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Andrei Kirilenko has a really creepy back tattoo

Posted on: May 9, 2011 9:16 pm
Edited on: May 9, 2011 9:18 pm
Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko got a creepy new tattoo on his back. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Tumultuous circumstances can lead to bad decisions. After decades of placid basketball life, the Utah Jazz underwent a pretty significant upheaval over the last six months, as longtime coach Jerry Sloan retired, franchise player Deron Williams was traded and the team missed the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2005-2006.

Still, all that drama and new-found free time is no excuse for doing what Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko just did to his back. Yes, that picture above is Kirilenko getting some new ink. The pictures come via @Vicback on Twitter, who notes that the graphic was "finished in 12 hours."

The picture above actually isn't the finished product. Click here for that, which notes that the art "sits like a rock" on Kirilenko's back. Here's another shot for good measure.

As best I can tell, the image shows a knight with a shield and sword riding a gargoyle (?) with a tail like an alligator plus giant red, pumping hearts/lungs/wings (?). I guess "mythical" would be a polite and/or trendy way to describe this abomination.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Kirilenko isn't concerned with your mocking of his new artwork.
Yes, Kirilenko got a super-intense tattoo on his back. Jokingly said he's 30 — he can do what he wants. His kids dig it. So does he.
Sorry, Andrei, your kids are probably just being nice. Or they're terrified.
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Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 4:11 pm

Andrei Kirilenko has a really creepy back tattoo

This isn't creepy at all.  That says more to the writer's inexperience than anything else.


Hey writer, show us a picture of yourself so we can determine if your beer-belly and man-boobs are creepy too.  Really CBS, an article about a "creepy tattoo"?  Please let us know what tattoo's are supposed to be like so we can make sure not to offend you. 

Since: May 18, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2011 3:28 pm

Andrei Kirilenko has a really creepy back tattoo

Plus by the time most of these guys reach seniority they will already have enough other things to repulse their spouse, that the billboard on their backs won't even matter.  I got a better idea. Why don't they just get t-shirts made up with what they want to say on their skin. This way they can change shirts depneding on their moods and don't have to worry about growing tired or discontent with their art and having it removed at a later point.  What's the point in even having one anyhow if they don't spend most their time walking around shirtless, how many will actually see it and be impressed.  I'm actually curious to those that want to get it as a they look at their backs in the miror and say "Man that's an awesome tatoo, I think I'll stare at it everday I get in and out of the shower. To each his own...

Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2011 3:51 pm

Andrei Kirilenko has a really creepy back tattoo

I think it is great work and if AK likes it that is all that matters. As far as 20 years down the road....................First off most people at 50 don't run around with their shirts off and furthermore the only time he will see it is if he is looking in the mirror. For all those that are critical of him for it get a life. Especially you Ben. Now crawl back under your rock.

Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:38 pm

Andrei Kirilenko has a really creepy back tattoo

that tattoo looks so dumb. why would you want something like that on your body forever? he is going to get old and then it is going to look terrible. tattoos in sports have gotten ridiculous. too many athletes get into the pros and spend their money on tattoos. they are going to regret these in about 20 years.

Since: Mar 4, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:15 pm

Andrei Kirilenko has a really creepy back tattoo

Im not sure that this is really news worthy, but none the less its pretty sick

Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:10 pm

Andrei Kirilenko has a really creepy back tattoo

Some one played to much dungeons and dragons growing up. Lol!
just kidding, i think its pretty cool, not something i would get, but it pretty intense

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 1:16 pm

Andrei Kirilenko has a really creepy back tattoo

To each his own. I have a tattoo as well.  Not as extravagant as AK 47's but ink none the less.
My belief when it comes to tattoos would be to not get something that doesn't mean a great
deal to you personally.  Not sure what a knight riding a gargoyle carries in Kirilenko's heart, but
that is his business.  Hope he doesn't regret it when he is older. 

Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:33 pm

Andrei Kirilenko has a really creepy back tattoo

Wow, check out the other close up pictures of this incredibly gay

Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 12:30 pm

Andrei Kirilenko has a really creepy back tattoo

I wonder how good of an NBA player Kirilenko might be if he didn't spend a majority of his time playing World of Warcraft and getting his favorite characters tattooed to his back ?

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