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John Wall planning on getting a UK tattoo

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When John Wall came to Kentucky, one of his unique traits was that he had no tattoos. Wall was adamant about keeping his image clean for marketing reasons, but now, after a few years in the league, feels comfortable enough to get some ink–only in places that you can’t see when he’s on the court. Wall got a series of elaborate tattoos on his chest and back recently, and plans to add an homage to the Cats soon. From the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg:

And so within the past month, Harris created an homage to Raleigh on Wall’s midsection, complete with the skyline, area code and signature interstate-40 road sign of the point guard’s hometown – “kind of a tribute to where he started,” as Harris put it. “All his stomach tattoos represent where he’s from.”

A star adorns the middle of Wall’s chest. Above one breast is a tribute to his mother, which includes her name and a reference to Wall as a mama’s boy. On his back are the words “Great Wall,” made out of bricks; Harris eventually plans to tattoo the University of Kentucky logo – and possibly other symbols – on top of that “wall.”

Interlocking logo or block K?

[The Washington Post: John Wall’s offseason tattoos]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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8 Comments for John Wall planning on getting a UK tattoo



  1. I Say
    10:39 am June 20, 2013 Permalink

    Interlocking logo for sure. I dont really like the block K, it doesnt remind me of Kentucky when I see it on shirts and other apparel



  2. Heisenberg
    10:59 am June 20, 2013 Permalink

    Man that looks awful



  3. Rusty Wildcat
    11:08 am June 20, 2013 Permalink

    penis tongued wildcat logo?



  4. Duuuuuude
    11:44 am June 20, 2013 Permalink

    I would be happy if he would just get a belt.



  5. Tampa Satchel
    12:01 pm June 20, 2013 Permalink

    3-beat me to it. Always go with the penis tongue.



  6. Dudes a beast...
    12:45 pm June 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wall is bulking up. Looks super muscular and ripped. I think this next year is his year to shine. He is so focused and is finally healthy. Go get ’em Wall!!!!



  7. jalo
    1:48 pm June 20, 2013 Permalink

    What, a UK basketball player with tattoos. I have never heard of such a thing. what will come next. LINES BEARDS. what is this world coming too.



  8. Garmaster
    11:38 pm June 20, 2013 Permalink

    Where is he?