On day 243 of the coronavirus crisis — actually, we’re not that far deep, it just feels like it — Outsports asked our readers to reveal something very personal about themselves. For some, this is an artistic statement that is very much out in the open, and for others, it is a hidden treasure, shared only with a precious few.
We tweeted #ShowUsYourTattoos
And wow, we got a lot. In fact, they’re still coming in!
Some of the tattoos tweeted at us reflect our readers’ LGBTQ Pride, others show their love for sports, some have both. There were music-themed tattoos, dragons, and of course, because this is the internet, tattoos of cats.
Scroll down to see some of the best ones, beginning with out bisexual NFL free agent Ryan Russell, and find out how to show us yours by scrolling all the way to the end.
My Phoenix - no matter how bad it gets, we all will rise again! pic.twitter.com/hpIUwgVs1S— Barbara Gomez (@bgomez2003) March 24, 2020
From a phoenix... to @phoenix_177, across the pond in Wales.
A bunch of us got to chat with Alex Valvo of Buffalo, N.Y. on our inaugural Outsports Community Video Chat this week. Here he is flexing his muscle and showing us his tattoo.
The ones I have pictures at the ready. pic.twitter.com/R2dNFZ9trD— M͠o͠o͠g͠a͠L͠o͠o͠❷❷™️ ️ (@Monroesmydog) March 24, 2020
This next one is from Anthony Nicodemo who is a longtime friend and supporter of Outsports, and a recent guest on The Sports Kiki podcast with Deputy Managing Editor Alex Reimer.
this is my newest tattoo! it says ‘good human’ in korean :’) pic.twitter.com/XzNl2jhiPu— rat mom (@nicole_renia_) March 25, 2020
Here are two from Kirsti Miller, the out transgender rugby player in Australia:
From a poem by Nikita Gill & an open door. ️ pic.twitter.com/p85th9u5j3— Brandii (@drunkonbrandi) March 25, 2020
my first tattoo (of many cause i'm ready for more lmao) pic.twitter.com/jvaOQHZL6D— raccoons chittering angrily (@rivalmancy) March 25, 2020