Before Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson reports for training camp next week, he'll appear on a different kind of reality television show.
The always brash and confident Johnson is scheduled to appear as a guest judge for Spike TV's competition series Ink Master, according to John Glennon of the Tennessean.
The show, which will air at 9 p.m. Tuesday, has Johnson judging the creation of custom sports car grills by teams of three individuals. Other primary judges include Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction, Chris Nunez from Miami Ink and Oliver Peck from Elm Street Tattoo. The winner of the challenge will be determined by the four judges.
The goal of the series is for individuals to display their skills in a number of different competitions involving the art of tattoos. The winner of each season receives $100,000 and a feature in Inked Magazine.
According to Glennon, Johnson received his first tattoo at the ripe ago of seven. This post from Full Court Pumps shows that Johnson has been inked a few more times since. He appears to have a large-scale skull across his upper chest and numerous others on his arms and lower neck.
According to Sports Climax, his right shoulder features a tattoo of his face, while his calf has his 40-time in ink.
It's safe to say Johnson is well-versed in the tattoo industry.
Johnson also knows plenty about "grills," as the running back has in the past sported a golden set of teeth. In fact, according to Terry McCormick of the City Paper in Nashville, Johnson once missed the team bus when he had to retrieve his gold teeth before a game in 2009.
The speedy running back has also admitted in the past that his look might turn some people off.
In 2010, he told the New York Post that his gold teeth and dreadlocks are "probably" the reason for that line of thinking from the outside.
On Ink Master, Johnson should fit right in.
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