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3 Current NBA Players With The Most Tattoos

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

To celebrate the New Season of Ink Master, premiering tonight at 10/9c on Spike, the show is sponsoring “Tattoo Bracket 2014.” Vote on your favorite tattoos for your chance to win a trip for 2 to SXSW. Vote HERE before it’s too late! If you’re too embarrassed by your own tattoo to submit, just think of these 3 NBA players who have turned their entire bodies into a tattoo artist’s panorama.

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3. LARRY SANDERS
Larry wasn’t always clad in body ink designs. A teenage Sanders was actually tattoo-free:

Larry Sanders (photo. Facebook)

But he quickly developed a penchant for visiting the tattoo parlor, as his increasing ink shows:

Larry Sanders (photo. Facebook)

Larry Sanders (photo. Facebook)

Larry Sanders (photo. Facebook)

Larry Sanders (photo. Facebook)

Larry Sanders (photo. NBATattoos.tumblr.com)

Then there was the infamous ink mistake, but we’ll let that slide simply because it takes a dedicated man to sit for that many needle sessions:

Larry Sanders (photo. Instagram.com/larrysanders)

Click to see the next player on our list, an old New York favorite…

2. J.R. SMITH

J.R. Swish is a tattoo fiend. The embattled Knicks swingman might be persona non grata in New York right now, but for tattoo artists around the country, he’s a work of art. Just remember that if you’re getting your first piece of ink at 15, you can always stop. Smith was addicted though, as you can see:

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

Click the next page to find out who is the most inked NBA player

1. CHRIS ANDERSEN

BIRDMAN BIRDMAN! Chris Andersen was just a willowy white guy when he jumped from the Chinese Basketball Association to the NBA’s D-League before getting called up to the Denver Nuggets in November of 2001. Since then, though, he’s turned into a tattooed beast, that’s as well known for his cataclysmic body art as he is for his ability to offensive rebound.

Chris Andersen (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Andersen (photo. Rob Hammer)

Chris Andersen (photo. Rob Hammer)

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