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Malik Monk’s New Tattoo is Epic


Malik Monk posted a picture on Instagram today of his finished chest tattoos and they are incredible looking. Monk looks to be paying tribute to an outdoor basketball court in his hometown when he references “The Woodz”. Some Googling makes me think that Monk’s referring to Woods Creek neighborhood in his hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.

never leave my brothers!!! #godsgift

A photo posted by Solo (@ahmad_monk) on

Among others, Monk also has a really cool logo of his MM initials farther down his chest which already appears to be some branding for a future shoe deal. *Looking at you Nike*

Does Malik’s tattoo stack up as the best tattoo on the team? I think we’ll have to ask Derek Willis if he thinks so. Willis got this tattoo on his chest last year of some sort of owl holding a skull surrounded by flowers. Maybe. I can’t really tell exactly what he was going for.


A photo posted by @dwillsssss on

Who do you think has the better tattoo? Let us know in the comment section.

I bet there is one thing we can all agree on though. That this is the worst tattoo of all time. And it isn’t even close.


Article written by Brett Bibbins

Graduate of the University of Kentucky in 2015. Spend my free time watching sports, The Office or Harry Potter. Three-word phrases to live by: For The Kids and Cats by 90 @BrettBibbinsKSR

12 Comments for Malik Monk’s New Tattoo is Epic

  1. Wilfred Smith
    7:14 pm September 8, 2016 Permalink

    Willis’ skull is a “Dia de Muerte” skull. When they’re in color, they’re really neat.

  2. CatBlue in LR
    7:17 pm September 8, 2016 Permalink

    Good guess, but nope. The Woodz is their name for this court they play on in his real hometown of Lepanto in East Arkansas, about 4 1/2 hours away from Bentonville. He only moved to Bentonville to play in a larger classification and be closer to his brother, who was really more his coach than his high school coach.

  3. shelby
    7:36 pm September 8, 2016 Permalink

    So will the ncaa make Pitino remove his tat when they strip that I’ll-gotten title?

  4. kyrupp8
    8:50 pm September 8, 2016 Permalink

    Haha. You can’t tell much of what’s going on can you Brett? Stupid. Trying to bust some Willis balls to promote your Monk post.

    • somerset bill
      2:51 pm September 9, 2016 Permalink

      this wasn’t a post so much as a call for crowdsourcing his research. he did “some googling” but still:
      – took a guess on the woodz that was wrong;
      – didn’t realize the mm logo was famous;
      – couldn’t begin to guess what willis’ “was going for”, despite the fact that tyler posted this past year about a foxsports story on willis that included the meaning of this tattoo.

      i think the simplest fix for the article at this point would be for him to go back and add little question marks at the end of all the sentences.

  5. runningunnin.454
    9:30 pm September 8, 2016 Permalink

    Kids, you know those are permanent?

  6. Rick_S
    6:21 am September 9, 2016 Permalink

    Willis tat looks stupid and creepy..Monk’s is cool

  7. CatManDo
    6:34 am September 9, 2016 Permalink

    If you had to put one of the three anywhere on your body which would you choose? Can’t believe I am saying this but I might choose Pitino’s tattoo- could hide it on a butt cheek.

  8. CarltonBanks
    8:53 am September 9, 2016 Permalink

    I don’t think Monk will be able to claim the Maybach Manufaktur logo as his own.

  9. Darman
    9:17 am September 9, 2016 Permalink

    If Malik refers to it as God’s gym, you may want to get it right – The Woodz is in Lepanto, AR. Bentonville’s gym belongs to the Waltons, not God.

  10. uk1234
    9:45 am September 9, 2016 Permalink

    the “MM” is a logo for “Maybach Music” that just happen to be his initials. Pretty sure Rick Ross won’t let him take that logo and put in on a shoe