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Carmelo Anthony Tattoos

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Carmelo Anthony tattoos, ranked by fans of the sexy star and of body art. Carmelo Anthony is a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks. Anthony made his NBA debut as a pro in 2003 for the Denver Nuggets after he was chosen in the first round of the NBA Draft. Since then, Carmelo has been picked as a National Basketball Association All-Star several times and played with the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, winning a bronze medal in 2004 and back to back gold medal wins at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

You know all about Carmelo's basketball skills, but do you know anything about his basketball tattoos? Have you ever wondered what are the meanings behind Carmelo Anthony's tattoos? 

Many of Melo's tats honor the people in his life that are most important to him. Carmelo has at least 11 tattoos, each with a special meaning or memory. Carmelo Anthony's body art includes his initials "CA" with a flaming basketball, the "Smile Now, Cry Later" faces with a dagger on his arm, as well as his son's name Kiyan inked on his arm.

Similar to other athletes that have tattoos, such as LeBron James inked or Ryan Sheckler tats, Carmelo Anthony has made headlines several times as he has added a new tattoo to his collection. He is one of the hottest tattooed celebrities and famous people with tattoos.
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    WB Logo

    The initials "WB" tattooed on Carmelo Anthony's left upper chest area stands for West Baltimore, where he learned to play basketball.
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    Who Can I Trust

    Who Can I Trust is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Carmelo Anthony Tattoos
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    Along with a couple of stars on his right bicep, the tattoo "Who Can I Trust" represents a doubtful state of mind that Carmelo feels about trusting others.
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    No Struggle, No Progress

    Melo has a distinct tat on his chest that says "No Struggle, No Progress."
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    When the Grass Is Cut the Snakes Will Show

    Written out on Melo's left arm are the words "When the grass is cut the snakes will show." These are lyrics by rapper Jay-Z.
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