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LeBron James Tattoos

Updated October 28, 2019 3.0k votes 705 voters 109.8k views16 items

LeBron James tattoos, ranked by fans of the sexy star and of body art. LeBron James, nicknamed "King James," is top professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. After graduating high school, LeBron was drafted into the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team he led to the basketball finals in 2007. The all-star player has also won NBA Rookie of the Year, several NBA MVP titles and won gold medals with the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

LeBron James's tats honor the people in his life that are most important to him and remind him of how far he's come in the sports industry. James has at least 16 tattoos, each with a special meaning or memory. LeBron James body art includes special tribute to his loved ones with the words "Family" and "Loyalty" inked on each side of his body. He also has a portrait of his son, his mom Gloria's name and inspirational quotes tattooed.

Similar to other athletes that have tattoos, such as David Beckham Body Art or Randy Orton Tats, LeBron James 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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    Crowned Lion

    Photo: kingjames / Instagram
    LeBron James got his first tattoo of a crowned lion while still in high school.
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    Area Code 330 Tattoo

    Photo: kingjames / Instagram
    His right forearm tattoos include a piece that has the number 330. It is his hometown Akron's area code. 
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    Initials L and J

    Photo: flickr / CC0
    The basketball player has his initials L and J inked on the back of each of his triceps. 
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    Photo: Keith Allison / Wikimedia Commons
    Black flames adorn LeBron's right forearm. 
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