Getting a tattoo is a big decision.
Not only do people struggle with having something permanently on their bodies the rest of their lives, but enduring the pain it can cause with a hot needle to the skin is just as tough.
So when someone finally does step up to the plate and find that one thing that means so much to them, one normally wouldn't expect it to be some of these athletes.
Sports fans are nuts though, so they'll do anything to show their support—we just don't recommend getting any of this ink.
Does this even look like Triple H to anyone else?
Sure, the guy in the tat has long hair and a resemblance to the longtime wrestler and current Chief Operating Officer of the WWE, but it kind of looks more like Thor holding an ax than anything.
Since when did wrestlers use an ax in the first place?
Wrestling might be fake, but this piece of ink definitely is not.
Was former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward a solid player who played an integral part in helping Pittsburgh win two Super Bowls during his 14-year career?
And growing up in AFC North country, I know just how passionate Steelers fans are, but this tat of Ward is just a little much for me.
Former boxer Mike Tyson might be endearing to fans these days after landing in a few comedy movies playing his crazy self, but we're not sure getting the former heavyweight champ on one's back—along with his signature—is a good idea.
We know guys who get their back waxed before summer, but unfortunately for this dude, he's not going to be able to just rip "Iron Mike" off his skin anytime soon.
We have absolutely zero problem with some fan deciding a tattoo of Kobe Bryant was a good idea.
After all, Bryant is a five-time NBA champ, a former league MVP and generally regarded as one of the top three players in the world.
But we wonder why in the hell this guy decided this picture was the best option for permanent display on his leg?
Is Kobe a philosopher or a basketball player?
Maybe something like this would have been more appropriate.
Manchester United is arguably the most historic soccer club in the world, boasting a variety of great talents, and even more titles.
And we all know that the Brits are crazy about their soccer, which is why this fan decided that getting the best "Red Devils" players—with Jesus Christ mixed in—would be the best way of honoring his favorite team.
Eli and Peyton Manning are two of the most accomplished quarterbacks of the past 15 years, earning numerous passing records and owning three Super Bowl rings between them.
Knowing that, it's not completely weird to think fans would want to celebrate them.
But this tat takes the word bizarre to a whole new level, as it's Eli giving older brother Peyton a noogie which, we wonder when or if this has ever happened in their lives?
If it did, this fan must have been one of the few who captured it—and then wanted to remember it for eternity.
Sports fans fell in love with Bubba Watson after his emotional run to the 2012 Masters title, showing that he's got charisma, resolve and game to withstand a Sunday round during a Major tournament.
But even before Bubba pulled the historic green jacket over his arms, a fan wanted to prove to everyone his admiration for the lefty, getting the golfer's face on his body.
It's pretty bad on its own, but when you realize it makes Watson appear to be right-handed, it's an even bigger fail.
Bulls guard Nate Robinson might have shown that he was capable of lifting a team to some playoff shockers this postseason, but besides a few good moments and three dunk contest victories, his career hasn't been all that accomplished.
This fan didn't seem to share that thought though, as he got the little man inked on his shoulder blade.
Well, this is quite the statement, wouldn't you say?
On top of a very devoted fan getting the classic pose of Hulk Hogan on his back, the dude had the balls to have someone snap a pic of his rather large body and post it on the Internet.
"The Hulkster" might even say, "Hey brother," in disgust to that move.
James Harden proved this year that he's one of the most talented young guys in the league, finishing in the top three in points per game and leading his Rockets to a tough first-round series against his former Thunder teammates.
Every solid tattoo typically comes with a pretty good story—or at least we prefer it to be that way.
So when a fan got this tat after former Penguins center Max Talbot whispered to the crowd following an epic fight during a 2010 playoff series, you would assume it was a good idea.
Coming back from a 3-0 second-period deficit, Talbot hushed the crowd before the Pens completed their comeback in Game 6.
Like we said, at least there's a decent story behind it, because the tat itself is pretty random.
What on earth did this person smoke in order to actually get this tattooed on themselves?
Tim Tebow might be one of the most worshipped athletes in recent memory—though we're not so sure it's deserved—but having the guy dressed in his former Broncos helmet, clutching a football and the words "Tebow Time" on his Centaur body is no way to earn points.
Seeing that Tebow just signed with the Patriots according to ESPN, we wonder how much this guy regrets this move?
This one's quite the head-scratcher if you ask us.
Did this guy lose a bet?
Or maybe it's just one of Charlie Villanueva's relatives showing their support for the Pistons forward?
No matter the reason, we have a hard time taking anyone who would get this tatted on them very seriously, because, as the stats show, Villanueva isn't worthy of it.
It's one thing to get a tattoo of a golfer—it doesn't exactly scream street cred.
But it's a whole different animal when that golfer just happens to be Davis Love III, a 49-year-old who isn't really a guy many sports fans feel connected with.
Didn't matter to this Alex guy though, who felt it was absolutely necessary to get the one-time Major winner on his body for life.
Wonder if he'd like to use a mulligan?
Now we're not saying that we hate former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury, but we're not sure his career warrants someone to actually get his face on their leg?
After heading to China to play in the pro basketball league over there, Marbury became somewhat of a cult hero, with this tat from a fan as the cherry on the top of his popularity.