned it,” Dick Franklin told TODAY.com while in London.

We’ll see if this is her only one — lots of people say they’re addictive. Maybe she’ll end up adding to it if she participates in future Olympics the way Stephanie Rice did.