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    Question Which Skaters Have Tattoos?

    Ever since I saw the three beautiful tattoos that Evgeni Plushenko got recently, I've been curious about which skaters have them?

    So far the only thread I was able to find in GS's "search" option about this was this one (but it's about forum members, *not* skaters): http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...hlight=tattoos

    From my own internet investigating the past day, I've found the following skaters have tattoos (accompanied with pics):

    Evgeni Plushenko ~ http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/2347/x2275c863.jpg

    Denise Biellmann ~ http://www.blick.ch/people/schweiz/g...o-kunst-152125 (six pages full! WARNING: lots of "skin" shown)


    I couldn't find any more pictures, but I did read that Patrick Chan wanted to get one after the 2010 Olympics: http://www.thestar.com/sports/olympi...han-ice-prince

    Also, I thought I read that Joannie Rochette got one? And for some crazy reason I thought Stephane Lambiel and Brian Joubert had them as well?

    Thanks for indulging my curiousity everyone, but I find this topic totally fascinating; getting a tattoo is a glimpse into one's soul, especially when the tattoo is esoteric in nature (re: Zhenya).

    p.s. this reminds me of a fascinating book I once read entitled "The Gargoyle" by Andrew Davidson.

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    i think Sinead Kerr has one, anyway , because it showed a bit over the top of her hot pants in their OD last year..I don't think it was make -up, because it was mostly covered up anyway.

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    Is tattoo beautiful?!
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    Shucks, I was honestly hoping to see some pics of more skaters with tats. :( It would've been fun to decipher the meaning behind the more esoteric ones. In the meantime, I'm left to wonder what more tattoos Evgeni plans to add in the future...

    Lol, I have a guilty pleasure of wanting to see him with a particular one that starts on the right side of his chest and then winds itself up & around his neck.

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    Jeremy Abbott

    http://cdn04.okcdn.okmagazine.com/wp...emy_Abbott.jpg

    I think skaters may get tattoos but as to not offend judges ther never show them, I mean it is basically a conservative sport

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    Wasn't Lloyd Eisler known for getting tattoos to commemorate competitions? Not sure about Isabelle Brasseur, though.
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    Sinead Kerr: http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/N...HeuhFuVz2l.jpg
    John Kerr: http://www.sisport.com/sisport/images/Kerrs-Shoot-9.jpg
    Javier Fernandez has now the Olympic rings if I'm not wrong...

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    During the run-up to the 2010 Olympics, Jessica Dube and Bryce Davison mentioned in an interview that they got tattoos to commemorate being in the 2006 Olys. They were laughing about it and said it really hurt!

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    I know that Jeremy Barrett has a tatto of Oympic Rings on his arm...or maybe back...can't remember. He posted the pictures of the tattos on his facebook page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    Jeremy Abbott

    http://cdn04.okcdn.okmagazine.com/wp...emy_Abbott.jpg

    I think skaters may get tattoos but as to not offend judges ther never show them, I mean it is basically a conservative sport
    That's the Chinese character for luck (fu). Maybe he has it for better success on the larger international circuit

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    Vaughn Chipeur has a tattoo on his shoulder of a Canadian maple leaf . I myself hate tattoos. Especially black ones. From a distance they look like dirt on skin. I hope they [the ink] don't cause skin cancer somehere in the future. Tattos really look ugly when a woman wears an evening gown and her arms are exposed with ink marks all over.

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    Those are some ugly-*** tattoos.

    If you're gonna get one, make it a nice one. Cryptic Asian letters on people non-fluent in those languages are the worst and make me go

    ETA: Actually, Biellmann's side dragon tattoo looks OK. The others are
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    Katia Gordeeva has a tattoo on her ankle - not a great one, a badly executed flower.

    I don't know why someone would do that to their own body but people do, my younger son included (you can imagine how happy I was to hear that one but he's an adult).

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    Thanks everybody for the responses; fascinating info.

    Well since I'm the one whom started the topic, I just wanted to say I have none of my own nor do I intend to get any due to personal and religious reasons. But if I ever did (which I will not) it would be a white invisible one with all the names of my family members enclosed in a heart. And, yes, they do have white ones, lol, because I recall watching an episode of The Osbournes years ago wherein Ozzy's son first tattoo was a small white heart on the right side of his back with his mom's name inside it.

    Anyhow, I'm more interested in why, which is probably why I watch that program "Inked" with Kat Von D every once in a while. Some just do it to be a follower, a fad/the "in" thing to do, but more often than not there's a deeply personal reason behind it; that's the part I find fascinating. (:^)

    That said, lol, I do wonder what they will look like in 40 or 50 years, but it doesn't cheapen the meaning. My own father had his nickname tattooed on his left upper arm by a friend when he was a young wild teenager, just for fun. :D

    I don't judge them one way or the other, I just find it fascinating is all, and would like to see more pics of those skaters that have tattoos.

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    I have seen some amazing/gorgeous tattoos here or there. And Kat...while I don't agree with all her tattoos, has some interesting ones (as well as being a strikingly beautiful lady.)

    To be honest, I am a little surprised how many of these tattoos that skaters get are in bad taste. I would have expected a little better, given that Figure Skating is an artistic sport.

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