NFL Players with the Worst Tattoos
Vote up the worst tattoos ever inked on a football player who took the field in the NFL.
The NFL has always been known as a league where players can display their personalities in a number of different ways. Tattoos have become more prominent across the league (and in sports in general) in its more recent history, though not all football stars have made smart ink choices. Tattoos have stories behind them and it is often a way to get a glimpse inside the mind of the most popular athletes on the field each Sunday. These football players can make the catch, hit their blocks, and get their tackles, but when it comes to athlete tattoos, they've got the worst, and we have the tattoo photos to prove it.
Unlike the NBA, football players have nearly their entire body covered with athletic-style body armor so it isn’t always easy to see the bad tattoos the players have inked on their skin. Of course, there are some amazing works of body art tatted on players across the NFL and some tattoos which hold a truly special meaning to the player who has them. But for the most part, these guys are responsible for some serious sports tattoo fails.
From a big, beefy offensive lineman having “Mama’s Boy” tatted on his massive biceps to Jeremy Shockey’s nod to the great American bald eagle, the league is littered with tattoos that are questionable at best. So without further ado, it’s time to introduce the could-have-been-good, the bad and the ugly tattoos across the NFL.
Here is a list of NFL players with bad tattoos and pictures of the ink which is widely considered to make up the worst tattoos in the National Football League.
- 125 VOTESPhoto: Jeffrey Beall / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
The artist formerly known as "Ocho-Cinco" got a tattoo of his estranged wife on his leg after being arrested for domestic assault. His attempt at proving his love for her with new ink failed and they were soon officially divorced.
- 2404 VOTESPhoto: Jeffrey Beall / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0
Aaron Hernandez is obviously no longer in the NFL, but he qualifies for this list based on the overwhelming number of ink choices on his body.
- 3398 VOTESPhoto: Ray Montgomery / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0
Vince Young will forever be known as an amazing college football player who led the Texas Longhorns to a BCS National Championship. Since then, Young has been known more for his poor choices off the field. Getting his name tattooed across his upper back is just one of those poor choices.
- 4479 VOTES
Devin Thomas is well known for his tattoos, and for good reason. He has some amazing ink and then he has this thing. Yes, his entire back is covered with a massive, colorful Dragonball Z tattoo.
- 5560 VOTESPhoto: Erik Drost / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0
Like many other NFL players, Colin Kaepernick's body offers plenty of examples of ink. To be fair, his body features some impressive work, but it might be a little much.
- 6340 VOTESPhoto: Gabriel Cervantes / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0