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SethJoyner59
01-05-2012, 07:25 PM
I've watched a lot of games so far this year and can't beleive how many players have tattoos. Not saying it's a bad thing but these guys are covered from head to toe. At least in baseball and football, they are covered by the uniforms but David Stern can't be happy about this. Look at Cam Newton in Carolina. He was told to never get the idea of getting a tattoo.

gauth25
01-05-2012, 07:34 PM
Who cares? It`s their life, not yours.

lakerboy
01-05-2012, 07:35 PM
I've watched a lot of games so far this year and can't beleive how many players have tattoos. Not saying it's a bad thing since I have one of Seth Joyner on my arm, but these guys are covered from head to toe. At least in baseball and football, they are covered by the uniforms but David Stern can't be happy about this. Look at Cam Newton in Carolina. He was told to never get the idea of getting a tattoo.

This topic is really subjective. Like for me, I find tattoo sleeves better looking than just a single tattoo. Overall, I'd still prefer no tattoos though.

sixers247
01-05-2012, 07:36 PM
Wait you have Seth joyner on your arm????? :laugh:

Nick O
01-05-2012, 07:37 PM
... wait wait wait... you got Seth Joyner tattooed on your arm? ... WTF man!?

smith&wesson
01-05-2012, 07:41 PM
http://www.sportressofblogitude.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/chris-birdman-anderson-new-tattoo.jpg

just brutal.

but to each his own.

SethJoyner59
01-05-2012, 07:41 PM
Yea. My favorite Eagle of all time. Not the point tho.

Tony_Starks
01-05-2012, 07:42 PM
Tattoo of a man on your arm you say? I believe that is in direct violation of manlaw #25, article 7 which plainly states: there is to be no tattoo'ing of another man on one's flesh unless said man is a legendary relative of at least 70 years of age or a superhero who has saved your life........

smith&wesson
01-05-2012, 07:43 PM
why in the world would any one get a tattoo fo seth joyner ? are you kidding me. thank god you can remove that **** now.

smith&wesson
01-05-2012, 07:44 PM
Tattoo of a man on your arm you say? I believe that is in direct violation of manlaw #25, article 7 which plainly states: there is to be no tattoo'ing of another man on one's flesh unless said man is a legendary relative of at least 70 years of age or a superhero who has saved your life........

this.

DMasta718
01-05-2012, 07:44 PM
I thought it was a troll comment lol

smith&wesson
01-05-2012, 07:44 PM
Yea. My favorite Eagle of all time. Not the point tho.

sorry we kind of missed the point when you stated THAT YOU HAVE A TATOO OF SETH JOYNER on your arm. that deserves a thread by itself.

WildcatsPride
01-05-2012, 07:46 PM
It's their body, they can do what they want with it. However I think they go overboard with the tattoos, especially when they have not only have sleeve tattoos, but also tats covering their whole torso and chest area.

THINKBLUE15
01-05-2012, 07:47 PM
The type of guys who play basketball are generally from inner city backgrounds. It's kind of a slippery slope type of subject but demographically Carmello is more inclined to have tattoos than Luke Walton or Chris Paul. Gonna have to leave it at that.

I doubt it is gang affiliated. They are filthy rich and do what they want with their bodies. Their right.

sep11ie
01-05-2012, 07:48 PM
I'm thinking about getting a tattoo of Bubby Brister.

Nick O
01-05-2012, 07:50 PM
im still lmao at seth joyner being on your arm

Tony_Starks
01-05-2012, 07:50 PM
The type of guys who play basketball are generally from inner city backgrounds. It's kind of a slippery slope type of subject but demographically Carmello is more inclined to have tattoos than Luke Walton. Gonna have to leave it at that.

I doubt it is gang affiliated.


I don't know man. I saw some pretty narly tattoo's in college and they defenitely weren't from the hood......

Corey
01-05-2012, 07:51 PM
Who gives a ****? It's just ink.

SethJoyner59
01-05-2012, 07:52 PM
im still lmao at seth joyner being on your arm

I'm still lmao that you're still making a big deal about it.

GodsSon
01-05-2012, 07:53 PM
The type of guys who play basketball are generally from inner city backgrounds. It's kind of a slippery slope type of subject but demographically Carmello is more inclined to have tattoos than Luke Walton or Chris Paul. Gonna have to leave it at that.

I doubt it is gang affiliated. They are filthy rich and do what they want with their bodies. Their right.

No offence, but that has to be the worst argument ever.

Nick O
01-05-2012, 07:54 PM
I'm still lmao that you're still making a big deal about it.

huh,, we sir differ on our sense of humour

smith&wesson
01-05-2012, 07:57 PM
Why do ppl asume that tattoos are gang related ? so if a girl has a tattoo of a flower on her pelvic bone does that mean shes from compton ? cmon. some ppl are soo brain washed.

smith&wesson
01-05-2012, 07:58 PM
No offence, but that has to be the worst argument ever.

agreed

BT601
01-05-2012, 08:06 PM
my body my choice

KB24PG16
01-05-2012, 08:07 PM
Birdman looks really bad...

