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Top Ten Most Highly Tattooed NBA Teams 2013

There is a higher portion of players in the NBA who have tattoos than any other professional sport association in the world. In recent years, the number of tattooed players on each team has been steadily increasing. 56% of the total players in the NBA have at least one tattoo. This means 250 players are tattooed versus 196 who aren’t. Here are the top ten most highly tattooed NBA teams:

 

10

Utah Jazz

Percentage of players tattooed: 67

The Utah Jazz have one more tattooed player than they did the year before. This brings the total number of tattooed players to ten of the fifteen total players on the roster.

Players with tattoos:

  • DeMarre Carroll
  • Derrick Favors
  • Randy Foye
  • Jerel McNeal
  • Paul Millsap
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Jamaal Tinsley
  • Earl Watson
  • Mo Williams
  • Marvin Williams

9

Phoenix Suns

Percentage of players tattooed: 67

The Phoenix Suns saw the largest increase in tattooed players of last year of any team in the NBA. They went from having five tattooed players on the roster to ten of the fifteen total.

Players with tattoos:

  • Michael Beasley
  • Shannon Brown
  • Channing Frye
  • Diante Garrett
  • Marcin Gortat
  • Hamed Haddadi
  • Marcus Morris
  • Jermaine O’Neal
  • P.J. Tucker

8

New York Knicks

Percentage of players tattooed: 67

Surprisingly, even though many of the Knicks players originated in Denver, they saw a decrease in tattooed players last season. Ten of the fifteen players sport at least one tattoo.

Players with tattoos:

  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Marcus Camby
  • Tyson Chandler
  • Jason Kidd
  • Kenyon Martin
  • Quentin Richardson
  • Iman Shumpert
  • J.R. Smith
  • Amar’e Stoudemire

7

Los Angeles Lakers

Percentage of players tattooed: 67

For many years the Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the most highly tattooed teams in the league. Ten of the fifteen players on the team have at least one tattoo.

Players with tattoos:

  • Steve Blake
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Earl Clark
  • Chris Duhon
  • Devin Ebanks
  • Andrew Goudelock
  • Jordan Hill
  • Antawn Jamison
  • Robert Sacre
  • Metta World Peace

6

Los Angeles Clippers

Percentage of players tattooed: 67

Compared to last season, the Los Angeles Clippers actually have less tattooed players than the year before. Ten of the fifteen players on the team have at least one tattoo.

Players with tattoos:

  • Matt Barnes
  • Chauncey Billups
  • Eric Bledsoe
  • Caron Butler
  • Jamal Crawford
  • DeAndre Jordan
  • Lamar Odom
  • DaJuan Summers
  • Ronny Turiaf
  • Maalik Wayns

5

Boston Celtics

Percentage of players tattooed: 67

Ten of the fifteen players on the Boston Celtics have at least one tattoo. This includes 3 of the 5 starting players on the team.

Players with tattoos:

  • Brandon Bass
  • Jordan Crawford
  • Kevin Garnett
  • Courtney Lee
  • Fab Melo
  • Paul Pierce
  • Rajon Rondo
  • Jason Terry
  • Chris Wilcox
  • Terrence Williams

4

Portland Trail Blazers

Percentage of players tattooed: 73

The Portland Trail Blazers are in a three-way tie for second place. Eleven of the fifteen players on the roster have at least one tattoo.

Players with tattoos:

  • LeMarcus Aldridge
  • Will Barton
  • Joel Freeland
  • J.J. Hickson
  • Jared Jeffries
  • Meyers Leonard
  • Damian Lillard
  • Wes Matthews
  • Eric Maynor
  • Aleksander Pavlovic
  • Nolan Smith

3

Denver Nuggets

Percentage of players tattooed: 73

The Denver Nuggets have had a long standing reputation for being a heavily tattooed team. It is a result of this reputation that they received the nickname the “Denver Thuggets.” Eleven of the fifteen players on the team have at least one tattoo.

Players with tattoos:

  • Corey Brewer
  • Wilson Chandler
  • Danilo Gallinari
  • Jordan Hamilton
  • Andre Iguodala
  • Ty Lawson
  • JaVale McGee
  • Andre Miller
  • Quincy Miller
  • Anthony Randolph
  • Julyan Stone

2

Brooklyn Nets

Percentage of players tattooed: 73

Surprisingly the Brooklyn Nets actually saw the number of tattooed players decrease over the last year. They are still tied for second in the league with eleven of the fifteen total players having at least one tattoo.

Players with tattoos:

  • Andray Blatche
  • Keith Bogans
  • MarShon Brooks
  • Reggie Evans
  • Joe Johnson
  • Kris Joseph
  • Jerry Stackhouse
  • Tyshawn Taylor
  • Gerald Wallace
  • C.J. Watson
  • Deron Williams

1

Atlanta Hawks

Percentage of players tattooed: 80

Founded in 1946, the Atlanta Hawks are the most tattooed basketball team in the league. Twelve of the fifteen players on the roster have at least one tattoo on their body.

Players with tattoos:

  • Devin Harris
  • John Jenkins
  • Ivan Johnson
  • Dahntay Jones
  • Kyle Korver
  • Shelvin Mack
  • Johan Petro
  • Mike Scott
  • Josh Smith
  • DeShawn Stevenson
  • Jeff Teague
  • Lou Williams

 

Featured Image: Flickr by Jhong Dizon