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Look: Wayne Ellington got great Kobe Bryant tribute tattoo

Kobe Bryant

Wayne Ellington got one heck of a tribute tattoo to Kobe Bryant.

Ellington, who is in his second stint with the Detroit Pistons, got a tattoo of Kobe’s Black Mamba logo on his left thigh. The logo also has Kobe’s face on it.

The detail on the work is excellent.

Kobe tribute tattoos became extremely popular following the former Los Angeles Lakers star’s death last year. LeBron James got one in the days following Kobe’s death (seen here), and Anthony Davis got one as well (here). Ellington’s is much better than both of theirs.

Deandre Ayton gets crazy new back tattoo

Deandre Ayton

Deandre Ayton has a big plan for himself heading into his third season with the Phoenix Suns, and it appears he has spelled out that plan across his back.

Ayton shared a photo on Instagram this week that shows a massive new tattoo he got on his back. It reads “DOMINAYTON” in, let’s call it, very intimidating font.

Ayton is not the first NBA player we have seen with a massive back tattoo, and you can see another one of the more prominent ones here. The big man’s ink, however, is certainly unique.

Ayton, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, averaged 18.2 points and 11.5 rebounds per game in 38 games this season. The 6-foot-11 center has the makeup to be one of the best players in the league for years to come.

Dwyane Wade roasted over quality of his new tattoo

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade went most of his life and NBA career ink-free, but he has since embraced tattoos and gotten quite a few. He is even being roasted for the quality of his most recent piece.

Wade shared a photo on his Instagram account Thursday of a new tattoo on his forearm. The tattoo portrays Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech that was delivered in 1963.

The sentiment behind commemorating the famous speech is admirable, but Wade’s followers were not impressed by the quality of the tattoo.

For Wade’s sake, let’s hope the tattoo is a work in progress. Last year, the former Miami Heat star got a tattoo of his logo on his knee. That one at least looked better.

Justin Rohrwasser has Three Percenters tattoo removed

Justin Rohrwasser

New England Patriots kicker Justin Rohrwasser came under heavy scrutiny immediately after he was drafted by the team because of a tattoo he had on his forearm, and the rookie has now removed the ink.

Rohrwasser recently had the “III” symbol on his left forearm removed, according to TMZ. The symbol represented a groupe called the Three Percenters, which is a collection of who people support gun rights and have been categorized by some as a militia and anti-government, though they dispute those characterizations on their website.

Rohrwasser, who kicked for Marshall and was drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round, apologized for the tattoo and said he was ashamed of it. He said he got it when he was 18 and considered it a symbol of patriotism.

Justin Rohrwasser plans to cover his controversial Three Percenters tattoo

Justin Rohrwasser

The New England Patriots selected kicker Justin Rohrwasser in the fifth round of Saturday’s NFL Draft, and they probably did not realize the kicker’s tattoo would become a national story.

Rohrwasser, who kicked at Rhode Island and then Marshall, has numerous tattoos. One tattoo on his left forearm features a “III” symbol, which represents a group call the “Three Percenters”.

The Three Percenters support gun rights and have been categorized by some as a militia and anti-government, though they dispute those characterizations on their website.

Rohrwasser was asked by reporters about the tattoo and gave his explanation.

“I got that tattoo when I was a teenager,” Rohrwasser said. “I had a lot of family in the military, and I thought it stood for a military support symbol at the time. Obviously, it evolved into something that I did not want to represent. When I look back on it, I should have done way more research before I put any mark or symbol like that on my body. It’s not something I want to represent. So, it will be covered.”

It’s hard to believe Rohrwasser could have gone this long not realizing what the tattoo represented. He has other tattoos on his arms, including an American flag and one that says “Liberty or Death.”

Cody Rhodes explains his new Nightmare Family neck tattoo

Cody Rhodes neck tattoo

Cody Rhodes received attention over the weekend for the new neck tattoo that was impossible to miss when watching him on AEW Revolution on Saturday in Chicago.

Cody was seen with a tattoo right in the middle of his neck in red and blue colors.

The tattoo is of his Nightmare Family logo, and he got it in a visible spot for a reason.

