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Hardcore training is all the rage these days in the fitness and training world and many athletes take their devotion to extreme levels. The thrill of meeting and exceeding goals, making visible progress, and pushing oneself to limits that were once inconceivable can be an enjoyable and at times, addicting experience. Then there's the athletes who take it one step further and permanently ink an inspired tattoo on their body. There's no question that tattoos are extremely popular in the gym world, but what happens when the ink is actually training related?

Sometimes, the work is well done, and subtle enough that it's not going to raise many eyebrows. However, more often than not, these tattoos are either poorly scribed, sloppily drawn, gaudy, or just downright corny. We're not saying tattoos are off limits—if you're that passionate about it, then by all means, do your thing. But definitely take a look at this gallery of The 25 Worst Training-Inspired Tattoos before you confirm that appointment.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.


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No. 25 - Poetry in motion

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No. 24 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month gone wrong

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No. 23 - So do thousands of others, but... nevermind

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No. 22 - Let's hope these remained in sketch form

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No. 21 - At least it can be easily fixed

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No. 20 - You'll start to notice a major fixation on skulls and weights in the tattoo community

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No. 19 - See what we mean?

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No. 18 - Be ready to embrace the pain of this life-long decision, too

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No. 17 - At least YOU like it, man!

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No. 16 - It'll be hard to enjoy much of anything with this one on your leg

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No. 15 - We foresee a one-man search in your future

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No. 14 - Someone should've limited your interest in getting this one

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No. 13 - Heartbroken

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No. 12 - Too late, this one's for life

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No. 11 - With such a focus on healthy living, what's up with the fascination with death and skulls?

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No. 10 - Lonely boy

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No. 9 - The what?

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No. 8 - Great message, poor execution

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No. 7 - Gaudy text? Check. Walking Reebok advertisement? Check.

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No. 6 - The best thing we can say about this one is that there's no skulls involved

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No. 5 - They'll never doubt your dedication now

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No. 4 - If your muscles rip through your skin, it may be time for a break from working out

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No. 3 - Sweet bat!

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No. 2 - Worst tramp stamp ever?

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No. 1 - It would take a whole new article to even attempt to break down this masterpiece

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.