Thursday, June 11, 2009


I've often thought about getting a tattoo - if done right, it can be a pretty cool piece of art to put on your body. I've never done it - and now that I'm in my mid 30s, it's probably never going to happen, for two reasons:

  1. To this day, there's nothing I've come up with that I really want on my body. I guess I actually need to care about things before getting some ink. Plus I haven't come up with anything that will look remotely normal on my body 30 years from today.

  2. If I got a tattoo, it would be on my upper arm and despite periodic efforts bulk up "my guns" I've basically got chicken wing arms -- again, not good.

However, many people don't suffer from the problems I've outlined above and think nothing of adding some ink to their body. The latest - Bengals receiver Chad OchoCinco. As this post from fansided informs us, Chad decided to get some new tattoos the other day, which isn't news at all, until you realize the tattoos are ON HIS FACE -- Mike Tyson style. As the picture below points out, he went with a small tat of the state of Florida on one cheek, plus a few other touches.

Setting aside the fact that in my opinion it's completely insane to ink your face, what is up with athletes and state of Florida tattoos? Chad's got a long way to go to beat Udonis Haslem, but what he lacks in size he makes up for in location.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You guys realize this face tat thing was a prank from Chad Johnson, right?