The Nude & Tattooed Athletes Of The ESPN Body Issue

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This year's ESPN Body Issue once again features athletes in all shapes and sizes, only baring their bodies.

They give us a view of whatever feature they take pride in or are insecure about. Only goes to show that they're just like the rest of us, flaws and all, only having an obvious advantage with fitness. We also get to see their tattoos, the stories behind them seeping out and casting a haze around them as individuals.

Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) / Courtesy of ESPN
Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) / Courtesy of ESPN
Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) / Courtesy of ESPN
Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) / Courtesy of ESPN
Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) / Courtesy of ESPN
Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) / Courtesy of ESPN
Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) / Courtesy of ESPN
Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) / Courtesy of ESPN
Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars) / Courtesy of ESPN
Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars) / Courtesy of ESPN

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Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars) / Courtesy of ESPN
Tyler Seguin (Dallas Stars) / Courtesy of ESPN
Leticia Bufoni (Skateboarder) / Courtesy of ESPN
Leticia Bufoni (Skateboarder) / Courtesy of ESPN
Leticia Bufoni (Skateboarder) / Courtesy of ESPN
Leticia Bufoni (Skateboarder) / Courtesy of ESPN
Stan Wawrinka (Tennis) / Courtesy of ESPN
Stan Wawrinka (Tennis) / Courtesy of ESPN
Stan Wawrinka (Tennis) / Courtesy of ESPN
Stan Wawrinka (Tennis) / Courtesy of ESPN
Stan Wawrinka (Tennis) / Courtesy of ESPN
Stan Wawrinka (Tennis) / Courtesy of ESPN
Jermaine Jones (USMNT) / Courtesy of ESPN
Jermaine Jones (USMNT) / Courtesy of ESPN
Jermaine Jones (USMNT) / Courtesy of ESPN
Jermaine Jones (USMNT) / Courtesy of ESPN
Jermaine Jones (USMNT) / Courtesy of ESPN
Jermaine Jones (USMNT) / Courtesy of ESPN
Khatuna Lorig (Olympic Archer) / Courtesy of ESPN
Khatuna Lorig (Olympic Archer) / Courtesy of ESPN
Odell Beckham Jr (NY Giants) / Courtesy of ESPN
Odell Beckham Jr (NY Giants) / Courtesy of ESPN
Odell Beckham Jr (NY Giants) / Courtesy of ESPN
Odell Beckham Jr (NY Giants) / Courtesy of ESPN
Odell Beckham Jr (NY Giants) / Courtesy of ESPN
Odell Beckham Jr (NY Giants) / Courtesy of ESPN
Odell Beckham Jr (NY Giants) / Courtesy of ESPN
Odell Beckham Jr (NY Giants) / Courtesy of ESPN
Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) / Courtesy of ESPN
Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) / Courtesy of ESPN
Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) / Courtesy of ESPN
Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) / Courtesy of ESPN
Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) / Courtesy of ESPN
Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) / Courtesy of ESPN
Chantae McMillan (Heptathlete) / Courtesy of ESPN
Chantae McMillan (Heptathlete) / Courtesy of ESPN
Chantae McMillan (Heptathlete) / Courtesy of ESPN
Chantae McMillan (Heptathlete) / Courtesy of ESPN
Chantae McMillan (Heptathlete) / Courtesy of ESPN
Chantae McMillan (Heptathlete) / Courtesy of ESPN
Amanda Bingson (Hammer Throw) / Courtesy of ESPN
Amanda Bingson (Hammer Throw) / Courtesy of ESPN
DeAndre Jordan (LA Clippers) / Courtesy of ESPN
DeAndre Jordan (LA Clippers) / Courtesy of ESPN
DeAndre Jordan (LA Clippers) / Courtesy of ESPN
DeAndre Jordan (LA Clippers) / Courtesy of ESPN
Indianapolis Colts O-Line / Courtesy of ESPN
Indianapolis Colts O-Line / Courtesy of ESPN

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Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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