Archive for the 'Ink' Category

Ink / Feb 21, 2014 / 5:00 pm

3 Underrated NBA Tattoo Origin Stories

Monta Ellis Chest tattoo

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

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

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

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

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 »

Ink, Smack / Aug 26, 2013 / 11:00 am

Larry Sanders Gets A New Tattoo; Spells “Receive” Wrong

Larry Sanders

Larry Sanders has some of the NBA’s best ink. Seriously, his collection is ridiculous. He once made our All-Tattoo Third Team, and from there, his lineup grew so quickly that we ran a magazine feature on it in Dime #60. But recently, he got a new tattoo and didn’t find out that it was misspelled until posting a photo on Instagram. Read More »

Ink / Mar 5, 2013 / 12:30 pm

From Dime 72: Anthony Morrow Has Some Of The NBA’s Best Tattoos

Anthony Morrow

This feature was originally published in Dime 72. Check your local newsstands now to see the piece in its entirety…

The Nets started a new age in Brooklyn this season, and they’re doing it without Anthony Morrow, the 6-5 sharpshooter who spent the last two seasons with New Jersey. He was traded to Atlanta this summer, and then to Dallas during this year’s trade deadline. Read More »

Ink, NBA / Nov 2, 2012 / 3:00 pm

NBA Ink: Portland Trail Blazers Rookie Will Barton Breaks down His Tattoos

Will Barton

Damian Lillard isn’t the only Trail Blazers rookie to have his own video series. Three installments of Baltimore native and former Memphis standout Will Barton‘s “All or Nothing” were released yesterday and take viewers into Barton’s neighborhood on draft day in June. Read More »

Ink / Aug 13, 2012 / 4:30 pm

NBA’s Best New Ink: Jason Terry

Jason Terry

Okay, the first time it was a little weird. Now Jason Terry has everyone laughing. After he memorably got the Larry O’Brien Trophy tattooed on his arm before Dallas actually won the thing, he decided this summer to one up himself by getting his bicep inked with Lucky the Leprechaun to show his Celtic pride. Naturally, instead of spinning a basketball on his finger, Lucky is… yes, you guessed it, spinning the Larry O’Brien trophy on his finger. Read More »

Ink / Jul 27, 2012 / 2:30 pm

James Harden’s Face Gets Tattooed On Fan’s Arm

James Harden

Although I’m not sure when this clearly devoted James Harden fan got the NBA’s Sixth Man tattooed onto his forearm, I’ve got a feeling that even Harden’s muzzled Finals performance wouldn’t have dimmed his pride. Sure, it’s easy to throw on one of those orange, foam beard that the Thunder gave out during the playoffs, but this person takes the adoration of Harden’s beard to the next, permanent level. Read More »