“It’s not something I want to cover up. That was the point of it. … I went against conventional wisdom here,” Rhodes said in an explanation on AEW Road to Denver.

“I think it represents individual identity. It meant a lot to have my mark on me.”

“It was very simple, I wear a lot of brands…I wanted to make sure mine was one of them. And I wasn’t hiding it,” Rhodes said on Instagram.

In addition to wrestling for AEW, Rhodes, 34, is an executive vice president for the new promotion.

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Kobe Bryant’s sister Sharia gets tattoo honoring Kobe, Gianna

Sharia Kobe Bryant tattoo

Numerous fans and friends have been paying tribute to the late Kobe Bryant by getting tattoos honoring him and his daughter, Gianna, who were among nine people who died in a helicopter crash on January 26. One of Kobe’s sisters is also paying tribute with some ink.

Sharia Washington, who is the oldest of the three Bryant children, got a tattoo of the numbers 2 and 24, which were Gigi and Kobe’s respective numbers. The numbers are wrapped by a mamba snake, representing Kobe’s “Black Mamba” nickname, that weaves an “8” — which was Kobe’s other number.

The mamba snake can also be viewed as an infinity symbol, perhaps as sign that Kobe and Gigi’s legacies will live on forever.

Sharia is 43, sister Shaya is 42, and Kobe was 41 when he died. Kobe notoriously had some issues with his immediate family, but his parents and siblings are going through an extremely difficult time. Shaq sat next to Kobe’s parents during Monday’s memorial at Staples Center and later recognized them on TV.

Jayson Tatum shows off new massive back tattoo

Jayson Tatum back tattoo

Those who watched Friday night’s Boston Celtics-Minnesota Timberwolves game probably noticed Jayson Tatum appeared to have added a new back tattoo.

Tatum, who had 28 points and 11 rebounds in Boston’s 127-117 win, appeared to have a wrap covering what looked like fresh ink across his back:

Yes, Tatum did get a new tattoo. He showed off what the tattoo looked like via his Instagram story. The tattoo says:
“Gods will Proverbs 3:5-6”. There is a grammatical error as the tattoo should have a possessive apostrophe for God’s will, but who are we to talk? He probably didn’t have an Iggy with him when he got it done.

The tat is taking up a lot of space. The other thing to notice is that Tatum has a massive torso. Goodness, he has definitely been spending time working out and getting huge. The former No. 3 pick is averaging 22.4 points per game this season.

Chiefs fan gets hilarious ‘Andylorian’ tattoo with Patrick Mahomes as Baby Yoda

Andylorian tattoo Andy Reid Patrick Mahomes

Numerous Kansas City Chiefs fans are celebrating the team’s Super Bowl win with tattoos, and few have been better than the great “Andylorian” tattoo we have seen.

A Chiefs fan named Collin Ferguson got a “The Mandalorian” crossover tattoo that features Chiefs head coach Andy Reid as “The Mandalorian” and Patrick Mahomes as “Baby Yoda” from the Disney+ show. Ferguson’s friend Nate_Mace shared the photo on Twitter:

Nothing is more 2020 than this. Combining the Chiefs Super Bowl with “The Mandalorian” — it’s a winning pop culture formula.

We have to say, Coach Reid looks like a natural as The Mandalorian. Credit Nathan Blankenship of Exile Tattoo for the work.

Anthony Davis gets Black Mamba tribute tattoo for Kobe Bryant

Anthony Davis Lakers

Anthony Davis is honoring Kobe Bryant with some permanent ink on his body.

Much like his Los Angeles Lakers teammate LeBron James, Davis got a Black Mamba tattoo to honor Bryant. Both Lakers stars got their tattoos on their thighs and done by the same artist, Vanessa Aurelia.

Davis’ tattoo has a Black Mamba snake wrapped around Kobe’s Black Mamba logo.

Here is LeBron James’ tattoo for comparison.

Fans around Los Angeles have been paying respects to Kobe by leaving notes, flowers and messages around Staples Center. Many fans are also getting tattoos to honor the legend, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday that killed nine people. Even numerous players are getting tattoos too as they cope with the death.