Super Bowl

Super Bowl tattoos: What are they?

Take a look at the ink sported by athletes in last night's big game

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    AP/Matt Slocum

    Player: Tom Crabtree

    Position: Tight End, Green Bay Packers

    The tattoo that probably garnered the most attention last night, Crabtree’s ink appears to be a tribal design with a cross inset.

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    AP/Matt Slocum

    Player: Mike Wallace

    Position: Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers

    This one is harder to discern. Wallace definitely has some writing scribbled on his forearm, but the bicep tat appears to be two palms cupped together. Someone looking for a handout or the perfect football-catching method?

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    AP/Chris O'Meara

    Player: Pat Lee

    Position: Cornerback, Packers

    Lee’s elaborate left-arm design is tough to decipher, but we can definitely make out a cross with some crepuscular rays and maybe a snake. The right arm, by contrast, eludes description, though we’re pretty sure we see a face.

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    AP/David J. Phillip

    Player: Charles Woodson

    Position: Cornerback, Packers

    Woodson is sporting linear markings on his bicep and what appears to be some sort of logo on his shoulder.

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    AP/Mark Humphrey

    Player: Daryn Colledge

    Position: Guard, Packers

    Colledge’s tats are all sorts of rad, even if we don’t have a clue what they’re supposed to be.

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    AP/Mark Humphrey

    Player: Casey Hampton

    Position: Defensive Tackle, Steelers

    From this angle, it appears Hampton has a skeleton wearing a fedora on his right bicep. No?

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    AP/ Lynne Sladky

    Player: Doug Legursky (64) / Player: Desmond Bishop (55)

    Position: Center, Steelers / Position: Linebacker, Packers

    The parallel lines on Legursky’s arm make up yet another tribal-inspired piece.

    As if responding to the clean geometry of tribal tattoos, it looks like Bishop dons an anatomically accurate heart.