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Holly Sonders shares reason for her new Oscar De La Hoya tattoo

Holly Sonders poses

Holly Sonders is serious about her relationship with Oscar De La Hoya and has made that clear through some recent ink.

Sonders got a tattoo on the right side of her upper back about three weeks ago. The tattoo is a portrait of her boyfriend De La Hoya after winning his gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. De La Hoya dropped to a knee in the ring and raised his fist to the sky in honor of his late mother. The tattoo says “Golden Boy” at the bottom, which is De La Hoya’s nickname.

In her Instagram caption, Sonders wrote a public note to her boyfriend.

“Dear Oscar,

“You have everything in life. There is nothing I can give you that you haven’t received already…except for this. This tattoo signifies the day you became The Golden Boy. The moment you won the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics and looked up at your mother who had passed a few months prior. When deciding on an artist to bring this moment to life, there was no question that I wanted it to be your sisters husband @tattooesteban. I love you @oscardelahoya,” she wrote.

Sonders confirmed to Larry Brown Sports that the tattoo is 100 percent real, casting aside the doubters who questioned its authenticity. Oscar’s brother-in-law, Esteban Camacho, is the one who tattooed Sonders with the design. He specializes in tattooing portraits.

Sonders told Larry Brown Sports in a message that she narrowed down the photos she was considering to a few images. She says it was Camacho who told her he always wanted to tattoo that particular photo of Oscar, which helped her finalize the decision. Sonders also noted to LBS that next year marks the 30-year anniversary of De La Hoya winning his gold medal in the lightweight division in Barcelona.

Sonders and De La Hoya went public about their relationship over the summer. The two hit it off after Sonders interviewed the boxing promoter in June. Sonders remains well known among sports fans from her past golf coverage on Golf Channel and FOX. De La Hoya, 48, won 11 world titles as a boxer and was set to fight in a celebrity boxing match in September before being forced to withdraw.

Tyron Woodley gets Jake Paul tattoo on fitting body part

Tyron Woodley tattoo

Tyron Woodley made good on his agreement to get a Jake Paul tattoo. He put the fresh ink on a very fitting body part.

Woodley shared video on social media Monday of him getting the tattoo done. The tattoo says “I love Jake Paul.” Woodley got it done on his middle finger, likely as an F-you to Paul.

Here’s the video of him getting the tattoo done:

Paul beat Woodley via split decision in a boxing match on Aug. 29. It was the first pro boxing fight for Woodley, who is a former UFC champion.

Paul told Woodley that he needed to get an “I love Jake Paul” tattoo in order to be granted a rematch. However, since Woodley took his time getting the tattoo, Paul started exploring other possible fights.

It’s unclear whether Paul will give Woodley the rematch. But Paul didn’t waste time teasing Woodley about needing the money from a rematch.

Woodley earned $2 million in base pay for his fight with Paul, plus a cut of the pay-per-view sales.

Paul, 24, is 4-0 as a pro boxer and has beaten former MMA stars in consecutive boxing matches.

Ezekiel Elliott has a very appropriate ‘feed me’ stomach tattoo

Ezekiel Elliott feed me tattoo

Ezekiel Elliott is known for wearing a crop-top style jersey when playing football. His short top leaves his stomach exposed, which has become his signature look. He even wore a crop top suit at the NFL Draft.

Back then, Elliott’s stomach was bare. But that has changed.

At the start of last NFL season, Elliott debuted a new stomach tattoo covering his belly. The tattoo says “feed me” and includes spoons on either side.

The tattoo is quite fitting for a few reasons.

One, the location of talking about being fed on one’s belly is appropriate. Two, “feed me” is Zeke’s way of saying he wants the ball. “Let Zeke eat” has even been a popular phrase during Elliott’s Cowboys career, spearheaded by this great clip.

When the Cowboys feed Zeke in his belly, it’s generally a good thing.

Bruce Arians shows off tattoo he got to commemorate Super Bowl win

Bruce Arians tattoo

Bruce Arians said he would get a tattoo if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, and the head coach proved on Tuesday that he is a man of his word.

Arians got a tattoo on his back that features the Bucs team logo, the Super Bowl LV logo and the 31-9 score from the big game. He showed off the new ink on his Twitter account.

Anyone who knows Arians knows he is a man of his word. He openly said after the season that the Bucs were going to re-sign all of their key players and keep their championship core together, and that is exactly what they have done.

Few coaches in NFL history have been more enthusiastic about winning a championship than Arians. We saw that with the epic speech he delivered at the Bucs’ Super Bowl parade, which you can see here.

The Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski Tampa party continues! Treat yourself or a friend with this great Tampa Fiesta shirt. You can buy it here.

Vanessa Bryant gets ‘Mambacita’ tribute tattoo for late daughter Gianna

Vanessa Bryant

Vanessa Bryant showed off on social media the tribute tattoo she got recently for her late daughter, Gianna.

Vanessa showed a photo on Instagram Tuesday of the “Mambacita” tattoo she got for Gianna. The tattoo features I heart over the “I” and butterfly design at the end.

Vanessa’s late husband Kobe was nicknamed “Black Mamba.” Gianna, who was an emerging basketball player, was “Mambacita,” which is the version of the nickname for a little girl.

Vanessa also shared that her 18-year-old daughter Natalia received her fourth tattoo, which was a tribute to Kobe as well.

Natalia is the oldest of the four children born to Kobe and Vanessa. She is going through the college admissions process. The other daughters are both young — Bianka is four and Capri is one.

Both Kobe and Gianna died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020.

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.”