Tattoos are certainly common in the NBA. Few players are inky, but some of them are among the best in the league. Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul don’t have tattoos. Neither do Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard.
Compared to other sports or other professional subcultures (musicians, actors, etc.). You even notice that many players come into the league without tattoos and once they are in the NBA they start getting tattooed.
Tattoos. A study found that about 56% of NBA players have tattoos.
Curry has four different tattoos on his wrists and they all symbolize something important in his life. On his right wrist he has “האהבה לא תבל לעולם אך” and on the outside of his left wrist he has “קרי”. Both are Hebrew expressions that show a connection to the Bible.
Jordan has a small tattoo across his left chest. It is an Omega horseshoe and was used to affirm his commitment to the Omega Psi Phi black fraternity, of which he was a member while he was a student at the University of North Carolina.
Least Tattooed: San Antonio Spurs
Believe it or not, two-thirds of the Spurs’ Big Three (Tim Duncan and Tony Parker) have tattoos.
He enjoys his role, enjoys playing the game but is never overly direct. This humility is reflected in his lack of ink.
Perhaps not surprisingly, a player who has worn 23 for most of his career after his favorite player has grown up has 23 tattoos to go with it. The tattoos are everywhere, although James doesn’t have the same tattoos as his former teammate JR Smith and some of the other players in the NBA.
Eye of God
While watching basketball, I just noticed one of my favorite athletes: Luka Doncic has an Illuminati tattoo on his arm. One of Doncic’s most impressive tattoos is his Eye of God, which some will know as the “All-Seeing Eye.” The icon is an eye in a triangle.
As we can see, Fitzgerald doesn’t have any tattoos, which is pretty rare in the NFL. He’s reportedly not a “tattoo guy.” His signature look is his cool dreadlocks, which he keeps in honor of his late mother who lost her life to breast cancer.
In general, the NBA cannot ban a player from displaying a tattoo. And in general, the NBA wouldn’t want to ban a player from showing a tattoo. This is already confirmed: most NBA players have tattoos and show them off proudly – and the NBA has made no attempt to change that.
Ben Simmons and Kevin Love are two All Stars who fuel their style with great play on the court and are among the hottest NBA players of all time. Young NBA stars like D’Angelo Russell and Devin Booker also have something to say about the Top 10 Hottest NBA Players debate.
The scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi explains that tattoos are sinful because they are an expression of vanity and alter the physical creation of God.
It’s only been a few years since the 31-year-old gave fans a glimpse of his impressive tattoos. The inspiration for Kevin Durant’s ink comes from his family, his religious beliefs, and the people he looks up to most. All in all, Durant has a total of 15 known tattoos on his body.
Well, more like in her own skin. Known professionally as Dr. Woo, the 40-year-old SoCal native has made a name for himself as the tattoo artist of choice in Los Angeles’ hype-loving creative class. He constantly draws from the dermis of A-list celebrities like Zoë Kravitz, Drake, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.
Shaq is indeed a mammoth of a man and he wasn’t at all shy about using it as a big screen. Shaquille O’Neal’s most prominent tattoos are plastered all over his massive arms, and fans could usually get an up-close look every time he cocks those weapons with each rim-rocking dunk.