Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Sit_spin, Feb 7, 2012.
Which prominent skaters (that you know of) have tattoos?
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.
I noticed at nationals, Delilah's son was quite tooed up.
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.
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.
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).
It's true! And some of them are in really interesting areas!
Found some links:
Previous FSU thread about Olympic Tattoos
Kerrs:4 O'Clock Fodder: Back tatt revealed at ice dancing, other Olympic ink
Denise Biellmann - may not be safe for work
more Denise Biellmann
Patrick Chan's tattoo (image #14)
Evan Lysacek's and Jeremy Abbott's (back) tattoos
Another view of Evan's tattoo
Dube & Davison (no pic)
Maxim Trankov (front)
Maxim Trankov (back)
ETA: Fabian Bourzat
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.
When did Sasha get hers done?
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.
Evan Lysacek also has the Greek Orthodox cross tattooed on his left arm.
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.
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.
Yeah, there's a good shot of Coughlin's tattoo in this video. Actually you can also see one of Rockne's as well.
Plushenko, Joubert, or VDP? Not that I agree that they're losers..
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.
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.
The first skater with a tattoo that I remember hearing about was Tai Babillonia. IIRC, she has a butterfly on her shoulder.
Brasseur was showing off the ones from Eisler during Lillehamer '94 Gala. That's all I can remember right now.
Except in practice:
There's a sting in the tail of this tattoo
I quite like tattoos and I'd love to get one myself but...Gosh, are some of these ugly.
ETA: Javier Fernandez also has an Olympic tattoo
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.
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 ?
Alexander (Sasha) Abt has a dragon on his left shoulder. He was born in the "Year of the Dragon"
Speaking of Sasha - Sasha Zaretski has an olympic tattoo. Am not sure where exactly
Rudy got a tattoo of his sister Laura's name.
What's this picture ? So shocking !
You'd think Ralph Lauren could at least find Evan a belt or better fitting trousers?