To celebrate the New Season of Ink Master, back on Tuesdays 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. In an effort to amp you up for the amazing ink you’re going to vote on, check out four of our favorite NBA player-inspired tattoos.
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4. JAMES HARDEN
The Beard has so far kept the most common attribute fans associate with him. And that’s totally cool with his next Harden fan who got Harden’s hairy visage permanently etched on their forearm:
3. MICHAEL JORDAN & DENNIS RODMAN
They only played together for three years, and subsequently won three titles before MJ retired and Rodman struck up a friendship with the North Korean dictator. Despite their short, but successful time together on the court, one devoted Bulls fan just had to have Rodman and Jordan grace the entire length and width of their back. Bravo.
2. GARY PAYTON
The Glove probably cackled with delight when this next tattoo made waves a couple years back. A woman got a massive â€” though detailed â€” tattoo of Payton on her torso. We hope whomever she spends her days with is a Sonics fan (RIP).
1. MATT BONNER
This is our favorite, but not just because of his amazing “Red Mamba” nickname, his too cool for school turn as a CEO, or his guest appearance in dope a baby carrots ad. No, this tattoo of Matt Bonner gets the top spot because Bonner himself said it was “wicked awesome!” We concur.
Bonner's comment: "Wicked awesome."
— Dan McCarney (@danmccarneysaen) January 27, 2014
(Ink Master Tattoo Bracket 2014)
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