The latest craze that seems to have set in amongst sports enthusiasts across the globe is the style statement of a sports tattoo. Mostly sports tattoos are representations of a person’s favourite team or a similar tattoo which a sports athlete is sporting. Whichever way they are represented, they clearly indicate a very interesting medium where culture meets mainstream entertainment head-on.
A fanatic goes much beyond imagination to prove his or her loyalty towards a team or an athlete. In places like America, where football goes much beyond just the love for the game, fans of many teams like say Boston Red Sox or Notre Dame etc engrave a tattoo on their bodies and boast about their love for the teams. It is very obvious that in that part of the world it is football that inspires most sports tattoo with Raiders being an extremely popular choice.
Such sports tattoo though should not be of any surprise to a lame man. The passion co-relating to any sport is immeasurable. The craziness has definitely been proved with the growth and demand for sports tattoos. In the U.K. fans sport tattoos of their favourite soccer club. A Manchester United fan may get the club symbol tattooed and prove his loyalty towards the club. This clearly shows that a game like soccer with its multitude of admirers around the world inspires such sports tattoo which has seemed to have gained immense popularity. All these kind of lifestyle changes just reinforces the thought that sports fans can go to any extent to make themselves a part of their teams or athletes.
Yet another trend with the sports tattoo popularity is not only getting a tattoo of a team of their choice but even an athlete of their preference. The world has recently been observing tattoos of Tiger Woods amongst golf fanatics, the Swiss have been seen sporting a Roger Federer tattoo time and again. The reason for this development and offshoot in sports tattooing is the constant shift of professionals from one team to another. For instance in games like football, baseball, basketball etc. That is the reason why most of them follow players, for instance, Michael Jordon’s tattoos with that distinctive ‘Nike Air Jordon’ logo is a very popular choice amongst sports fanatics.
Another observed feature of sports tattoos are that people get themselves a tattoo based on one which is engraved on the bodies of sports stars. For instance, pro basketball players like Allen Iverson, Dennis Rodman and Rasheed Wallace are knows for tattoos which have a striking blend between neo-tribal and old school tattoos, and many fans get same designs done for themselves.
Getting a sports tattoo depends on ones style and image. Any sports logo can be adjusted depending on the style and the specific tastes of an individual. It all depends on loyalty for life. A sports fanatic may get himself or herself a tattoo only when they are rest assured no matter what, they will still support the team or the player or the image of the player. It all lies with the passion of safeguarding the image of the sport and the sports stars. Though who get a sports tattoo just for a trendy look and appeal may not be concerned about the teams image, but those who get themselves tattooed for the love and passion of the sport should like and appreciate the sport and sport stars for eons to come.
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