The first rule of the inked world is that tattoos need to fit the person. If they don’t, you automatically fail because then you’re trying too hard and the ink is wearing you — instead of the other way around. In this edition of the worst tats on the body of NBA players, I’ve got a mixed bag of bad, stupid and cluttered.
Players featured include Carmelo Anthony, Monta Ellis, Chris Bosh, Kenyon Martin, JR Smith, Mo Williams, Kevin Durant, Mike Miller, Kobe Bryant, Robert Sacre, Jameer Nelson and Deron Williams
There are a lot of players in the NBA with terrible tattoos so I couldn’t have possibly got them all. If you know of a baller with bad ink who deserves to make the 2013 list, leave a comment below.
Here is the list — hit the right arrow to see the entire gallery!
Chris Andersen's tattoos are beyond ridiculous. Birdman is inked to the sky and he's running out of real estate.(img)
Faces are always a tough sell in tattooland and Robert Sacre, just so you know, no one's buying.(img)
Chris Bosh is a softie. No need for extensive tattooing here.(img)
Nothing worse than a huge ass panther stamp on a fat, chubby bicep. Need to lose the baby fat D-Will.(img)
Kenyon Martin's red lips on the neck tattoo is an infamous fail.(img)
Kevin Durant doesn't have the body for a torso full of ink. And this isn't even talking about his recent misspelled bible passage on his back.(img)
JR Smith is near the point of human tattoo. He's a jumbled mess of ink - can you even see the tats anymore or is it all a blur?(img)
Carmelo Anthony's WB tattoo is legendary for being stupid (and free advertising) but he's also overly inked.(img)
Kobe Bryant's tattoo is a direct result of cheating on his wife. Always a bad sign. Plus it looks horrific.(img)
I don't know what the hell Mike Miller is trying to accomplish but he always ends up looking weird. Here's a good view at some of his fruity tattoos.(img)
Amateur tattoo with a huge dose of trying too hard. The tattoo's wearing Jameer Nelson and doesn't fit his personality at all.(img)
Anytime you get a calf tattoo, you know you screwed up somewhere in your life. Damn, Mo Williams, what happened?(img)
Monta Ellis, what the hell are you doing? What the hell are you doing? Worst tattoo of the group.(img)