Since the summer Olympics are going on right now in Beijing I thought it would be appropriate to write about tattoos and the Olympics. Also I’ve just started getting into the Olympics and I have noticed a little pattern myself. You might be scratching your head at this point because you are not sure what tattoo’s and the Olympics have in common. Well the truth be told that a lot of Olympians actually have their tattoo location planned out a head of time, to ensure that their tattoo will be shown off to the world.
For instance a lot of Olympians will get tattoos of the Olympic rings tattooed somewhere on their body that will be seen and noticed depending on the sport they are competing in. Take Wrestlers for instance, they have been known to put Olympic ring tattoos or some other tattoo on the inside of their arms. The reason behind this is so, when the arm is lifted following a victory, it can be seen. Swimmers on the other hand like to get tattoos on their backs so they can be seen when they are in the water. Or take the archery competitors, they have thought this one out even more so than the others. They will get tattoos on the outside of their right arm. The reason behind this is when the archers are in shooting position, the camera catches the tattoos perfectly.
Another pattern that I have noticed while watching the Olympics is whenever an Olympian has a tattoo and it is noticeable the announcers. They will talk about the tattoo and share the story behind it and what it means to that particular athlete. So it just goes to show that these athletes are not only proud of the sport they are competing in but they are proud of their tattoos as well.
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