The Final Boss
01-05-2012, 08:18 PM
Because these types of people are clowns. It's pretty cut and dry.

metfan22
01-05-2012, 08:34 PM
Well I think its because tatoos bother you(white people) so much. Its a counterculter. If you hate it we are probably gonna like it. Why does other peoples skin concern you so much? It really shouldnt, especially cause they are all dudes.

blastmasta26
01-05-2012, 08:39 PM
Well I think its because tatoos bother you(white people) so much. Its a counterculter. If you hate it we are probably gonna like it. Why does other peoples skin concern you so much? It really shouldnt, especially cause they are all dudes.
White people? What does that have to do with anything? Look at Birdman.

Corey
01-05-2012, 08:39 PM
Well I think its because tatoos bother you(white people) so much. Its a counterculter. If you hate it we are probably gonna like it. Why does other peoples skin concern you so much? It really shouldnt, especially cause they are all dudes.

...The ****?

blahblahyoutoo
01-05-2012, 08:52 PM
Well I think its because tatoos bother you(white people) so much. Its a counterculter. If you hate it we are probably gonna like it. Why does other peoples skin concern you so much? It really shouldnt, especially cause they are all dudes.

racist.

metfan22
01-05-2012, 08:54 PM
White people? What does that have to do with anything? Look at Birdman.

I would say the overwhelming majority of black people could care less what "birdman" puts on his skin. My point was not trying to say a certain race is more prone to get tatoos, it was a comment on the kind of people who are most likely to be offended by them. And calling someone "birdman" is much more indicative of gang activity than tats.

ChurcH
01-05-2012, 09:03 PM
Addiction and Money.

Nick O
01-05-2012, 09:07 PM
let everyone live their life, look at my lifestyle, idgaf!

wait your a legit tran? :P

pd1dish
01-05-2012, 09:16 PM
This topic is really subjective. Like for me, I find tattoo sleeves better looking than just a single tattoo. Overall, I'd still prefer no tattoos though.

until you try to get a legitimate job......

Desiretowin
01-05-2012, 09:28 PM
I agree with the previous posts. It's their body and their choice to do what they want to do with it. They'll face the consequences if they go too far.

Hellcrooner
01-05-2012, 09:32 PM
Didnt you know?

If you dont wear tatoos,, are good spoken have some brains and dont go pump chesting you wont get a lot of popularity and flashy tv sneakers adds to make you overated ask TIm Duncan or Battier.

Oh and if you happen to be white or foreign or both and you got not tatoos you will inmediately be called soft.

Hellcrooner
01-05-2012, 09:34 PM
Well I think its because tatoos bother you(white people) so much. Its a counterculter. If you hate it we are probably gonna like it. Why does other peoples skin concern you so much? It really shouldnt, especially cause they are all dudes.

http://www.celebritytattoodesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/designs-s/nikki-sixx/nikki-sixx-kat-total-tats.jpg

yeah yeah, white men dont have tatoos....

Matrix3132
01-05-2012, 10:04 PM
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Tony_Starks
01-05-2012, 10:49 PM
I think the main point of this thread got lost. Let's focus people: the op has a tattoo of a man on his arm.

dodie53
01-06-2012, 06:12 AM
it's their choice

KingPosey
01-06-2012, 07:07 AM
These damn kids today and their hippy hoppy, and their moving picture boxes, and writing cartoons on their bodies!

I saw Suzie Horshwitz the other day with her son Harrison, or as he calls himslef, T Doggy or T Bone or Tea Time or whatever. He has hair down to his butt like a dang girl! Now my grandson Nathan, he's such a niiiiiice boy! Always helping his Papa with the chores. Why cant he find a nice girl?!

Ty Fast
01-06-2012, 07:09 AM
some tats are sweet but some people over do them.

KingPosey
01-06-2012, 07:10 AM
Well I think its because tatoos bother you(white people) so much. Its a counterculter. If you hate it we are probably gonna like it. Why does other peoples skin concern you so much? It really shouldnt, especially cause they are all dudes.

lol WHAT?! That makes no sense in about a billion ways....

FrenchSunsFan
01-06-2012, 07:26 AM
Dennis Rodman was the first .

braveniler58
01-06-2012, 12:15 PM
I love tattoos. Nothing wrong with them. I don't have any myself, but I'm working on getting some.

If the NBA players want to cover their body with tattoos, go for it. I have no right telling them what to do with their bodies, and neither do you.

ee
01-06-2012, 12:32 PM
It's the new age, sometimes I wonder why some players don't have any....

I have a half sleeve myself, looking into getting a full sleeve when I get the money.....

