The NFL is known for its very colorful personalities. One of the aspects that shapes some of them is the ink that they sport under their jerseys. Unfortunately, some guys have no taste and no respect for what they put on their bodies. Shawne Merriman rocks a "Lights Out" switch on his arm, and Devin Thomas has everything from Goku from Dragon Ball Z on his back to Conan The Barbarian on his torso. From the interesting choices like God's Gift from Andrew Quarless and Jeremy Shockey's Bald Eagle to the interesting full-body artwork of players like Colin Kaepernick and Aaron Hernandez, here are the Worst Tattoos in NFL History.
Hines Ward, Micky Mouse
Sometimes we expect NFL players to have overtly-masculine and gory tattoos. Hines Ward goes a different route with a caricature of Micky Mouse in a Heisman Trophy with his name in Korean. Hines explained why he got the colorful tattoo:
"Mickey Mouse symbolizes fun. You never see him sad, and that's how I approach life. When things are bad, I smile sometimes. People tease me about it, but that's my approach—a happy guy playing football."
Jeremy Shockey, Bald Eagle
Devin Hester, Palm Trees
Jason Babin, Biceps
Isaiah Stanback, Chest Scribble
Joe Jurevicius, Lithuanian National Symbol
Ray Rice, "Gifted One"
Rey Maualuga, Stingray
Vernon Davis, Everything
Brandon Marshall, Arms
Mitch King, "Mama's Boy"
Andrew Quarless, "God's Gift"
Channing Crowder, "OJGB"
Chad Johnson, Estranged Wife
Chris Johnson, Everything
Devin Thomas, Everything
Devin Thomas has many interesting tattoos. They include a starlight tat on his chest, Goku from Dragon Ball Z on his back, and a Conan the Barbarian tattoo on his torso. There must be some explanation for the ridiculous idea of a Conan The Barbarian tattoo. Luckily Devin Thomas has one:
"The concept is male and female being strong side-by-side. He's holding the sword, like he's going to swing it, but she's the one bracing it."