Athletes and tattoos are pretty much synonymous. But what is becoming more prevalent are sports stars sporting bad ink. Take J.R. Smith for example. The Cleveland Cavaliers star is making headlines for this tattoo on his right leg.
For some reason Smith decided to get the street wear brand Supreme tatted on his calf, but the NBA ain’t having. Apparently he’ll be fined 600 bucks if he doesn’t cover it up during games. But he’s not the only one who needs to fined for their terrible tattoos. Here’s 5 others.
Who can forget when Mike Tyson debuted this tribal art tattoo on his face back in 2003. The odd ink had folks scratching their heads but now it’s nearly as famous as the boxer himself. Tyson explained he wanted something that represented his warrior status and decided on ink used by the Māori tribe in New Zealand to scare people in battle … mission accomplished.
Deshawn Stevenson decided to show his appreciation for our nation’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, by tattooing his face on his adam’s apple. When asked why, he said he wanted to honor Abe for abolishing slavery, but then took it a step further and added two 5’s on either side to resemble the five dollar bill.
Vince Young doesn’t have to wear a jersey ever again thanks this tattoo. Back in 2012 the former Philadelphia Eagles star went and got his name inked across his upper back like a football jersey. Maybe he didn’t want people to forget about him or he’s just that full of himself.
Getting someone’s name tattooed on your body is pretty common, albeit risky, but their lips is a whole other matter. Apparently NBA star Kenyon Martin didn’t care about the weird ramifications when he got his then girlfriend, rap star Trina’s lips tatted on his neck. Since their split Martin has changed the infamous ink to a crown but Trina still keeps her title as the baddest b!&%h.
Artur Boruc definitely made an ass of himself with this tattoo. For reasons only the former Polish soccer goalie knows, he decided to get a cartoon monkey bent over, with the tattoo positioned so that his bellybutton is the monkey’s butt hole.