Photos: NBA Ink
Fifty of the best/worst/weirdest tattoos in the League.
Compiled by Eldon Khorshidi
Of the 433 players in the NBA last season—if this site is accurate—230 were ingrained with permanent ink. That’s about 53 percent of the League. We’re currently in an era where everybody and their grandmother has tats, whether it be three or 30. Allen Iverson “defied” social norms, serving as a revolutionary by bridging the gap between the NBA and the streets—hip-hop, earrings, tattoos, baggy clothes and everything in between—and countless others have followed in his footsteps. Above are 50 of the best/worst/weirdest (beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we’re told) tattoos from today’s NBA. Filtering out former players (i.e. Iverson, Stephon Marbury, Rasheed Wallace) was frustrating, because those guys helped develop the culture and message of tattoos, but if we incorporated the past, we’d have a never ending list. Anyways, there’s plenty of dope artwork in the gallery above. Any thoughts? Feel free to stop by the comments section and give us your two cents.