Skaters with tattoos?

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  1. Sit_spin

    Sit_spin Member

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    Which prominent skaters (that you know of) have tattoos?
     
  2. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

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    I believe Jeremy Abbott has one...? I may be wrong..

    ETA: Tanith tweeted a bit ago about getting one removed that she got when she was younger.
     
  3. winterone

    winterone Banned Member

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    I noticed at nationals, Delilah's son was quite tooed up.
     
  4. RockTheTassel

    RockTheTassel Well-Known Member

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    Jeremy Abbott has two, one on his shoulder (I think it's a Chinese symbol) and one of the Olympic rings on his calf/above his ankle.

    I feel creepy knowing this. :slinkaway
     
  5. skatingfan04

    skatingfan04 Active Member

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    I remember reading once that it was tradition for ever Canadian skater to get the olympic rings and a maple leaf after their first Olympics. Not sure if it's true.
     
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    Jeremy actually has at least one more, he got a "believe" tattoo that looks the same read upside down and rightside up (or at least that was the goal) at some point. It's on his inner upper arm.

    Actually, at least 2 more (note leaf tattoo).
     
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  7. pair mom

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    It's true! ;) And some of them are in really interesting areas! ;)
     
  8. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness TAT-wannabe

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    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

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    There's one very prominent male skater, still competing and has been around for ever that I think should have a big "L" on his forehead. ;)
     
  10. AndyWarhol

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    When did Sasha get hers done?
     
  11. johndockley92

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    John Coughlin has a the angel Michael tattooed on his back. I believe AJ Reiss has one too. That's just off the top of my head though.
     
  12. sassybuford

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    Evan Lysacek also has the Greek Orthodox cross tattooed on his left arm.
     
  13. Rochelle

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    I think Larry takes the cake for most-tattooed coach / somewhat recent competitor. He's running out of skin above the waist, and below the chin, at this rate!

    Sometime this Fall, US Figure Skating had a call out on their facebook, asking skaters about their tattoos for a potential feature story (whether web/icenetwork or for Skating magazine, they didn't say). There was a pretty even response in favor of such a story, and against such a story... so it'll be interesting to see if it sees the light of day this spring. ;)
     
  14. julieann

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    Trankov mentioned the one on his back is spelled wronged and needs to get it fixed. Jeremy Barrett has the Olympic rings on his arm but I can't link from his facebook.
     
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  16. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Plushenko, Joubert, or VDP? Not that I agree that they're losers..
     
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  17. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    I just can't see Barbara Ann Scott doing this. But hey, go figure!

    Back in '48 of course, it was probably the old British Empire version of the Canadian flag.
     
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  18. misskarne

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    Plushenko has a large winged cross on the inside of one forearm, a diamond with a traditional saying on the other, and on the inside of one wrist has his wife's name in katakana.

    I think he has a new one too, but I'm not sure. Either way, no more short-sleeved costumes for him.

    Gachinsky has one on his leg, apparently.
     
  19. jenniferlyon

    jenniferlyon Well-Known Member

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    The first skater with a tattoo that I remember hearing about was Tai Babillonia. IIRC, she has a butterfly on her shoulder.
     
  20. sadya

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    Brasseur was showing off the ones from Eisler during Lillehamer '94 Gala. That's all I can remember right now.
     
  21. allezfred

    allezfred Ragin' for equality Staff Member

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    Except in practice:

    There's a sting in the tail of this tattoo
     
  22. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    I quite like tattoos and I'd love to get one myself but...Gosh, are some of these ugly.
     
  23. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    pics?

    ETA: Javier Fernandez also has an Olympic tattoo
     
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    zaphyre14 Well-Known Member

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    Way back in the dinosaur days, I remember Rudy Galindo and Nicole Bobek comparing tats on a bus ride. At the time Nicole said she had more that Rudy did.
     
  25. love_skate2011

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    I know Sasha, Pluschenko, Trankov has one
    Joubert is clean though

    also Maxim Kovtun has one in his arm
    looks like a chinese or russian writing, wonder what it means ? :confused:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxim_Kovtun
     
  26. Gypsy

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    Alexander (Sasha) Abt has a dragon on his left shoulder. He was born in the "Year of the Dragon"

    Sasha Abt
     
  27. TAHbKA

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    Speaking of Sasha - Sasha Zaretski has an olympic tattoo. Am not sure where exactly:)
     
  28. snoopysnake

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    Rudy got a tattoo of his sister Laura's name.
     
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  30. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    You'd think Ralph Lauren could at least find Evan a belt or better fitting trousers?