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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Articles tagged: tattoos

Look: Gerardo Parra gets World Series tattoo

Gerardo Parra Baby Shark

It took a bit of time, but Gerardo Parra has followed through and gotten his Baby Shark-inspired World Series tattoo.

Parra, the former Washington Nationals outfielder whose change in walk-up music to “Baby Shark” led to something of a craze, got a long-promised tattoo of the World Series trophy, with a sunglasses-wearing Baby Shark as the centerpiece.

Parra pledged he would do this prior to the World Series, and while it took him a while, he’s followed through on it. He hasn’t skimped on things, either — that is one elaborate tattoo, complete with the shark at the heart of it all. Given how the crowd would react when it was played, though, can you blame him for wanting to memorialize it?

Parra signed with Japan’s Yomiuri Giants back in November. He’ll have to find a way to come back stateside for a visit to show off the new ink.

Rex Ryan shows off tattoo of wife that he had changed from Jets to Bills colors

Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan has an extremely awkward tattoo on his arm that many of you have probably forgotten about or wisely decided to black out, but the former coach was happy to remind us all of it on Sunday.

ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” aired a segment on Dak Prescott’s tattoos, which led to a discussion about Ryan’s body art. That’s when Rex proudly rolled up his right sleeve to reveal the promiscuous tattoo that once depicted his wife in a New York Jets jersey but has since been covered with blue ink — kind of.

Ryan, who is no stranger to self-deprecation, mocked the tattoo for not really being Buffalo Bills blue. At least he has a sense of humor about it.

Rex has a few different tattoos, and the one of his wife may not be as wild as the one on his leg. We wouldn’t recommend he take any more trips to the tattoo parlor.

Oklahoma Sooners fan gets Horns Down tattoo on inner lip

David Sills horns down

How far are you willing to go to show support for your favorite team? One woman got a Horns Down tattoo on her inner lip to prepare for the weekend’s Red River Rivalry game between Oklahoma and Texas.

On Tuesday, an Oklahoma-based fashion blogger named Lacy said on Twitter that she would get a Horns Down tattoo if her tweet got 200 retweets.

The tweet got over 400 retweets, so Lacy scheduled a tattoo appointment and got the ink done on Thursday.

She showed off the final product:

That’s dedication. Just don’t let the Big 12 know about it; the tattoo might trigger a 15-yard penalty.

H/T Barstool Sports

Look: Lonzo Ball gets tattoo sleeve of historic black icons

Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball recently got a tattoo sleeve on his arm that features some truly incredible art work depicting historic black icons.

Tattoo artist Steve Butcher, who tattooed Ball’s sleeve, shared a video clip on Instagram Monday showing off the final piece. Butcher said Ball was 99 percent healed at the time the video was recorded.

Ball’s left arm tattoo sleeve features portraits of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Barack Obama, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson.

The detail and realness of each portrait is truly stunning. Butcher could not have done a better job on Ball’s arm.

Interestingly, when Ball entered the league in 2017, he did not have any tattoos on his body, in large part because his outspoken father LaVar frowned upon them. That has quickly changed. Lonzo got his first ones last year in solidarity with his brother, LiAngelo, and added a sleeve on his left arm last offseason.

“My brother got a bunch of them so I didn’t want him to be the only one in the family,” Ball told the LA Times. “My dad was pretty mad the first time. I used to have wristbands but they all snapped off so I figured I’d put them there permanently.”

The only problem with the tattoos is if something changes and you feel differently about the permanent ink. For instance, Ball ended up covering up one of his tattoos and changing it in March.

As much as we love the sleeve — it truly is a work of art — we are a little disappointed that Lonzo missed one other Black icon.

Kyle Kuzma got awesome Space Jam-themed tattoo

Kyle Kuzma

After LeBron James signed with his team earlier this summer, Kyle Kuzma can now add another W to the books.

Famous Los Angeles-area tattoo artist Herchell Carrasco took to Instagram on Saturday to show off some new work that he did on the Los Angeles Lakers forward. Kuzma got a bottle that read “Kuz’s Secret Stuff” inked onto his right thigh. The tattoo is an obvious and iconic reference to “Michael’s Secret Stuff” from “Space Jam.” Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen & Roll shared the image:

The 23-year-old Kuzma averaged 16.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Lakers as a rookie last season, so the hope will be that his bottle of secret stuff leads him to a second-year leap as he plays alongside James.

Kuzma definitely deserves props for such an epic tat (especially with the attention to detail in including Bugs Bunny’s hand). But this may not even be the best homage to “Space Jam” that we have seen in sports so far this year.

Look: JR Smith got ‘Supreme’ tattoo

JR Smith

JR Smith is definitely having the most JR Smith of offseasons.

The Cleveland Cavaliers veteran took to Instagram on Thursday to show off some new ink, specifically a prominent “Supreme” tattoo on his right leg.

#Work #SupremeTeam

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This comes just months after Smith sported a “Supreme” shooting sleeve during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers in December.

The 32-year-old will have some rehabbing of his image to do next season after his blunder heard around the world cost the Cavs Game 1 of the NBA Finals and possibly LeBron James as well. But so far, so bad for him, especially since Smith was also involved in a ridiculous incident earlier this week.

Nick Young shows off new Larry O’Brien Trophy neck tattoo

Nick Young snapchat
Nick Young is an NBA champion, and he has the tattoo to prove it.

Young shared photos on his Instagram story Friday night of him getting a new tattoo. The new work proved to be a Larry O’Brien Trophy tattoo on his neck.

The Larry O’Brien Trophy is awarded to the NBA champions, which turned out to be Young’s Golden State Warriors, who captured their third title in four seasons.

Known for being a good scorer but a bit of a class-clown type, Young won his first title in his 12th season. The good news is there were no misspellings in this tattoo, unlike the big mistake Swaggy nearly made a few years ago.