This cyclist was probably the greatest hope of American cycling together with Lance Armstrong (before the drugs.) He is one of the most memorable in our list and it’s not hard to guess why. His face tattoo was later removed by surgery, and his career went peddling downhill.
This amazing soccor player is representative of a long history of Polynesian tattoos that celebrate women of the Hawaii, Polynesia and the South Pacific. She represents all the best of women of the South Pacific and their amazing tattoo tradition.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Quality, not quantity. The football player-turned-wrestler-turned-actor boasts one of the most badass tribals out there. Covering his entire upper-left arm, shoulder, and peck the tattoo took a total of 60 hours to complete.
The man of steel Also known as superman. NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal's favorite tattoos comes from one of his favorite all-time music artists Jay-Z.
Chris "Birdman" Anderson
Andersen had “Free Bird’’ tattooed across his neck in bright yellow lettering. He's a fan of that song by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and it had meaning to him when listening to it regularly during his suspension. He also said in 2009 that the tattoo had something todo with having just broken off an engagement.
"When I first started getting tattoos, I never expected to get a lot. Over the course of my life, everything started happening for a reason. If people want to know why, I'll definitely explain the reasons behind them. If someone's interested, I'm honored to tell them."
Josh Hamilton got his tattoos while suffering through addictions to drugs and alcohol. His ink acts as a reminder as to how far Hamilton has come from those low points in his life.
The truth is, there's a deeper meaning behind eachtattoo. So, before you judge Allen Iverson's character, see what his tattoos represent and what they mean.