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Monta Ellis has a tree tattoo on his chest

Posted on: May 24, 2011 10:36 am
Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis has a tree tattoo on his chest. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Well, this tattoo is certainly better than getting some type of World of Warcraft shrine inked on your back like Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko, but it still feels extreme.

Pictured below is the chest of Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis, which is now covered in a giant tree tattoo. Have a look.


Some of the design elements here are next level. His bellybutton is apparently serving as a hole in the tree's massive root system, there are angels sitting in the tree's branches over one half of his chest and a giant picture of his child on the other. At the top of the tree the words "Family First" are in huge letters, up among the branches and leaves, which in turn sort of blend into his two arm-sleeves.

I'm no dendrologist, but it's possible that this is a magnolia tree, the state tree of Mississippi. Ellis is a Jackson, MS native.

Also worth noting, on his left arm, Ellis has tattooed the words "Ellis Family" just in case the giant "Family First" reminder wasn't enough. If he should happen to want to enter his name into the field of 2012 Republican Presidential candidates, he's off to a good start.

This work appears on a page called Tattoos By Randy and Atlanta Hawks guard Jamal Crawford, Orlando Magic wing Quentin Richardson and Indiana Pacers center Solomon Jones are other NBA players with tattooes pictured on the page. 

Hat tip: The Basketball Jones
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 2:20 am
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Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: May 24, 2011 7:22 pm

Monta Ellis has a tree tattoo on his chest

If you are not Aisan or served in the Military, you should not get tattoos.  Professional Athletes look ridiculous.  It is so played out to get inked up.  Bunch of Sheep doing what the next guy does.  That tree is a pretty lame tattoo. 

Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: May 24, 2011 7:21 pm

Monta Ellis has a tree tattoo on his chest

There's no debate over whether Monta Ellis got game.  I never liked the many-tattooed look, though; and the covered-with-tattoos look has always left me dumbfounded,   I've always been more impressed by stars who didn't feel the need to make a garish display out of themselves.  (And yes, Lady Gaga makes me gag.) 

Tats or no tats, though -- Ellis has demonstrated premier skills and proved there's no fluke here.  Why no all-star honors, when he puts up better stats than many who did get selected for the team?

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: May 24, 2011 7:16 pm


Good player, bad decision.

Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: May 24, 2011 6:54 pm

Monta Ellis has a tree tattoo on his chest

I'm sure he will love those tats when he's about 70 years old

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