The world of sports is filled with some pretty wild characters, and this inevitably means that there are plenty of crazy, shocking and hilarious tattoos. These athlete tattoos will often signify the challenging journey they have gone on to reach the pros, they sometimes allude to their faith, there may be no clear reason for their ink and there are then those that look like they were designed after a few too many drinks. Some of these athletes attempt to cover up their crazy tattoos, whilst some wear them proudly and give us a great insight into their character.
12. Shawne Merriman
“Lights Out” may be a great nickname for the former linebacker who earned his nickname by knocking out players in high school, but it does not make for a very good tattoo. Merriman has the image of somebody flicking a light switch tattooed just above the wrist on his right arm, but this is not a particularly intriguing or complicated piece of art. It is also not the best design, as it is essentially a large rectangle with a switch on it, and the hand is out of proportion and does not look like a human hand at all. Merriman would pretend to flick the switch on his tattoo after making a sack which was a nice touch, but the tattoo unfortunately looks like it was designed by a 5-year old.