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These Ping Pong Tattoos Do The Sport a Great Service

These Ping Pong Tattoos Do The Sport a Great Service

Tattoo Ideas2 min Read

These table tennis tattoos really make us want to hit some balls with a paddle

There are very few sports which you can minimize to fit the playing field on a table-sized object. Air hockey is certainly a valiant attempt, but some of the subtleties of hockey are lost in this scope. Perhaps the only sport that has accomplished a seamless shrink job is table tennis, aka ping pong, aka analog pong. In celebration of this achievement, we’re serving up some ping pong tattoos. 

Never give up by Raul (via IG -- rapbtattoo) #raul #pingpong #pingpongtattoo #tabletennis #tabletennistattoo

Ping pong knuckle tattoo by Tino Güüti #Tinoguuti #pingpong #pingpongtattoo #tabletennis #tabletennistattoo
Ping pong knuckle tattoo by Tino Güüti #Tinoguuti #pingpong #pingpongtattoo #tabletennis #tabletennistattoo

The thing that struck me most about modern day competitive ping pong is the beastly psychological warfare that occurs in the serves. Time and time again I was gobsmacked by the distraction and sleight of hand involved in beginning a service. Instead of trying to put these deceptions involving a little white ball into words, I’ll just link you to this video. It’s like psych outs taken to the next level and then taken yet another level beyond that.

These ping pong tattoos represent true love for a totally fun game. Although, come to think of it, modern day table tennis pros really don’t look like they’re having much fun. Mostly they look like they really need to poop.

Servo Jefferson
Written byServo Jefferson

servo is a writer based in the tri-state area, though he is unsure what the third state actually is. when not writing about tattoos, servo runs a small record label, goes on countless tours and adventures, and enjoys putting together Japanese model kits of robots. the texture of Styrofoam makes him want to vomit.

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