A Closer Look at Some of the Tattooed Athletes of Rio 2016
Athletic & tattooed... Not a terrible combination right there.
The 2016 Rio Olympics has been showcasing some incredibly talented athletes. Every athlete has an artistic side, having mastered a craft and perfecting the art of their discipline. Some of them have taken it a small step further and added tattoos to the mix.
Here's a closer look at some of these athletes and their body art 🎨
Up first, we have American gymnast Jake Dalton, sporting his patriotic pride.
Australian boxer Daniel Jason Lewis has quite an impressive collection which includes a neck piece, a boxing kangaroo on his chest (amazing), and a pair of sleeves.
In the other corner, we have Argentina's boxer Ignacio Perrin who sports impressive back tattoos.
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British cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins has some awesome floral patterns on his right arm.
Brazil's handball player Jessica Quintino has a cute Mickey & Miney tattoo on the back of her left arm.
Australian water-polo player Joel Swift has two beautiful women figures on his right and left thigh.
German gymnast Marcel Nguyen sports a very nice sleeve and some cool lettering across his chest.
Up next we have American freestyle wrestler Jordan Burroughs, who has a nice shoulder/chest tattoo which includes the Olympic rings.
The famous All Blacks rugby squad from New Zealand has a few great talents. Amongst them is Sonny Bill Williams. He has a few tattoos, but his most recognizable one is his tribal style sleeve.
Canadian rugby player Jen Kish has a fantastic collection with two sleeves containing a mixture of flowers, stars and some lettering.
To finish off, we have Frederick Bousquet, the french swimmer. You saw the upper portion of his tattoos on the cover, now here's a look at what was hiding at the bottom 👼🏼