The Ooh Child
01-06-2012, 12:42 PM
Birdman looks like a meth head

avon_barksdale
01-06-2012, 12:43 PM
Didnt you know?

If you dont wear tatoos,, are good spoken have some brains and dont go pump chesting you wont get a lot of popularity and flashy tv sneakers adds to make you overated ask TIm Duncan or Battier.

Oh and if you happen to be white or foreign or both and you got not tatoos you will inmediately be called soft.

tim duncan got tatts

u a racist mo****a

and foreign players do be soft (white ones) mostly aint our fault they be 7 foot tall shooting guards. sorry but if u 7 feet tall u should be pulling down 13+ reb a game

PacersForLife
01-06-2012, 04:52 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bQ0SqifjNcg/S74lHp_VwGI/AAAAAAAATas/eVChJFukZBM/s1600/tim-duncan-tattoo-2.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TCdErEO7OCM/S6thMormJ7I/AAAAAAAABW0/97gI5PdfQnQ/s1600/Jason+Kidd+tattoo.jpg
http://philly.barstoolsports.com/files/2011/07/kevin-durant-tattoos.jpg
Some of the players that are considered classy have tattoos they just hide them. Reggie Miller also had 1 or 2, I don't mind them, but Birdman's neck tattoos are about too much.

Evolution23
01-06-2012, 07:39 PM
Birdman looks like a freak.

Evolution23
01-06-2012, 07:40 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bQ0SqifjNcg/S74lHp_VwGI/AAAAAAAATas/eVChJFukZBM/s1600/tim-duncan-tattoo-2.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TCdErEO7OCM/S6thMormJ7I/AAAAAAAABW0/97gI5PdfQnQ/s1600/Jason+Kidd+tattoo.jpg
http://philly.barstoolsports.com/files/2011/07/kevin-durant-tattoos.jpg
Some of the players that are considered classy have tattoos they just hide them. Reggie Miller also had 1 or 2, I don't mind them, but Birdman's neck tattoos are about too much.

Durant's tattoo are ugly

johndeniel
04-06-2012, 01:30 AM
This is not a good thing. Everyone has a right to decorate his body. But I think while choosing a tattoo design first you should discuss with your tattoo making artist for what design would be better on your body.

justinnum1
04-06-2012, 01:32 AM
http://www.sportressofblogitude.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/chris-birdman-anderson-new-tattoo.jpg

just brutal.

but to each his own.

I seriously doubt he was sober when he got that, probably on an oxy

Rndy
04-06-2012, 01:35 AM
Barnes and JR Smith should be held to a high standard all the trees that have been saved because they decided to draw on their body's.

TheHighLife
04-06-2012, 02:06 AM
A lot of people banned in this thread... I'm probably next for saying this.

greg_ory_2005
04-06-2012, 02:40 AM
Meh, it's their body. They're allowed to do whatever they want with it.

Sly Guy
04-06-2012, 08:32 AM
I don't really care, ink doesn't bother me, but I think it's pretty funny when a darker skinned brother is tatt'd head to to in nothing but black ink. What's the point?

Rentzias
04-06-2012, 09:24 AM
I don't really care, ink doesn't bother me, but I think it's pretty funny when a darker skinned brother is tatt'd head to to in nothing but black ink. What's the point?
The point is that...OP HAS A TATTOO OF SETH JOYNER ON HIS BODY!

Mr Haha
04-06-2012, 09:28 AM
It's ugly. I hate to say it, but it's true. They look like fools, living up to the worst stereotypes. Hopefully it's just a fashion trend and it will swing back the other way before long.

Lim
04-06-2012, 11:40 AM
the way i see it is... we were all brought to Earth against our will. we should be able to do whatever the **** we want as long as its not being a serial killer or something.

Corey
04-06-2012, 12:23 PM
This thread is full of lulz.

Becks2307
04-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Wow durants tats suck lol

JayW_1023
04-06-2012, 01:01 PM
Chris Andersons tattoo's may actually have a function. Who wants to attack the rim when a defender sports a tat that causes epileptic seizures.

tyfreaks brotha
04-06-2012, 01:08 PM
Because it's the player's body and style so he can do whatever the **** he wants

Corey
04-06-2012, 01:26 PM
Wow durants tats suck loloh?

They're actually quite well done, so what are you basing that statement on?

Cfrey
04-06-2012, 01:28 PM
I have elephant ears on my inner thighs so when a girl can easily distinguish my trunk

iam brett favre
04-06-2012, 01:34 PM
Duran't tattoo's aren't bad but its who gets their whole stomach and chest done? It looks weird.

yashi mack
04-06-2012, 02:05 PM
I really cant speak for the older guys but growing up in this generation allot of guys tat there bodies up because of lil wayne. They think its the popular thing to do.

LASportsFan1996
04-06-2012, 09:44 PM
Birdman Is Overboard