The NFL is filled with outlandish personalities and extreme participants.
As violent as the sport is (which we all love), the league has yet to embrace tattoos.
It is understandable, to a certain extent. The NFL makes ridiculous paper through advertisements, and the average potential advertiser may not be very pleased that so many of the players are inked up.
Those in the not-close-to-desensitized part of the public, which is obviously still a huge and important demographic for companies, still see tattoos as signs of thugs, gangsters, rockers and social outcasts.
Just think about it. NBA video games, despite the league's enforcement of a dress code to clean up the sport's image, has had true-to-life tattoos on their players' bodies since NBA 2K on Dreamcast. On the contrary, it is 2013, but Madden still does not allow tattoos in the game. Real-life physics does not mean real-life skin.
Regardless of whether the NFL embraces them, the league's players will continue to rock their stories proudly. This is a right every person has.
Let's look at a few notable NFL players who don some of the most ink in the league.