Archive for the 'Ink' Category

Ink, instagram / Apr 3, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Fan Decides Just One Charlie Villanueva Tattoo Isn’t Enough

Charlie Villanueva

We’ve got some tattoos. While we’re not the sort that would get an epic back tattoo of Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen, we can partially understand why someone would want to permanently etch that on their body. Those were iconic players on a team that won more games in one season than any other team in NBA history. We’re not so sure about Pistons reserve Charlie Villanueva, though. What’s more, one fan wasn’t content with just a single tattoo of the former UCONN star; he had to get a second. Read More »

Ink / Apr 2, 2014 / 11:00 am

The Craziest Jordan, Pippen, Rodman Tattoo You Will Ever See

Chicago Bulls tattoo

Chicago Bulls tattoo (photo. @Howsito)

Almost two years ago, we ran a post on a fan who had a unique Chicago Bulls tattoo on his back. It tore up the Internet. Yesterday, that fan reached out to me again on Twitter to say he’s now completed his vision. The results are incredible. Read More »

Ink, instagram / Mar 12, 2014 / 12:15 pm

LeBron James Poses With Fanatic Showing Off Crazy LeBron Tattoo (Pic)

Fan, LeBron James

At Dime, we’re all about the ink, but tattoos are a pretty crazy way to express your fanaticism for an athlete you’ll probably never meet. Not so for one young LeBron James fan (we’re assuming he’s young because only young people make decisions like this), who ran into his idol and got to pose for James’ IG. Read More »

Ink / Feb 27, 2014 / 1:00 pm

4 Startling Tattoos Of NBA Players

Gary Payton tattoo

Gary Payton (photo. @mmmjennay)

To celebrate the New Season of Ink Master, back on Tuesdays at 10/9c on Spike, the show is sponsoring “Tattoo Bracket 2014.” Vote on your favorite tattoos for your chance to win a trip for 2 to SXSW. Vote here. In an effort to amp you up for the amazing ink you’re going to vote on, check out four of our favorite NBA player-inspired tattoos. Read More »

Ink / Feb 25, 2014 / 2:00 pm

3 Current NBA Players With The Most Tattoos

J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

To celebrate the New Season of Ink Master, premiering tonight at 10/9c on Spike, the show is sponsoring “Tattoo Bracket 2014.” Vote on your favorite tattoos for your chance to win a trip for 2 to SXSW. Vote HERE before it’s too late! If you’re too embarrassed by your own tattoo to submit, just think of these 3 NBA players who have turned their entire bodies into a tattoo artist’s panorama. Read More »

Ink / Feb 21, 2014 / 5:00 pm

3 Underrated NBA Tattoo Origin Stories

Monta Ellis Chest tattoo

(photo. The Basketball Jones)

To celebrate the New Season of Ink Master, premiering Tuesday February 25 at 10/9c on Spike, the show is sponsoring “Tattoo Bracket 2014.” Vote on your favorite tattoos for your chance to win a trip for 2 to SXSW. Vote here. While you might think your ink won’t make the cut, here are three NBA examples to show you that ink is in the eye of the beholder, and sometimes only the person getting the tattoo understands why it’s important to them. Read More »

Ink, instagram, NBA / Feb 18, 2014 / 1:30 pm

5 Of The Best NBA Tattoos On Instagram

J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

To celebrate the New Season of Ink Master, premiering Tuesday February 25 at 10/9c on Spike, the show is sponsoring “Tattoo Bracket 2014.” Head over to the submissions page and submit a photo of it for your chance to win a trip for 2 to SXSW. In the mean time, just to give you a taste of the NBA’s own ink from around the Association, here are our favorite five tattooed players on Instagram. Read More »

Ink, Twitter / Jan 28, 2014 / 2:45 pm

The Greatest Matt Bonner Tattoo Of All Time (Pic)

Matt Bonner, Kevin Durant

Matt Bonner, Kevin Durant (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

Spurs reserve forward Matt Bonner does not light up the stat sheet, and barely sees run if Gregg Popovich thinks he’ll get taken advantage of on the defensive end. But he’s easily the best ginger in the NBA after Brian Scalabrine‘s retirement, and the “Red Mamba” has a huge fan as was recently discovered on Twitter. Read More »

Ink, Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 30, 2013 / 3:45 pm

A Day In The Life: Watch J.R. Smith & Brittney Griner Get New Tattoos

J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

We’ve been fans of J.R. Smith‘s ink for a long time, having featured him back in the day in our popular Ink section of the magazine. The dude is unique, authentic and seems to actually have ideas behind his tattoos rather than just getting random stuff for the sake of it. Read More »

Ink, Latest News / Sep 10, 2013 / 1:30 pm

J.R. Smith’s Brother Gets A Tattoo Of J.R. Smith’s Face On His Back

Chris Smith

Chris Smith (photo. Instagram.com/3_chrissmith)

J.R. Smith might have more tattoos than any player in the league, seemingly coming back every fall with more. His brother, Chris Smith, decided to celebrate J.R.’s 28th birthday in similar fashion. While we dropped a feature on J.R.’s 10 best dunks in the NBA, his bro Chris got a tattoo of J.R.’s face on his back. Read More »