Finally. Our favorite time of the season. This is the day we buy 50 six packs of Budweiser, a truck load of pork rinds, 23 containers of french onion dip, and settle in for one of the most exciting games of the year. Okay, maybe not. This journalist may not know f*** all about football, but I did my damndest to bring you some of the best info out there about the Super Bowl, past and present, and football tattoos.
So, no one can really judge whether a tattoo is good or bad, especially if we take into consideration the emotional attachment a client can have with their ink. But, to be sure, there are some terrible football tattoos out there. In fact, some of those tattoos are on the NFL players themselves. You sort of have to wonder why, when most of these guys are making millions, they would go to their bros who work out of their living room, rather than hit up a professional. Or maybe it's because football pro's are constantly on the road, so it's sort of hard to plan around that. But, honestly, we hope they start using Tattoodo to book their tattoos like you do so we can start applauding the artists rather than shaming the players.
Most people have some sort of meaning lingering behind their piece, and NFL heroes are no different. Even fans who get football tattoos are clearly showing their love and devotion for the sport. Some people dig pop culture icons, like Josh Gordon who has a Spike Lee portrait, or Devin Thomas who is obviously an admirer of anime. His back is home to a giant portrait of Goku from Dragon Ball Z. Gotta give props to any dude down to show his devotion to #nerdlife.
The 2019 Super Bowl will also host Maroon 5 along with Travis Scott and Big Boi for the half time show. No shock here that Scott, Levine, and Big Boi all sport ink of their own...Levine is well-known for his tattoos and, since the singer purportedly spends most of his time in the nude, we have tons of internet trolls gathering photos for you to droll over. Levine actually said once, “I often have to be told by the people around me that it’s inappropriate to be as naked as I am.” He must be mistaken. I'm sure no one is complaining...
In another sports meets tattoos story thats hit the news stands earlier last year, it seems video game developers are now getting sued for replicating sports stars pieces! It may be a surprise for many people to hear that their ink doesn't actually really belong to them. Crazy idea, right? But unfortunately, via the NY Times, "Any creative illustration 'fixed in a tangible medium' is eligible for copyright, and, according to the United States Copyright Office, that includes the ink displayed on someone’s skin." So, technically, you don't own your tattoos...the artist does.
And no story about football tattoos would be a good story if it didn't include the huge super fans who show their love way, way, way...way...ahead of time. Every year we've brought you articles about the crazy fans who get Super Bowl tattoos well before a winner is even announced. Like Brian Babikian who talked to NJ Advance Media in August '18 about the tattoo he got to celebrate the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII championship...which, obviously, hasn't happened yet. After being questioned about the validity of his new tattoo, Babikian told the reporter “We’re not losing. Look at my eyes: We. Are. Not. Losing. They are going to win, 31-21.” Considering the Patriots do have 5 Super Bowl wins under their belts, there's a good chance Babikian will still feel awesome about his tattoo come Sunday night. Except that the Patriots lost last year to the Eagles...so I guess we'll just hafta wait and see!
While you sit back and watch the 2019 Super Bowl, we hope you enjoy not only these awesome football tattoos, but a cold glass 'o' beer as well. Because what would football be without beer? And, since you're probably a bigger fan of the sport than I am, you realize that each team has their own favorite alcohol...and thankfully Forbes came to the rescue with an extensive list all about it. I'm still not sure why this list does not include snacks...since a buffet of dips, deviled eggs, and corn dogs is the only reason why I'll be at your Super Bowl party.