There is no shortage of examples of NBA players with bad tattoos as the league is stocked with players who attempt express themselves through their ink. There are many beautiful athlete tattoos with special meaning behind them and those should be applauded. There are also a ridiculous amount of hideous tattoos that have no place on anyone's body, especially an NBA star who is showing off a large portion of his body every time he goes to work.
Chris "Bird Man" Andersen, J.R. Smith, and DeShawn Stevenson are just a few of the NBA players with ink from head to toe and let's just say it wouldn't have been a bad idea for them to pass on a couple of their ideas for body art, or maybe ask a trusted friend what they thought first.
Some examples of the terrible ink seen across the NBA include a suicidal cartoon character, Abraham Lincoln's face, misspelled words, and a plethora of tattoos that were lost in translation. "Demon Bird Mothballs," or "Man who Sells Coffins," are just a couple of the poorly conceived Chinese character tattoo ideas dreamed up by some of the NBA's stars. It's safe to say that it's best to do a little research before putting symbols from a far away culture permanently on your body.
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Reggie Miller was a great NBA player in his day and, luckily, NBA players wear jerseys. Miller either got a tattoo of bushes or a sun burst around his belly button and now that he isn't always wearing a tank, we get to see it. Regardless of what it is, it is not a good look for the all-time great.
Richard Jefferson has always been known as having one of the worst tattoos in the NBA. It's a real simple design with the letters "RJ" encircled by some sort of squiggly line. It doesn't take much to turn people off and his limited ink is proof of that.
Maybe it's the random scribbles on his stomach that look like patchy body hair or maybe it's the ink around his lower neck, which looks like a collar. Whatever it is, it isn't good.
Stevenson went with the old, "No one will ever forget who I am during a shirts and skins pickup game" tattoo on his back by inking his name across his shoulders with his number underneath. Who needs a jersey anyways?