I don't mean to alarm you, but if you haven't already noticed, the world is awash in ink.
Tattoos are everywhere—and they aren't going away.
No longer reserved for burly bikers and weathered sailors, people from all walks of life have fallen in love with the art form. Teachers, doctors, your mailman—anyone and everyone might have a tattoo somewhere on their body.
Make no mistake about it: Tattooing is an art form, and those who create these long-lasting images on human skin are most definitely artists in every sense of the word.
It's an art form that hasn't been lost on high-profile athletes either, as more and more of the biggest and brightest stars in professional athletics are heavily inked—to the point where some have lost count of just how many they've had done over the years.
Super Bowl-bound quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers is one of the newest faces of the NFL—and the tattoo movement.
What other athletes that are currently honing their craft are right alongside him?
Let's take a look.